Monday, July 15, 2013

Another Tiny Beaded Handbag

Whoops! It's been a lot longer than I expected it to be since my last post. I've had a surge of non-miniature related energy, and the dollhouse projects went on the back burner. The good thing is that I got a lot done in real life. In the past week I've planted flowers, hauled rocks, re-organized cupboards, cooked enough to fill the freezer, and even got a head start on Christmas presents.

 When I left off, I mentioned that I was working on a black and gold beaded evening clutch. I did manage to finish the clutch during my mini-break. I freehanded the design (as usual), and  somehow managed to miss the fact that I'd drawn a big "M" until I was almost done with the beading.
I did experiment with a different style of clasp for this particular bag. I usually use a tiny Swarovski crystal and brass finding, but I couldn't decide what color crystal to use with the black and gold. I substituted a larger brass finding instead, and really like the result! I still plan to use the crystal clasps for most of my beaded handbags, but I love having another option when the crystals don't look right.

6 comments:

  1. Hello Eliza,
    They are just wonderful. the new clasp is a great alternative and looks wonderful.
    big hug,
    Giac

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  2. They're beautiful, Eliza! Just so very precious!

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  3. Hi Eliza! Everybody likes variety and so does you mini Gal! Having the alternate clasp is very nice and it looks great with the black and gold beading! This is a bag for the little black dress that every miniature lady should own! Very Breakfast at Tiffanys!

    elizabeth

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  4. Me encanta la cartera es una preciosidad.
    Un abrazo.
    Yolanda

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  5. Sencillo y elegante... ¡muy bonito!
    Un beso

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