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ANCIENT TWILIGHT Gorgeous wearable art patent leather clutch, with carved jade & feathers.

ANCIENT TWILIGHT Gorgeous wearable art patent leather clutch, with carved jade & feathers.

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: patent leather, feathers, jade
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This vintage patent leather frame clutch with tuck-in handle has a black gabardine lining and two tiny framed change purses inside. I “dressed" this particular bag with a beautiful piece of carved jade, set in a nest of matching lush feathers. An elegant companion for a night out or a wedding! Bag has no original label but has my fabric Dressed Up Cat label inside. 13" by 6" by 1", handle drop 3"). A detachable brass tag boasts this bag's name: "Ancient Twilight"-
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My handbags and other accessories are fashion that’s “re-fashioned”, coming from my fast stash of "found" and vintage purses and other “odd” components I’ve collected from here, there and everywhere. The handbags usually tell a story—often funny, and sometimes downright sarcastic. I have such fun seeing shapes, forms, and textures evolve into special pieces that say something to--and about--the women who carry them. I like working on leather bags with a lot of remaining “life” and my other components can be from old house wares, discarded feather boas, broken costume jewelry and wood or stone carvings.

I started this project purely for my own amusement, but it took on a life of its own. I distinctly remember the first time a total stranger said to me “I LOVE that bag—where did you get it?” My handbags have since been sold in boutiques, art galleries, craft shops and art fairs. They are great for starting a conversation in a room full of strangers. I continue to be fascinated by a handbag’s innate ability to unite women across age, geographic and cultural boundaries.

I’ve taken a hiatus, but my collection of “this and that” has been waiting (somewhat) patiently in my closet. Actually, it’s been a series of closets. But the creative itch is back, and I'm delighted to again offer my bags and other treasures exclusively here on Etsy. Please enjoy!
This vintage patent leather frame clutch with tuck-in handle has a black gabardine lining and two tiny framed change purses inside. I “dressed" this particular bag with a beautiful piece of carved jade, set in a nest of matching lush feathers. An elegant companion for a night out or a wedding! Bag has no original label but has my fabric Dressed Up Cat label inside. 13" by 6" by 1", handle drop 3"). A detachable brass tag boasts this bag's name: "Ancient Twilight"-
Domestic Shipping is free.

My handbags and other accessories are fashion that’s “re-fashioned”, coming from my fast stash of "found" and vintage purses and other “odd” components I’ve collected from here, there and everywhere. The handbags usually tell a story—often funny, and sometimes downright sarcastic. I have such fun seeing shapes, forms, and textures evolve into special pieces that say something to--and about--the women who carry them. I like working on leather bags with a lot of remaining “life” and my other components can be from old house wares, discarded feather boas, broken costume jewelry and wood or stone carvings.

I started this project purely for my own amusement, but it took on a life of its own. I distinctly remember the first time a total stranger said to me “I LOVE that bag—where did you get it?” My handbags have since been sold in boutiques, art galleries, craft shops and art fairs. They are great for starting a conversation in a room full of strangers. I continue to be fascinated by a handbag’s innate ability to unite women across age, geographic and cultural boundaries.

I’ve taken a hiatus, but my collection of “this and that” has been waiting (somewhat) patiently in my closet. Actually, it’s been a series of closets. But the creative itch is back, and I'm delighted to again offer my bags and other treasures exclusively here on Etsy. Please enjoy!

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