A custom order for a young lady who loves pink ‘n black. I don’t always have a clear image of what a purse will look like when it’s done. Especially when I’ve been commisssioned to do something I’ve not done before. I usually have about 4/5 ideas in mind at the same time and people often ask for something the same as I’ve made before, so I love receiving a project which makes me think outside the box… a challenge! My brief was a ‘A pink purse with black accents please‘.
I had a think about it, kept having images of black beads over the pink crocheted fabric, went to local craft shops to source the beads – make sure they looked pretty against the yarn. Tried black crystal beads, tiny seed beads, shaped angular beads, but eventually settled on these. I played about with a couple of versions, one pink with a black butterfly (as seen in the previous Pink ‘n Black *Coin Purse post) and this one with a bow, but my client preferred the bow. Originally I used a pink floral with a white background fabric on each but it was just not working for me. So I got some black florals in a few days later and was so pleased the fabrics matched! It all came together in the end and made me realize that sometimes it pays off to fret over the smaller details. 😌 I think these purses have turned out to be pretty classy purses for pretty classy ladies and I hope Saskia enjoyed her Christmas gift!