I am so pleased to finally show this finished project. Almost a year ago I started the The Fleur-De-Lis. It is a pattern from “A Book of New Bead Work,” with designs and adaptations by Emma Post Barbour, Copyright 1924. National Trading Co., Chicago.
It has been nearly finished for a few months but I have not been able to find a purse frame to match the same width needed.
The original design stopped at the top of the flour-de-lis. The top stars and double rows of beads were added for the frame depth.
This purse makes a great dinner purse or special occasion purse. I plan on using it this holiday season. The finished size is 7.5 x 11 inches and plenty of room for the items you will need for a night out.
I love the effect of these gold beads. The view straight-on gives an opaque appearance, but turn it side-ways, and the beads turn bold and strong against the dark fabric.
I am still debating whether or not to put a liner inside. I do like having a couple of pockets to hold my phone and glasses for easy access, but the crochet thread created a very tight fabric, the liner is really not needed.
I could see another version of this in black with silver beads.