Retro Art and Bling - Beaded Knit Felt Messenger Bag
Retro Art & Bling (CC5)
This "Retro Art and Bling" bag is my favourite. You will just love it even more when you get a chance to see it in real life. Even more so when you wear it.
It is comfortable across the body and the pockets (sorry, pics are not very clear) are placed in such a fortuitous way that your hands slide in with total comfort. One is for a mobile phone and the other pocket is for your bits and pieces.
It was inspired partly from retro perspective and Kandinsky art. It features art drawn with varying sizes of crystal beads, seed beads, Swarovski rivoli and teardrops glass beads. The free hanging bag charm is made entirely from complementary colors of Swarovski crystals.
This was designed with bling, art, practicality, and comfort in mind.
This bag was knitted from various colors and ply of 100% wool. Fully felted and metal studs add distinctions to the flap. The beaded design continues to the underside of the flap - so that when you flap it open, you continue to bling!
The back for the bag shows a vintage copper floral stabilizer for the strap, featuring cz stones.
The bag is placed on a chair to give you an instant visual perspective of size.
apprx body size: 32x29 cm / 12.6x11.4 inch
apprx strap length: 91cm / 35.8 inch
Shows a close up of the handmade "bag" charm - using Swarovski crystals and channels. The colours are from the Swarovski recommended "Moonlight" color theme.
|Front of bag. Design was inspired by a Kandinsky drawing.|
|Close up of part of the decoration on the flap. Miyuki amethyst drops, bugle beads, and Swarovski Rivoli crystal.||Enameled Floral with CZ (cubic zirconia) stone, in vintage copper finish. Used as back stabilizer for strap.|
|Underside of flap - showing a continuation of the front design.||Showing the 2 front funky pockets. They are ideally position for maximum hand-comfort. One is exactly sized for a standard mobile phone. The top of the phone is not enclosed so that it is easy to get to while still providing protection for the phone.|
|Another close up of the Swarovski bag charm. Hangs freely so is an optimal light catcher.||close up of crystal beaded decoration|
|another close up from slightly different angle showing how colour plays and changes on the "bling" elements||back of bag|
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