Pansy Beaded Purse
July 13, 2017
I wanted this purse when I first saw it, because pansies are my favorite flower. It went on sale, and I happily bought it. I was unfamiliar with the purse hardware used, and it was bigger and heavier than I suspected. It might be a good idea to show someone holding it for scale. Still it is a lovely thing with a rather useless beaded strap but I am an experienced maker and will make my own strap. It is too heavy for plain jump ring connectors. The strap came off as I took it out of the bag, and one of the beaded fringes had come undone at the bottom of the bag. It did not in any way diminish my pleasure opening the box and taking out the purse. I love the old fashioned design and can easily fix what was broken one single fringe. Bead fringes can easily come undone but all the beading on the purse was intact. For marketing, it would be a good idea to remember that Steampunk is still very popular and I do pass on the website to fans of that genre. They make beautiful props for cosplay
August 2, 2018
I have looked at this for a long time and finally decided to buy it, It came in the mail today and I absolutely love it. I am a civil war reenactor and it will be perfect with my period dress. Just big enough to hold the necessities - keys, tissues, etc. The hardware is a little heavy, but well made and very vintage.