I just finished this purse this afternoon that I started working on a while ago but had to set aside for other work. I felt that now its important for me to finish it. For me, beading is like a prayer and I often put a lot of thought into the things I make. Whats on my mind, or what issues are at hand. I prayed a LOT for the Mexican people of my community when I made this. There are already some ugly winds blowing after the election. Two different fathers, here legally, told me how frightened their children are, thinking they have to leave home to a country they don't even know. I made this purse in solidarity with those in my community, who are good, decent and hard working people. I stand beside you. I stand against racism!
Beaded using 13/0 Charlotte cut beads, 24k gold beads, 16/0 Antique Italian beads, Antique silver Milagros, and mounted on printed calf skin.
I hope to bead and launch a line of purses this spring, along with some unique jewelry.
Stay tuned. Angela