Yes, the same Marie of Marie Smith's Split Chain Method - now known to me as "The Wonderful Marie"... has sent me something in the post. And what a beautiful surprise it was! She had told me of her beaded shuttle bags and shown me some pictures and even explained to me how they are made. But it's nothing compared to how lovely this little bag is in real life! It looks and even feels amazing. This one is tatted in silk and has a gorgeous sheen and soft quality and it looks just incredible with the iridescent beads. She had previously asked me what colours I like and the little bag is a perfect shade of pale greeny-blue (perhaps it looks more blue in the photos than IRL), just the kind of colour that appeals to me.
I'm totally enamoured with it!
Slightly darker photo with shuttle peaking out of it.
And there are hundreds of beads in this little bag,