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Hi! My name is Chris Martin. I've had a huge love of vintage clothes, jewelry, and textiles for as long as I can remember. My youngest child left for college last fall, leaving me with extra hours on my hands and an attic full of beautiful and much-loved vintage treasures.
I'd been wanting for years to design handbags, and finally here was my chance! I made up a couple of bags, using some of my vintage linens and showed them to my friends, who were super enthusiastic. I made some more, and sold them!! I then decided to have a purse party for 50 friends and colleagues. I sent out invites, sewed feverishly and then on the day of the party, transformed our livingroom into a boutique with colorful bags and vintage jewelry hanging everywhere. It was beautiful! And successful! It was great fun, and everyone was excited and encouraging. Chris Martin Designs was launched.
I love using vintage…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 9
  • Joined December 30, 2008

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Vintage linen, cotton, silk, embroidered textiles, velvet, wool, vintage lace, vintage buttons, vintage jewelry, silk ribbon

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Chris Martin Designs

About

Hi! My name is Chris Martin. I've had a huge love of vintage clothes, jewelry, and textiles for as long as I can remember. My youngest child left for college last fall, leaving me with extra hours on my hands and an attic full of beautiful and much-loved vintage treasures.
I'd been wanting for years to design handbags, and finally here was my chance! I made up a couple of bags, using some of my vintage linens and showed them to my friends, who were super enthusiastic. I made some more, and sold them!! I then decided to have a purse party for 50 friends and colleagues. I sent out invites, sewed feverishly and then on the day of the party, transformed our livingroom into a boutique with colorful bags and vintage jewelry hanging everywhere. It was beautiful! And successful! It was great fun, and everyone was excited and encouraging. Chris Martin Designs was launched.
I love using vintage linens and textiles, and incorporating old lace and buttons and other jewels. I'm also designing bags made from all new materials. My bags are mostly one-of-a-kind. They're unique, beautiful, classy and also eco-friendly. I'm having an absolute blast!
I'll also be offering for sale good quality vintage jewelry and vintage clothes. I hope you like what you find here and thanks for visiting.
Also find me at www.chrismartindesigns.com

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