This is just one side of this large purse. I made the purse by taking a large piece of UltraSuede, gluing assorted semi-precious and vintage glass cabochons down in a pleasing manner, and then covering every visible square inch with beads, mainly Czech seed beads, but also a variety of Czech pressed glass, Japanese glass, semi-precious shapes. I took a purse frame from an irreparable mesh purse, and voila! These two photographs by Marcia Albert of CatchLight Studios

Here is a scan (lower quality, since it was not made from one of the CatchLight slides) of the other side, which has a very different aquatic-themed design. I didn't keep track, but this purse took hundreds of hours and the better part of a year to complete.

26 June 2001