Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tag Tuesday: The Roaring Twenties

When I was 8 yrs old, my great aunt showed me some of the beaded purses she had carried in her young adult years--which probably would have been the late 1920s. I had always hoped to have one of her little purses, but having been taught not to ask, I never mentioned my desire, and later she probably gave them to a church rummage sale. The fascination for little evening bags has remained with me throughout the years, so it just seemed natural for me to make a flapper purse tag.

I went online and found the perfect bag for a tag--this enameled mesh with metal fringe flappers' purse. I found a piece of cross stitch paper in my stash and drew the design on with markers.  I then heat-set clear, ultra-thick embossing powder to give it an enameled look. Next, I drew lines on with a micron pen to bring out the look of mesh and heated again. I cut and glued chain to the bottom and finished with a brass piece and chain for the top of the purse. I'm pleased with the result--wasn't sure it would work.  Now I just have to go and get all the glue off my fingers!

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Blessed Serendipity said...

WOW Laura it really looks like an antique mesh purse. It's really beautiful!

xo Danielle

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word, this is totally amazing. I would swear this was a real mesh purse. Fabulous job, I love it. Thanks so much for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Laura said...

This is so beautiful! I love it even more knowing you drew that cross stitch pattern on it!

Dawn said...

WOW this so worked. Love it. You must be SO pleased with the result. Dxx

Dawn@ We Call It Junkin.com said...

Fooled me! I had to look really hard to be able to see that it wasn't a real purse! Great job.

PetraB said...

this is awesome, totally fabulous

Jann Olson said...

Oh my gosh Laura, this looks just like a real flapper bag. Love it! Such a pity that you weren't able to get one of your grandmothers. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Susan Clayton said...

Great job!