Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Gypsy Purse

This is my Gypsy Bag. I have always thought that I either channeled Gypsy blood or I was really part Gypsy. It must be that I only channel because I can "fix" my relatives and their blood lines.
When I wear a necklace, I have to restrain my self to wear only two at a time. I have been known to wear up to five. And the rings at one point were on quite a few fingers.
As I was waiting for parts for the purse that I have already posted about, I thought I needed to fill my imagination with another project.
While I was walking a saw a poster and the colors charged me to make a colorful purse. Two blocks later, I found a small pile of fabric (the purple lavender confection). I think that I live where people have a business making clothes. It seemed like a challenge to my previous idea of Gypsy thoughts. I picked up the pile of fabric and almost ran home. And that is what started my journey into Gypsy purse adventure.

The strap is what I imagine would be if I were really wanted to color up my life. I purchased the cording and I had the gold toned chain. I wove the cords and chain and sewed it all together.
I attached all the gaudy cord and embroidered ribbons I had in my stock. There is also Turquoise beads as well.
This is the back of the purse and you can see a few pieces of Turquoise. I also included the hoops that I bought at the Alameda Flea Market.

I have always totally enjoyed making purses and I don't claim very many as mine. With this purse, I want to announce that I now have a store. I hope that you will take a look at this project of mine. Please look at my store.


beadbabe49 said...

hey pat! congratulations on setting up your store...the purses are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely creation! Yes, it is a very nice gypsy purse! I'd be proud to carry it!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Congratulations on your store! This is wonderful news...!This gypsy purse is just that and someone will have such fun owning it!