FANTASTIC and sooo vibrant handmade, one of a kind "Reflections of Frida Kahlo III" Jeweled Frame Purse ......another of my fabulous antique/art-inspired, totally romantic bohemian style bag/purses---previous ones have sold out super-quickly so am planning a whole new group of new ones, always with exquisite, gorgeously jeweled frames! This ONE OF A KIND beauty, born from my longtime love of famed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and her paintings, is lavished with tons of antique silks and trims in lots of different designs and types, as well as the most fantastic, sparkly frame with tons of jewels--this is the third of my "homage to Frida" creations, the first two sold out immediately----with this new group of purses I have found a medium in which I can combine my textile skills with my love of designing and creating jewelry and am very excited about it! For many years I've looked at many of the "shabby chic" type purses made from vintage lace, but never cared for the "shabby" part; am just not into the frayed and tattered look....So I decided to design my own very antique-inspired pieces that incorporate some of the exquisite laces, trims & materials in my never ending stash, with more elegant & symmetrical details....you won't find any raw edges or haphazardly tacked-on bits here, only the fabulous vintage elements and fine-couture quality finishing that is the standard for all my creations ;-)
PLEASE BE SURE to read ALL of the description especially the measurements and shipping times, BEFORE asking any questions---and do be absolutely positive this piece will match your requirements, as there are no refunds or returns. This piece is one of a kind and ready to ship! Sorry, no holds or layaways on this item. All designs, photos, graphics and text are protected by US Copyright 2004 - 2018 by Savannah Parker Studio, and may not be copied or reproduced in any way without permission...thanks for respecting this :-)
I must take a moment to say THANK YOU to all the wonderful people who've become fans of my work...I love to know that my pieces inspire and delight others and am so appreciative of your wonderful encouragement and praise. :-) Am also very proud to have created the jewelry for America's Got Talent finalist and extraordinary performer, Prince Poppycock, for his last four performances on NBC's AGT during August and September, 2010! Please check out my fanpage at http://www.facebook.com/SavannahParkerDesigns on Facebook as I have many MORE photos of each of my items there, posted there in fullsize albums...be sure to click "like" on my FB page and you will be among the very first to see my newest creations + special offers just for my Facebook followers. I've now opened my websites at Savannahparker.com and Savannahparker.net as well, so do come and visit.
I love antique and vintage clothing and have collected it for years, as well as having a longtime design career including doing costume & restoration work for major movie studios and museums....Am now translating that love to my own contemporary creations and using all the fine extraordinary antique and vintage materials, laces, trims, beads etc that I've collected for more than 30 years in these wonderful wearable pieces....along with the finest of hand sewing and one of a kind details. Everything I create is individually hand made solely by me and has the very best of my carefully hoarded private stash of superb old accents (I use ONLY vintage materials that are in pristine, freshly-cleaned condition---no deteriorating, too-aged or rotting pieces EVER) plus the finest of modern silks, cottons and wools that I can find.....resulting in a fabulous truly authentic vintage look piece. Impeccable professional workmanship and design are the hallmarks here.
This incredible, one of a kind piece was inspired by my admiration of Frida and her wonderful, vivid paintings....and within it as with my other Frida pieces, my goal was to capture and reflect her colorful, beautiful culture and personality. The body of this bag is made of rich, gorgeous all-antique and vintage silks and trims--all part of my stash of very choice pristine vintage materials --so shimmery and luscious in shades of amber, turquoise and ruby red!......In the center of this exquisite purse is a print on fine cotton of one of my favorite Kahlo paintings: Frida in red-beribboned hair, with one of her beloved pet monkeys peeking over her shoulder....I wanted to bring the vivid colors of Frida's art into the surrounding textiles so I hand-sewed on multitudes of colorful handmade ribbonwork flowers of every type, tiny glittering rhinestones, antique metallic lace and embroidered trim and even a little golden dragonfly. The bottom half of the purse features antique magnificent turquoise silk that is all astonishingly hand embroidered with the most exquisite and delicate designs worked in ecru silk, with rows of glimmering iridescent tiny sequins and cutwork areas that reveal the purse's base of rich and substantial ruby red moire....the design of this gorgeous embroidery reminds me of antique Mexican tilework....The top section of the purse is also magnificent antique hand embroidered deep amber silk with exquisite and intricate embroidery worked in various tonal silks. Frida's portrait is bordered with metallic old gold lace, and deep ruby red corded silk trim sparked here and there with tiny brass ornaments; her hair is touched with three tiny ruby red silk handmade roses and a tiny jeweled ornament. More antique metallic and silk trims are layered on the front and continue around to the back (be sure to look at the back view), along with many more of the handmade ribbonwork flowers. This has the most incredible, heavy brass hinged frame which I lavishly jeweled with hand set antique ruby red glass high-dome cabochons set in individual brass settings, oval turquoise glass cabochons, and vintage glass rhinestones in topaz, aquamarine and dragon's breath red, crowned by a rare vintage Czech unusual large oval golden-amber glass cabochon set in brass at the top on both sides....in addition, three vintage ruby red glass stones dangle in brass frames from the front lower edge.....just astounding in detail and exquisite sparkliness! The back of the purse has more of the luscious antique materials used in the construction of the front, and the frame is identically jeweled on the back as well; has a strong and sturdy brass locking top clasp....The purse chain is an artwork in itself--it features beautiful glass vintage beads in amber, turquoise and ruby red including two incised red glass hearts, and turquoise stone Dia de los Muertos skull beads all cased with brass filigree fittings and interspersed along the hand-pinned chain with vintage oval glass handmade millefiori multicolored beads.....finished on each end with hooked brass clasps so that you can remove the chain from the purse easily if desired. Fully lined in red silk taffeta.....all elements of this gorgeous creation have been very meticulously HAND SEWN on to the silk--strictly old-school craftsmanship!
A roomy and perfect size for the essentials: eyeglasses or cell phone, wallet, compact, etc. Though substantial and sturdy, this bag is an elaborate work of art and not meant for heavy daily use....it's definitely special-occasion! ---measurements of this beauty are as follows:
The purse itself is 10 1/2" long from the top clasp to the bottom center; 8" at the widest point of the body. Opening across the top from side to side is about 6 1/2" across the front of the frame (double that number for total circumference of the opening). The chain is approx. 19" long.
Complete photo albums of all the details of each piece I create are always available to look at on my Facebook page so be sure to look there for more detailed photos of this purse (incl. closeups) there---I took 20 photos of this in all so there are a lot of details to see closeup.
Please make sure this will suit you as to size and style before you purchase.....I don't accept returns or do alterations, sorry. Also, please be sure to read my shop policies/shipping info in full BEFORE you purchase (click on "policies" on my main shop page). Shipping includes full insurance and this will be very carefully packed and boxed!
Do check my other listings for more bags and purses coming up very soon, as well as my very popular antique-stye hats, clothing, jeweled frames & fabulous jewelry.....I try to list new items at least weekly....always a great selection of handmade vintage and antique inspired beauties including the gorgeous coordinating jewelry for the total vintage look. Thanks for visiting!
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