Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Beaded Shuttle Bags

If you remember, a little while ago I showed you the wonderful beaded shuttle bag Marie Smith had sent me as a gift.  Of course, I HAD to know how to make them!  Marie kindly shared the pattern with me.  And the pictures just don't do them justice:  these little bags are so wonderfully textured with the roundness of the beads that you have to hold one between your fingers to get how great they are.

I started tatting one straight away but wasn't happy with the first.  So these are the second and third bags I've done.  The grey-blue one still doesn't have its drawcord done.




Here's a close-up that better shows the beadwork.




I made a different ruffle on the blue-grey and will
probably make a different tassel for the drawcord too.



I love these bags and the bead technique would look nice for other projects too (brain cogs in motion...).

Best wishes,

22 comments:

  1. They are really wonderful! You've done such a great job with them! Is it a pattern that can be bought?

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  2. Gorgeous. I'm greeeeeeen with jealousy now!!!! Is that Marie Smith from South Carolina? She's SUCH a sweetie.

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  3. Ooooo....they are gorgeous!!! I would also like to know, as with Carol,if the pattern for the bag is available for sale!

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  4. Carolivy and Tattabugg, I don't think Marie sells her patterns but I could ask her if she'd be happy for me to share it with you here....

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  5. Oh, I hope so. Those are lovely, and I'd like to know how to make them.

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  6. They look gorgeous and just the right side. I'd also like to know how she made them
    Margaret

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  7. very nice bags, they look like they could be fun to make. yes, the pattern would be appreciated if Marie is willing to share.

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  8. These are great....I would love to make some....do you think Marie would share the pattern with us?

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  9. Those shuttle bags are wonderful! I also hope Marie is willing to share the pattern. I would love to have one in blue! ; )

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  10. Love love love love them!!!!!Marie share the pattern and technique - pretty please with whipped cream and a cherry on top!!!!!!!!

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  11. Gorgeous - I also love them :)

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  12. I had a reply from the wonderful Marie, she's happy for me to share her pattern! I'm away the next couple of days but will try to make a blogpost about it as soon as possible.

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  13. Wonderful! I'm very excited to see this wonderful pattern!

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  14. Lovely shuttle bags! Wow, and you are sharing the pattern?! Looking forward.

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  15. thx Marie. The bags are AWESOME!!!! I look forward to the pattern ; )

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  16. I'm adding myself to the list of people loving your beaded bags who would love to make my own ! I've been looking for an original project to get back to tatting, this might just be it ! :)

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  17. Love the shuttle bags!!!! Love to learn to make the bags has love to learn something new. Ty Marie for sharing the pattern.

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