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Beaded Bags

Date Added: May 27, 2011 12:30:49 PM
Category: Shopping
Beadwork is one of the oldest surviving artwork that has gained unlimited attention among designers, manufacturers and buyers. Beautiful, shiny, quality beads transform a simple bag into trend setting accessory. The beauty and style of beaded bags cannot be replaced with the passage of time. Beaded fashion bags have crafted its own niche in the international market and designers have started creating unique and beautiful designs on wide range of bags. Design & ColorBeaded bags reflects one of the most unique and coolest forms of functional art and way ahead of other fashion trends. Colors are selected carefully to enhance the look of the design. The designs and colors used are as per the predictions for various seasons for e.g. darker colors are used for fall/winter whereas pastels are used for the spring/summer. Beads Beads are small, round objects made of wood, shell, bone, seed, metal, stone, glass or plastic. Attached to bags with thread and needle, these create a canvas of beautiful designs on the surface. Beads also add dimension, color and shimmer to the bags. Sequin Bags:The collection of sequin bags available in the market is sure to leave the buyers spellbound with a variety of its designs, styles and sizes. Sequin bags come in an awe-inspiring combinations of colors that may look enigmatic while others may be perceived as exotic. Bags embellished with sequins have elegance, charm and sophistication. Design & StyleSequining technique can be used on handbags which have to be given an elegant look. Designers use the type and quality of sequin that matches on the fabric of the bag. Experiments are done in term of design, color combinations, blending of fabrics and other materials. The sequin finish on the handbags reflect the color they are placed on.Fabrics Sequin handbags are manufactured using finest raw materials. They can be made of any textile fiber including PVC, Nylon, cotton, plastic, jute, denim, canvas, leather, polyester, vinyl, or any other synthetic material. Have you ever gone to an estate sale or auction and wondered if that beaded bag that seems such a deal is really valuable? To be able to tell, first you need to know a little about the history of the beaded bag.Handmade beaded bags originated about 200 years ago and have been one of the costliest bags ever due to the unique workmanship that had to go into each handbag. For example, around 1800, the price for a beaded bag was about $5.00. By the early 1900's, European beaded bags cost about $100.00, which was a very large sum at the time. You can usually tell the age of a beaded bag based on certain indications such as the size of the beads (bags from the mid-1800's are made with very small, fine beads - about 1,000 beads per square inch). The motifs of bags (their designs) have changed over the years. Funeral scenes were common on beaded bags in the early 1800's but from 1820 to about 1860, beautiful outdoor scenes, historical landmarks, and romantic interludes were depicted. The major design scheme in these early bags consisted of 3 defined horizontal layers knitted into the bag. The bottom usually had a tassel in the middle unless the bottom was square, which usually meant that fringe would be used instead. The middle section (the largest) had illustrated scenes. The top had a pattern that complimented the entire design and usually closed with a drawstring or clasp. These beaded bags were cherished and passed down from generation to generation. To sum up our criteria for a valuable beaded bag: Valuable bags from the 1800's had very small beads, usually about 1,000 per square inch. Beaded bags from the early 1800's usually had funeral scenes as their design but starting around 1820, outdoor scenes and romantic tryst were often used. Bags from the 1800's had 3 distinct horizontal knitted layers. The largest section was the middle, which had the motif design. There was usually tassel or fringe at the bottom of the bag. If you are lucky enough to have inherited one of this fabulous bags or found one at an estate sale, it may be worth a great deal of money ($500.00-$1,000.00). The intrinsic value, however, of this family heirloom goes far beyond mere finances to the core of what makes you part of a much larger human connection. Enjoy this representation of the past and tell it's story to your own children when you continue the tradition of the beaded bag.
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