Monday, January 05, 2009

The bag that started it all...



I have had, for the past 20 years a strong attraction to handbags....mostly vintage Victorian and also mesh bags from the 1920's. This very intense and very unexplainable addiction led to the creation of my own beaded bag about 8 years ago. I crocheted the bag and then handstitched hundreds (more like thousands) of little beads into flowers and leaves....little did I know at the time that there were already beads shaped like flowers and leaves out there in bead stores across the land. Carpel Tunnel Syndrome led me to the end of my beaded bag career and hence the premade flower and leaf beads became my favorite obsession instead. Long live beads!!! It's crazy, but i love the little things!!! Can't get enough of them! This comes as no new shock to those that know me....you already KNOW I love beads.

4 comments:

Caleen said...

I love your passions.. Brooke is a lucky recipient of a famous "Kim" bag.. you gave her one for graduation.. I may even have it.. I think I stole it from her.. They are so beautiful.. I had carpal tunnel once.. it hurt so bad.. you poor dear.. you definitely like me have always done some type of creating.
Thank goodness we have an outlet or we would really be in a bad way! ha!

Robin said...

That purse is absolutely amazing !! Hill says the one you made her for graduation from Laurels is the prettiest one ever !! We need to have a play date and puruse purses at my house !! (I left a comment on my own blog in answer to yours) !!Love Ya R

Grandmother Fairy said...

I want a bag.....BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

Britten said...

I still love my dragonfly bag you made me - I need to post a pic of it on my blog now!