Tuesday, November 20, 2012


When I think about beads, I think bracelets, necklaces, earrings.  This woman thinks purses.   I met Nancy at a bead show, and when she told me what she does, I said, "oh, okay, that is nice".  Well, little did I know or understand what she really did.  We have since become friends (we are both from Michigan), and she let me take some photos of her work.  I just HAD to share a few of them.

These are all handmade using thousands of beads.  Each purse has a beautiful lining and many of them have vintage frames.  The photos do not do justice as these are exquisite in person.  Many of them are for sale and she can be contacted at nancydew@comcast.net

There are so many lost arts that require so much time and talent to produce, that we just seem to let them go.  When was the last time you received a letter (yes, in the mail) written on beautiful stationary?  Remember going through your grandmother's button jar and finding all kinds of treasures that are no longer produced?  What about those intricate napkins, hankies or doilies?  Modern/new things are wonderful, and I have seen jewelry that is stunning beyond words, but it is refreshing to see someone keeping some of the older crafts still alive.  Great job, Nancy!

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