Tuesday, March 21, 2006

How to Create a Beaded Bag

Kralenwerk's website has wonderful images and instructions for beaded bags. The site owner specializes in recreating lovely vintage and antique bags for costume wear. What I found most useful was the step by step images for attaching beaded bags to frames. You can purchase antique and vintage bags without frames on eBay for a reasonable price, but the trick is often replacing the lining and finding and attaching an appropriate frame. If you adore these types of bags but would like to bypass the knitting construction, then click on the title above to learn how you can finish a vintage piece. Not all of the pages are interpreted, but the visuals are outstanding and speak for themselves. Happy Spring!
PS While you're there, be sure to check out the "Links" section for wonderful webpages of beadwork in the Netherlands!

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