Sunday, 14 October 2012

bag blag blog

I am continuing to make bag progress, it is just a bit slower than I'd like! After a meal out on Friday night with the work colleagues I had a rich food induced, vivid dream of the completed bag, but alas, when I woke the bead elves (if such exist) had not done the work for me (boo!) I am happy with this bit I have done though, and slow and steady is probably better since I'm designing as I go.

Here is a picture of the work on the bag to give you an idea of the placement. What do you think? Too much? Too little? I know there is a large area to fill so I am fighting the urge to cover the whole thing with big blingy elements!

A bit  of a close-up:

Then I thought I'd divert myself with working the beaded ring for the handle/bag junction. I had a look at various beaded bead type designs including Nikia Angel's sparkly wheel, but decided to use this:

It is the Scheherezade Pendant from Sabine Lippert's Beaded Fantasies book, and was surprisingly quick to make: circular RAW in increasing bead sizes zipped into a donut shape then reinforced with netting. I'm pleased with my colours and will probably make another for a necklace if I can buy the metallic finish 4mm again (don't you hate when you get to the bottom of a pack of beads you know you haven't seen on sale anywhere lately?) If anyone has seen any, do let me know where they can be found!



  1. It's going to be amazing... it's amazing already!! I love your marquis focal stone, verrrrrrrry drool-worthy!! I can't quite make out the true color of your crystals in the photo - don't trust my monitor - are they metallic green, gold, or bronze? I will check around and see if I can find some!! Hope you have a lovely Sunday and some beading time!!

    1. Thank you Nancy, I hope it continues to look good as I fill in around the stones *Gulp* Oh and the firepolish in the ring are olive metallic (verging on lime) It is a strange colour and I haven't seen any since I got those (and that shop closed :( wouldn't you know it)It is definitely a coating rather than a proper glass colour. It's a good job they are under netting really I have a feeling they may not be very durable in direct contact.

  2. Oh my your handbag is going to be stunningly gorgeous when it is finished. I know how you feel though on the filling in part, but the results are going to be worth all the time put into it. I will check around for olive metallic czech beads too.

  3. Beautiful. Hehehheheheh bead fairies...wish there were kitchen/full house cleaning fairies! Lx