Just For Fun: Beaded Everything

Recently, I have been gravitating towards beaded bags, hats, belts.  Beaded everything.  Maybe it’s the painstaking amount of time and attention to detail that went into hand-making each piece.  Maybe it’s the way the tiny, colored specs come together to create a unique, one-of-a-kind pattern.  Either way, or probably because of both, this trend is hard to pass up.  Here are some great beaded beauties I came across this past week.

beaded bag

1.     Beaded Belt – Belts are a simple way to add flare to an old dress.  They can also punch up a solid color like stark white, slate gray or black.  This beaded belt has a one-button snap-closure and the band is elastic, so it offers a flexible fit.

beaded belt {Anthropologie}

2.     Matonyok Clutch – A beautifully crafted and roomy beaded and leather clutch that is part of a whole line of accessories made by the women of the Maasai community provides them with a sustainable income.  Each object is constructed with love and 10% of the proceeds are donated towards girls’ secondary education and women’s healthcare in southern Kenya and northern Tanzania.

clutch in mirror {Matonyok Beaded Bag at Clic in East Hamtpon, NY}

3.     Sparkly Pouch – This slouchy bag from Anthropolgie has a zip-closure and is adorned with tons of beads in different shapes and sizes.  The peach and green hues are fun for summer and a flattering mix of colors.

slouchy beaded bag {Anthropologie}

4.     Bead Embroidered Bracelet – I stumbled upon this jewelery designer when I was in Maui with family this fall.  She hand-crafts each item and carefully sews every bead into place.  The colors combinations are stunning and each creation is one-of-a-kind, mixing vintage stones, beveled glass and steel cut beads.  This artist also has an Etsy shop, so it is easy to check out her latest treasure.

beaded bracelet{JekaLambert Etsy Shop}




1 Comment

  1. Annie Sutherland

    June 23, 2014 at 7:18 AM

    Great Finds! So stylish

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