I have been beading for a while now, but have always wanted push myself to learn more and more. So , I decided to participate in bead work challenges. I think it does bring out the best in you, and you learn so much along the way. It always happens that the next challenge that you take part in , your creation turns out even better that the last one you have made! When I came across this challenge , I had to participate . Not only was the time given was qiute reasonable , but the idea of making a bag is lovely. And the choice of techniques to be used was also easy . So here`s what I made ....
Indian weddings are always a very glamorous and dressy affairs , full of vibrancy and color. . Here`s my creation for the challenge.
A drawstring bag in a combination of techniques- crochet, bead weaving and a bit of bead stitching. The colors are pretty bright but fun definitely traditional . Spent quite a lot of time deciding on the material I wanted to use for the body of the bag . Making the band and the medals took a lot of my time , and so I decided to use simple crochet to make the bag . It would be stronger than using fabric for the heavy bead work and yet be light but bulky to go well with it.
It has been fun challenging myself to make this bag and I thank Therese and Christine for hosting this challenge .
Hope you liked my bag. Do drop in a line about how you found it . I`ll be looking forward to your comments. And don`t forget to view what the other participants created. I`m sure all the creations will be spectacular.!