Samstag, 21. November 2015

A Time To Stitch 8: What's your bag?

Finally after some months of thinking, designing, creating and waiting the big reveal of ATTS 8 is here. Thank you, Christine and Therese for hosting the event for the 8th time now. Love it!!!!
 
 
So what's my bag? It clearly is an amulet bag and since my totem animal is the polar bear it has to be bear-themed. Plus I was able to work with my two favorite materials: leather and beads. But there is much more about it. So first I made the two-drop peyote beaded paw square and added it to a handsewn deerskin amulet bag. When I thought about embellishment I found a few special pieces some dear friends, Nicole and Ursel once sent me.
 
The handmade antler button was once bought and made in Germany, then brought to the US and now sent back to me. How awesome is that? Thanky, Ursel! :)
 
Next the tin cones: I love the sound they make when the fringe moves! Simply love it. Four of the tin cones (the outer two on each side) were sent to me all the way from the Pacific Northwest by my dear friend Nicole. Thank you so much, Nicole! :)
 
I would have loved to make a beaded pendant form the black bear claw I had in my stash for years, but I couldn't gather enough infos to make the best of it, so it's in the phot unbeaded.
 
So this bag will always remember me of two dear friends I have never met in person.
 
Now make sure you visit all the sweet and talented ladies who took the challenge of ATTS 8 and made their very own special bag, too.

Dagi you're here!

Kommentare:

  1. This bag has my three favorite things ~ fringe, beads, and sound. I just love jewelry that makes a sound! This is fantastic and so meaningful, with your totem animal and well traveled antler and tin from dear friends ~ a very special and beautiful amulet :-D Thanks for being in the hop! Enjoy wearing this little bit of magic...oh, and that bear claw will find just the right project and it will be spectacular!

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  2. This is GORGEOUS! love the light, soft leather ... feels like the freshness of snow - perfect for your polar bear! and that fringe! I've never seen 'cone fringe' and I love it! This will be such a beautiful bag to wear - enjoy it!

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  3. Hi Dagi,
    I love your amulet bag! Polar bear is a very strong totem and your bag is a fine tribute to such a strong animal. I love that you made the fringe with the tin cones the music it makes must be magical. The bag is even more special because it inclues elements from long distant friendships. The bear claw will let you know what it wants to become when it is ready and I know it will be awesome. Thank you for joining in on another ATTS challenge I am always pleased with what you create. I hope that you will join in on the next ATTS challenge.
    Therese

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  4. Your amulet bag is full of meaning, because you've incorporated pieces from friends from all over the world. And it's so beautifully made. The design, the beaded front, the fringe with the metal cones. I love it.
    Ana

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  5. Hi Dagi, your amulet bag is wonderful. It is perfect that you used your totem on it. I too have an antler button. After seeing your post the wheels in my head are turning. The idea of the fringe making noise is great. Your claw will let you know what to do with it. In my mind I see it with wire wrapping.

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  6. Such a special amulet bag, I love that you used your totem and special pieces from dear friends, beautiful work!

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  7. Hi Dagi,
    Your bag is so stunning, and exotic, just gorgeous! Love the fringe and the idea of using metal cones to make a sound.

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  8. Ah, a bag full of feelings - who wouldn't love it? I love the idea of metallic fringes, I can imagine the lovely sound it makes. Beautiful work!

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  9. So much thought and meaning have been stitched into your bag! Whenever you touch it or wear it, you will be reminded of the fullness of love that exists in your life.
    what a treasure.

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  10. Perfect! Perfect design and perfect contents. Love it!

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  11. How wonderful that you were able to include so many things that have deep meaning for you - what a treasure you have created!

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  12. Love the depth of meaning in your bag. It looks wonderful, too.

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  13. Your amulet is really special - especially since it is a constant reminder of your friends. And the tin cones are such an original touch - making your creation a joy to hear as well as to see!

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  14. You've made a beautiful, earthy, nature-loving bag! I suspect it is very like you, earthy and perhaps musical? How wonderfully apt!

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    1. Earthy....yes! Musical? Not so much I think. I love good Music, but I'm not playing any instrument.

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  15. I've always loved animal tracks, and your bear paw came out perfectly. The white background totally captures polar bear. A very special bag :-)

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