Saturday, August 9, 2008


I LOVE making bead knitted purses. I have an addiction to it. I love the feel of it and I love all the colors beads come in. You can get silver or copper-lined beads, transparent, opaque, rainbow, metallic, high-luster pearl, etc. My favorite beads are the ones that really sparkle! People are always amazed when they see me working on a project like this. I tell them they can do it too. If you can do a simple knit stitch, increase and decrease, you can make a beautiful bead knitted purse. The most difficult part is adjusting to the very thin needles, size 0000, and transferring the beads to the size 8 thread. The purse here is made with size 11, silver-lined seed beads. It is sewn into a silver colored frame with a kiss-lock closure. How about that? Frannie's shoes match the purse. She loves sparkly things too!



Dandelion Quilts said...

Oh, this really is lovely. What patience it must take.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh My Gosh -- it's beautiful! How did you learn how to do that? Just shoot me now. My mom loves beaded purses -- that would be a perfect gift for her. Do I need another hobby? No, I do not!

Anyway, I guess I should at least find out how you do that???

You're my idol!

quilterpolly said...

holy cow i love that pink coin purse. I knit but don't think i could do that. I also bead and don't think I can do that but I do love your little pink coin purse if i didn't say it before. I was reading sharon's blog and saw your site. I will come and check back you do beautiful work:)
Polly in Long Beach:)