Purses

   Bead embroidery on a handmade purse body of quilted, pieced fabrics. (Image on fabric) Manipulated light teal taffeta fabric extends the visual image of the woman to create the three dimensional effect of her arm coming out of the frame. Small silk flowers were placed over the imprinted ones in the image to create more dimension. Synthetic doll hair was added for more realism and to complete the mood. 

   The back carries the rose theme with more small flowers, silk and organza variegated-color ribbons ramble down the length of the bag. The light teal fabric is used again, both on the back and in the gusset, with tucks that mimic her blouse on the front. Small antiqued brass bee and insect charms are placed throughout the design. The purse frame is vintage French lucite (circa 1920’s). Bead embroidery is done with seed beads, pearls, bugles, Swarovski crystal beads, faceted vintage glass sew-ons, silk flowers, silk ribbon, pearl buttons, metal bird stamping, and antiqued brass mesh chain is attached for the strap. Interior is lined in raw silk.

~ Scent of a Rose ~

Finalist Bead Dreams 2007

Featured in the Oct. ’08 issue of Haute Handbags magazine

Original 1908 painting by John William Waterhouse

My Sweet Rose

Side view showing gusset

~ She Waits ~

Finalist The Beaded Bag 2007 Featured in the Oct. ’08 issue of Haute Handbags magazine

Original painting by

John William Waterhouse

Destiny ~ 1900

The vintage lucite purse frame was purchased from an antiques dealer. An identical one can be seen in the book; Vintage Purses At Their Best By Lynell K. Schwartz


Bead embroidery on quilted, pieced fabrics. Manipulated red satin fabric extends the visual image of the woman to create the flowing skirt around her. The frame is vintage French lucite (circa 1920’s). Seed beads, pearls, bugles, Swarovski crystals, silk flowers, silk ribbon, mesh chain. Completely lined in raw silk.

   Bead embroidery on a handmade purse body of quilted, machine pieced fabrics. Geisha print creates the asymetrical front flap. Long rayon fringe tassel hangs from bottom edge of flap. Snap closure, fully lined.

   Poly/cotton cord with knotting for strap, beading on one side.

~ Geisha Purse ~

2005

   Heavy bead embroidery (both sides) on a handmade purse body of quilted, pieced fabrics. Edges are completely covered with beads, fringes at bottom.

   Ultrasuede lining and poly/cotton cord strap allows bag to be worn around the neck.

~ Bead Shopper’s Cash Stash ~

2007

Featured in the Spring ‘09 issue of Haute Handbags magazine

~ Samurai ~ Drawstring Bag

2004

   Bead embroidery on a handmade purse body of quilted, pieced fabrics. Fully lined. Metallic poly/cotton drawstring cord for strap. Leather covered bottom. Made from recycled food container.

~ Mystère ~

A Handbag

2008 

‘The Face’

Meets

The Purse!

You can select and purchase ‘The Face’ on our website. 
All of these one-of-a-kind faces are created 
by Diane Briegleb.
Click here to view themhttp://www.designersfindings.net/designersfindings.net/The_Face.html

  Made from an inexpensive craft store hinged wooden box. Piece-quilted fabrics were used to cover the top. Porcelain face and extensive bead embroidery was then added. Another strip of matching fabric was added to the lid’s edge. The remaining exterior of the box was covered with Ultrasuede™ and embellished. Ultrasuede also lines the  interior. A round mirror was attached inside the lid. Holes were drilled into the purse body to accommodate a simple poly-cotton cord for the strap.

~ Glamour Girl ~

Finalist 2015 Bead Dreams

Object or Accessory Category


Bead embroidery on quilted, pieced fabrics. Synthetic doll hair and silk flowers enhance the image of the Glamour Girl imprinted fabric. Seed beads, pearls, bugles, Swarovski crystals, silk flowers, vintage beads, lucite flowers, buttons, metal frame, silk ribbon, cotton cord. Completely lined in Ultrasuede.


Bead embroidery on quilted, pieced fabrics. Seed beads, pearls, bugles, Swarovski crystals, silk flowers, vintage beads, lucite flowers, buttons, metal frame, silk ribbon, Large oval link brass chain. Completely lined in Ultrasuede.

~ Crazy Beaded Handbag ~

2014 - Just for fun....

~ Victorian

Mini-Handbag Necklace ~

Bead & Button Show Class - June 5th, 2015

~ Blue Fairy ~

2014 Sunglass Case


Bead embroidery on quilted, pieced fabrics. Seed beads, pearls, bugles, Swarovski crystals, silk flowers, vintage beads, lucite flowers, buttons, metal frame, rhinestone chain, charms, lucite flowers, misc. accent beads, silk ribbon, brass chain. Completely lined in Ultrasuede.


Bead embroidery on quilted, pieced fabrics. Seed beads, pearls, bugles, Swarovski crystals, silk flowers, vintage beads, lucite flowers, embroidery floss, vintage glass sew-ons, cotton cord. Completely lined in Ultrasuede.