Saturday, 27 November 2010

A Hazy Shade of Winter – Wrist Bag

I’ve been incredibly sporadic with my postings for the last year…. sometimes it’s because I’m beading…. sometimes it’s because I just don’t feel like writing… well I’m happy to say that the reason I’ve been silent lately is because I’ve been busy beading! :-)

A Hazy Shade of Winter is my entry for the EtsyBeadWeavers’ December Challenge “Simon & Garfunkel – The Songs of Inspiration”. I love that song and its title inspired the colours for this new bag, the first in a new line of beadembroidered bags I will be creating for my shop.

A Hazy Shade of Winter – OOAK Wrist Bag

A Hazy Shade Of Winter bag 03 copy

A Hazy Shade Of Winter bag 02 copy

A Hazy Shade Of Winter bag 04 copy

I’m so pleased with how this bag turned out!!!!! I love everything about it!!!! from the beadembroidery to the crocheted rope!!!

The bag was designed around one of Lisa Peters Art’s gorgeous handmade ceramic cabochons, grey Swarovski crystals, smokey grey Czech glass cabs, antique silver, antique gold/bronze, metallic black iris and ivory Japanese seed beads. The strap was crocheted with metallic black iris Japanese cubes.

I’m 3/4 of the way through a second bag… but it’s taking me longer than I expected… so I might not finish it before next week, but as soon as I do, I’ll post the photos!

Please visit the EBW blog, between the 9th and 15th of December and vote for your favourite entry.

And to all who celebrate it…. Happy Thanksgiving!!!! :-)


  1. Triz, your wrist bag is utterly exquisite! The colours are rich and decadent, and your stitching is perfection. This little bag would be perfect for a night out on the town ;-)

    I think any issues you had with finishing (I was just reading your last post), you have well and truly conquered! Amazing work, you just get better and better! :-)


  2. AMAZING! You are one of my favourits!

  3. I too am so very proud of you Triz. Over the years I have seen a real growth in your art and in your expression. I Love this.

  4. This is simply amazing and fabulous!!! Congratulations to you, Triz!!!

  5. This bag is SO you. It is absolutely positively gorgeous!!!!!

  6. Triz, This is beautiful! You keep outdoing yourself! Your creations are amazing! thank you for using one of my cabs in that beautiful piece..

  7. Amazing - as always. I'm in awe!

  8. Totally fabulous! An amazing piece.

    I chose the same song and may now be too intimidated to post my entry!!!

  9. As always your mastership is simply amazing.