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This item sold on September 14, 2012.

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Back when I lived in New York City I moved in to a sublet in Hell's Kitchen with my then-love. It was just for a few weeks - I had a play to do in Florida come October.
We were wild and young and so very much enjoying our new neighborhood - especially the late night deliveries from Happy Family Foods, a close by Chinese joint.

After he went down to meet the deliveryman, my boyfriend would come bounding up the steps singing, "Happy Family....Foods!" and we would dig in with munchie-induced gusto.

These days in California I find myself with a very different version of Happy Family - the literal kind. There are three where there was once two, and my husband and I are so glad for the new addition. He's kind, gentle and full of wonder, our baby: the number three never meant so much before.

This little purse with its symmetry and trinity of Mandalas is a representation of this new and exciting time. It has all of the caring touches you've come to expect from my work:

hand-stitched edges, scalloped edges on the lavender suede lining, turquoise cabochon set in sterling and fine silvers as a centerpiece, rivets set one-by-one, subtle and creamy colorations, forever construction...

the measurements of this sweet purse are as follows:

10 inches long
6 inches tall
3 inches deep
16 inch straps

perfect for a night out with enough room for everything you need and even a few extras.

No matter the size of your own family, from 1 to 32 - may it be a happy one!!!

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Hand Tooled Leather Happy Family Mandala Trinity Small Purse in Purple Earth and Turquoise


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: sterling silver, fine silver, turquoise, leather, suede, rivets
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 606 reviews
  • Favorited by: 21 people