Beaded Purses.

Q: I am looking for suppliers for making beaded purses, i.e., patterns, clasps, chain, beads, etc. The type of bag that I want to make would be like an evening bag, made with small beads.

A: A good place to start is 'The Bag Lady Press' homepage: www.baglady.com. There are very helpful discussions of bead knittng vs. beaded knitting, in addition to the supplies you're looking for. I can supply the materials for a new style of beaded knitted purses I'm designing. Do any of these appeal to you? http://members.tripod.com/~sbaggett/redpurse.jpg http://members.tripod.com/~sbaggett/purse.jpg http://members.tripod.com/sbaggett/greenpur.jpg I have published a book about knitting beaded purses, all of which can be used as evening bags. If any of these have components you are interested in, please let me know. http://members.aol.com/beadimage/gallery3.htm http://hometown.aol.com/beadknitte/myhomepage/index.html