Sunday, July 26, 2009

Happy Dance ~ the bag is finished

I attached the strap a little while ago and then danced round the living with Millie who wasn't very impressed but that prob has something to do with my waking her up from her nap and bouncing round the room :)
Close up of the strap, that's a vintage Swarovski on the end and yes there's one the other end as well. Unfortunately they were out of the budget for the entire strap but they do look good as an accent

and lastly the fringe, that for me was the most boring bit

Art Deco Purse
Designed by Di Noyce
Issue 77 - Jill Oxton's Cross Stitch & Bead weaving

I'm sorry the pics are'nt that good but it's very overcast today and I at least managed to take pics during a break in the rain.
Now a couple of facts about it, it's taken me approx 2 months to complete and it's my first project in square stitch. There are 17,672 delica beads in it (yes I worked it out but the amounts needed for the sides are already listed) and it weights 115g/4oz.

I have my next big project planned and I start getting the beads for it on Wednesday until then I'm going to either work on a WIP or start one of the many kits I have.


Sheila said...

Yay - congratulations Lindsay - it looks wonderful :)

Ranae said...

Wow!! That purse is gorgeous

Daffycat said...

Holy cow ~ it's fantastic! Congratulations on such an incredible finish. ***happy dance***

Lucy (Mesdupmoi) said...


Looks great Mum :) Would the next big project be the one you bought when I was up last month????! x

Kristin said...

OMGoodness, that is gorgeous!

Silverlotus said...

Wow, that is so pretty! You did an amazing job, Lindsay.

Lauralness said...

Yay! Congratulations on your finish.
It is beautiful!!

Jo said...

woohoo!!! what a great finish - huge congrats for making sucha stunning bag... so where are you going and what will you be wearing when you use it first?

Cindy F. said...

Oh Lindsay! Congratulations on the most amazing and gorgeous finish!!
Wow girl!! It's incredible!!

CindyMae said...

It turned out gorgeous!!!! Lovely work!!

MarchAnn58 said...

WOW I am really impressed with the work you have done on this bag.

Mary Beth said...

It's beautiful, Lindsay! Well done!!!