In actuality, however, the purse is more than 25% complete since the beaded fleur de lys is in place, the diamonds are outlined in silver Kreinik, the beaded handle put together, and the black diamonds are painted in so that white canvas doesn't show through.
Here's my progress so far:
As of 1/7/18 Close up
As of 1/7/18
November 2, 2017--Began stitching the diamonds. The lower right 2 rows are done. Not a difficult stitch, but each diamond does take time. A good project to stitch while watching TV.
|Let the Good Times Roll Purse as of 2017-11-02|
Let the Good Times Roll Purse as of 2017-04-11
|Beaded Fleur de Lis Side View|
April 5, 2017--I started stitching this purse at the ANG 2016 Seminar in New Orleans, LA in a class taught by Janet Zickler Casey called "Let The Good Times Roll. This is a very large piece which will be made into an envelope clutch with a beaded handle. I spent much of the class time making the handle since my beading experience for items such as this is practically nil. It came out well and I hope some day to do more in the way of beading bracelets, necklaces, etc.
Janet offered two colorways for this purse--black and white like the one I'm doing; Mardi Gras colors in green, purple and gold.
Here's my progress to date and a picture of the handle.
|Purse Let The Good Times Roll at 2017-04-05|
|Purse Let The Good Times Roll Beaded Handle|
|Purse Let The Good Times Roll Project Photo|