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« on: February 20, 2011 02:37:01 PM »

Hi crafters,

Here's two bag ornaments (is that the official name?) I made a few weeks ago.

I started off wanting to make a bracelet with with baboushka's but it really didn't come together at all. Then my friend suggested I'd make a key chain or bag ornament. We made three strings of beads and put those together on a small ring. It looked a bit boring still until I put in the bits of pink 'leather'. That really tied everything together.

The we got started on the 'Delft Blue' one. This is actually a reconstruction of sorts. My friend had given me a bracelet with the delft blue beads in it and although I loved the beads I just don't wear bracelets (they get in the way with housework and typing on the computer) anyway, we reworked it into another bag ornament adding loads more beads and I had to fold and iron the blue-white ribbon to make it a bit smaller.

The pink baboushka went to my sister-in-law as a christmas present and the blue one is now coming everywhere with me, hanging from the side of my handbag. I love it.

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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2011 03:57:12 PM »

Those beads depict matroshkas (also spelled matryoshkas), NOT babushkas. The word babushka means grandmother and is also used to refer to nice ladies who are old enough to be somebody's grandmothers. (Mean old ladies may be called baba or babka.)

P.S. Those other things whose name you don't know are called bag charms.
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2011 04:19:48 PM »

I especially like the color combinations you used in the first one. Looks like you got good use from the beads you had to repurpose.

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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2011 04:22:56 PM »

I think the ornaments or charms are very cute and probably set off your handbag very well! Great job!

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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2011 04:42:31 PM »

Those are lovely, and very visually interesting.

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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2011 05:05:42 PM »

These are lovely!  Thanks so much for sharing Smiley  I've made a few extra jangly keychains I think I will use as bag charms instead of on my keys so I don't ruin them and lose their bits...that's happened with a nice keychain or 2 already for me.

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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2011 12:49:44 AM »

they are really lovely, love both of them. Nice colours and patterns and nice details, like the plaided ribbon Cheesy

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« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2011 08:01:53 AM »

Thanks everyone!

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« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2011 05:44:56 PM »

I found these really cute and decided to make one like it Cheesy


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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2011 06:26:17 PM »

SnarkyShark- I especially like the blue one and how you combined it with black too.

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