As I had mentioned a few weeks ago, we love to feature smaller handbag crafters and introduce them to our loyal readership base. Today, let us cover a special submission we received a little while ago. Judith Lieber from JAL Purses sent us an email, asking us to feature some of her very unique handcrafted purses before the official launch of her own site.
Judith started crocheting wired purses over 10 years ago. Primarily, she uses fine and pure silver wire or copper wire. Her works have been sold in upscale boutiques in NY, Philly, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and Laguna Beach. In fact, Christina Applegate wore one of Judith’s creations in the club scene in the comedy The Sweetest Thing. She takes great pride in selecting the finest materials to create one-of-a-kind designs with detailed craftsmenship. All of the linings are double-faced and hand-stitched, while most of the purses are trimmed with stones and beads. The designs range from elegant to whimsical. The purses have a three-dimensional, tactile element that (unfortunately) does not really translate well in the pictures below. The fine handbags range from $185 to $300 in price. By the way, in order not to be mistaken with the famous handbag designer Judith Lieber, our Judith releases her creations under the label JAL Purses on her way to her own fame. Verdict: Amazing art work, very picturesque details and wide range of styles. These bags are the hit! Contact Judith, should you be interested in any of her fine creations.
Gold tone wire, vintage pearl and glass beads with beige satin lining
“Bird’s Nest” Fine silver wire, black coated wire,
hematite, freshwater pearls, Czech glass beads, and black velvet lining
Copper wire, formed wire handles with assorted beads and turquoise
stones, cotton print fabric lining
Copper wire, freshwater pearls, blue lace agate, Swarovski crystals,
glass beads, and turquoise/mauve/pink shaded lining
Copper wire, garnets, Swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls, and burgundy
Black soutache, vintage beads and feathers
Fine silver wire, Swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls, blue velvet outer lining, and red satin interior lining