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BeadFest Victorian Style Bag

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This challenge theme indeed turned out to be a challenge for many of our members. Many started and were unable to finish their piece. It took us a few days to decide what to do about this. As a result, two of our members finished theirs and they are spectacular to say the least! So today we will share the finished pieces. In a future post we will share some WIP photos and possibly more finished pieces. Congrats to all those that did finish and made the grand attempt 🙂

The Victorian Bag theme was voted on by members. The theme originated from Chris from Good Quill Hunting. This is some of the inspiration that was given:

Here is some fantastic inspiration:
http://pinterest.com/scappy67/victorian-purses/

Here you will find a wealth of info regarding the ‘history and beginnings of a purse:
http://www3.hants.gov.uk/dress-and-textiles/bags-collection.htm

“In the Victorian period an extraordinary variety of types of bag appeared, in fabrics which matched or co-ordinated with different outfits, and which suited different fashionable styles of dress, and demonstrated different needlework and knitting skills. In the 1830s and 1840s flat square or circular bags were quite literally canvases for a range of decorative designs in woolwork and chenille, beadwork and ribbonwork, and ladies’ magazines described how to make them.”

EBEG Collage Victorian Bag

The Victorian Bag on the top row was done by Melanie from lindmel

White Beaded Bag with Silver Lined Crystal Bridal Bag with Art Nouveau Frame

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The Victorian Bag on the bottom row was done by Sarah from Beadonkulous

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