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Labeana Bags-unusual purseware

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labeana

Labeana Bags-unusual purseware

110 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Announcement   I've decided to separate my purseware from my polymer clay jewelry...so I've opened a new store-check out laurenabrams.etsy.com for jewelry...this will remain my Labeana Bags Purseware shop!


I have always loved wearable art... the idea of expressing my own personal sense of beauty by what I wear or carry led me to try my hand at making purses. After doing much research I was disappointed at the choices that I found for handles...so I decided to design my own. This soon became my main focus and now I am offering them to the many people I have discovered who make their own handbags.

I start by honing my designs on paper, drawing ideas from a lifetime of work in graphic arts and painting. Then I bring them to life using polymer clay, a process I enjoy in itself. From there I make RTV molds of the originals and cast them in resins...tinting them with different colorants, dyes and metal powders. When the pieces are cured, I remove them, sand and polish them and do any hand painting, staining, buffing and finishing they require.

Each piece is handcrafted this way and not mass produced, every one gets individual attention. Because of this process, there may be some slight variances...never in quality though. The cured resin is very strong, and light in weight-perfect for handbags. The colors will not fade, though there may be a slight bit of yellowing due to exposure to UV rays over time.I prefer to think of this as "mellowing". I personally guarantee them and know they will give you many years of beautiful service.

Lauren Abrams

Announcement

I've decided to separate my purseware from my polymer clay jewelry...so I've opened a new store-check out laurenabrams.etsy.com for jewelry...this will remain my Labeana Bags Purseware shop!


I have always loved wearable art... the idea of expressing my own personal sense of beauty by what I wear or carry led me to try my hand at making purses. After doing much research I was disappointed at the choices that I found for handles...so I decided to design my own. This soon became my main focus and now I am offering them to the many people I have discovered who make their own handbags.

I start by honing my designs on paper, drawing ideas from a lifetime of work in graphic arts and painting. Then I bring them to life using polymer clay, a process I enjoy in itself. From there I make RTV molds of the originals and cast them in resins...tinting them with different colorants, dyes and metal powders. When the pieces are cured, I remove them, sand and polish them and do any hand painting, staining, buffing and finishing they require.

Each piece is handcrafted this way and not mass produced, every one gets individual attention. Because of this process, there may be some slight variances...never in quality though. The cured resin is very strong, and light in weight-perfect for handbags. The colors will not fade, though there may be a slight bit of yellowing due to exposure to UV rays over time.I prefer to think of this as "mellowing". I personally guarantee them and know they will give you many years of beautiful service.

Lauren Abrams

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Anonymous on May 31, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Very fast shipping, stunning items, great craftsmanship! Thank you so much!!! <3

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