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GYPSY FLOWER BAGS ,page 1

   My friend Sunny Dunn and I began to make what we call "Gypsy Flower Bags" sometime in 1996 as a result of a pattern we found in one of Peggy Sue Henry's "Beads to Buckskins" books.  WE cut down a much larger pattern that dated from the early 1800's.  We made our first bags out of glove leather.  Why glove leather you might ask? A close friend of mine had found a glove salesman's old sample case with all sorts of ladies' gloves inside. The problem was, they were ALL left-handed.  So that was the first source of leather for our bags. I love it when I can use up every bit of something though, and as a consequence, I kept a big ol' plastic bag full of leather glove fingers for years. I never did get to use them up. They were kinda creepy.

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SOLD. This Goddess bag went to England to live with Mellissa Wilby.

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SOLD. This bag lives in Washington State, with my friend Nancy Eidsmoe.

I now have a seperate store where you can buy kits, patterns and beads! Just use this link to go to :

LAUGHINGBIRD BEADS STORE

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SOLD. This one-of-a-kind bag went to live at Shipwreck Beads in Olympia, Wa.