Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Purses as Jewelry

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It's a bracelet! It's a purse! It's SuperPurse! The jewelry purse hybrid is a clever idea from the Tamlin & The Fall Minaudiere collection which is handmade in New York. Jewelry and handbags have long been accessories but they are usually separate items.


What the heck is a minaudiere?  It's a "hand-held decorative case for carrying little things". Just the thing for that special evening out.

These minauderies are made from precious metals such as sterling silver, vermeil or solid 18K gold which are also used in jewelry. The little cases are lined with American alligator or rattlesnake skin and sometimes decorated with feathers.

Their inspiration comes from nature such as the egg shaped item above. The rock section has an unusual faceted gemstone case also shaped like an egg as shown below:


This one is from their shell collection :




Inspired? How about making your own beaded evening bag? Check out my past post Gem and Bead Embellished Clutch Bags which shows the beaded cross stitch evening bag my mother made me.

Another idea is to make smaller beaded bags like amulets or even a lined chain maille one with decorative beaded bracelet straps. Worn like the hybrid purses above, the bracelet bags will be just big enough to hold a credit card, a couple of keys perhaps. You could still dance without leaving your important belongings back at the table!

Via

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