Bag Lady Baubles Collection is Under Construction!
Bag Lady Baubles are wearable art objects, handmade by Marion Spitzley, the proprietress of The Bag Lady Emporium since 1996. Vintage materials and/or vintage patterns are used extensively and sources noted. Each item is numbered, signed and dated. All Baubles will be documented for the future on the Bag Lady Emporium Web Site and the Bag Lady University Research site.
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1) Inventory # C00130
: Dynamic Art Moderne Thermo Plastic Stone Bracelet
Dynamic Art Moderne style 50's bracelet is a blend of mocha brown thermo plastic, contoured oval stones and geometric metal setting. Indentations in the stones and metal fret work provide visual movement. There is some plating wear at the attachments of the medallions and a few surface scratches. Measures a longer-than-average 7 5/8 inches.
Descriptors: 1950s, Bag Lady Baubles, Bakelite and Plastic Jewelry, Brown/Earth Tones, Gold, Jewelry, Plastic, Unsigned Jewelry
2) Inventory # A00225
: Walborg Japan black beaded handbag
There is nothing fragile about this substantially constructed black beaded handbag by Walborg Japan. The curvilinear design with triangular accents reminds me of the top of the Empire State Building, rendered in round glass beads and faceted short glass tubular beads which highlight the design’s curves. The design is identical front and back. The 1” wide 11” handle is fully beaded, top and bottom. The bag’s interior is fully lined in spotless black satin. There is a large central plastic zip pocket that divides the interior in half. The bag has expandable side gussets so it holds more than one might expect! Measures 6 x 1 3/4 x 5 1/2”.
Descriptors: Bag Lady Baubles, Beaded Handbags and Reticules, Black/Gray, Glass Bead, Walborg, Walborg Japan
3) Inventory # A00224
: Walborg Taiwan charming Gold Beaded
This charming Gold Beaded bag by Walborg Taiwan features 3 dimensional beaded flowers on the front of the bag, best appreciated in the detail picture. The gold metal frame is embellished front and back with 1/2” wide Lucite panels embossed with gold roses. The interior is fully lined in spotless gold satin with a single open pocket. The elegant oval hasps are both trimmed with a large inset rhinestone. The handle is 14” gold snake chain. Slight apparent darkening of a few of the bottom beads may actually be an optical trick of the light, as it appears only at right angle turns in the beaded design. It’s a stunning bag in excellent condition. Measures 8 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 5 1/2”.�
Descriptors: Bag Lady Baubles, Beaded Handbags and Reticules, Gold, Walborg, Walborg Taiwan