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The Cutest Coin Clutches

Just in time for the holiday gift giving.  As seen as a featured seller before, Wendy continues her exemplary work.  Her stand-out clutches are perfect gifts!

Hand embroidered button on this darling coin clutch!

Hand embroidered button on this darling coin clutch!

Red linen and crystal coin clutch.

Red linen and crystal coin clutch.

 

A little "I Love You" reminder.

A little “I Love You” reminder.

Great for Brits and anglophiles!  How adorable is this Union Jack coin clutch?

Great for Brits and anglophiles! How adorable is this Union Jack coin clutch?

Go check out Wendy’s shop.  She currently has 25% until Dec. 31!  Enjoy your holiday shopping.  🙂

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December 23, 2012 Posted by | SALES and PROMOTIONS | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dupioni Silk clutches

For handcrafted clutches with exquisite dupioni silk in vibrant colors, look no further than Karina’s shop SimplyClutch.  Karina lives in my one of my favorite places on Earth, San Diego!  My most favorite place in San Diego is the Torrey Pine GliderPort.  I love sitting at the outdoor cafe having lunch and watching the hang gliders.  If you are not in San Diego any time soon, no worries since Karina has an online shop on Etsy.

I love this bright pop of color!

I love this bright pop of color!

The dupioni silk clutches come in many colors!

The dupioni silk clutches come in many colors!

All are made with beautiful eye-catching silk lining.

All are made with beautiful eye-catching silk lining.

Karina also makes bridal clutches.  Looking for something blue?

Karina also makes bridal clutches. Looking for something blue?

I simply love Karina’s careful work from using the best silks, to offering embroidery, to hand-sewing the silk flowers.  Her work is top notch!  Stop by her shop and take a look!

December 21, 2012 Posted by | SALES and PROMOTIONS | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Opulent Clutches

Opulence accurate describes the gorgeous clutches made by Barbara at Clutch Chic.  Known for her wedding clutches, Barbara has a wide selection of holiday and wedding clutches for the winter bride.  She even does custom requests for everything including the outer silk fabric, the inner lining, and even the purse frame!  That makes your gift a truly One-Of-A-Kind gift.  She even mails up to 4 swatches for free!

This is one of several opulent clutches that are limited editions.

This is one of several opulent clutches that are limited editions.

Classic red clutch with beading for extra pizzazz.

Classic red clutch with beading for extra pizzazz.

My friends could have totally used this for the Scottish Ball this year!

My friends could have totally used this for the Scottish Ball this year!

How awesome is this clutch?  Twinkling lights hand-sewn using Swarovski crystals!

How awesome is this clutch? Twinkling lights hand-sewn using Swarovski crystals!

She has many more in her shop.   No clutch is the same.  I hope you will find something of delight for your holiday gift-giving or winter wedding!

December 16, 2012 Posted by | SALES and PROMOTIONS | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Elegant Clutches

I’ve been reading stories about brides getting married on 12/12/12, and my dear friend Yvonne is one them!  And that reminded me of the elegant clutches made by Cynthia at Belle Jou Jou.  Her massive collection is just chockful of clutches made with sumptuous materials like lace, satin, silk and brocade.

Gorgeous bride with her equally gorgeous clutch by Cynthia!

Gorgeous bride with her equally gorgeous clutch by Cynthia!

But it’s just not bridal clutches.  Belle Jou Jou has over 7 pages of clutches at the shop so the selection is quite good for the picking.

This hand-crated floral piece on this clutch really takes the clutch from classic to divine!

This hand-crated floral piece on this clutch really takes the clutch from classic to divine!

This delicate lace clutch would be ideal with your LBD at the holiday party!

This delicate lace clutch would be ideal with your LBD at the holiday party!

All of Cynthia's clutches are made with beautiful inner material such as this beauty, here.

All of Cynthia’s clutches are made with beautiful inner material such as this beauty, here.

Go check Cynthia’s clutches out!  I hope you find that perfect gift for the loved one on your list!

December 12, 2012 Posted by | SALES and PROMOTIONS | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Handmade clutches: the light and the dark

There are still many days for Christmas shopping, and if you still have a girl on your list, check out these clutches.  Aesthetically, these two shops offer bold prints and brocade fabrics.  However,  visually they are both quite different in their presentation.  Both are handmade with care!  The first shop is AnOrangeBlossomBag by Michelle.  Take a look at her clutches as well as her bags and totes.  Look for my favorite tote with the vintage inspired newspaper print of Paris.

How did I neglect to include this Parisian clutch?

How did I neglect to include this Parisian clutch?

Greys and black on a white backgrounc.

Greys and black on a white background.

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Getting darker – another beautiful floral clutch.

Getting a little darker, but no less exquisite, are clutches beautifully handcrafted by Susan at Lulu Caswell Designs.  I love her clutches and the way they are captured on camera.

Makes you want to pull up a chair and join her for tea!

Makes you want to pull up a chair and join her for tea!

Gorgeous, rich colors on this Baguette Clutch(TM).

Gorgeous, rich colors on this Baguette Clutch(TM).

How beautiful is this fabric clutch paired with the antique brass frame?

How beautiful is this fabric clutch paired with the antique brass frame?

Click on the photos above to go to Michelle’s and Susan’s shops and Happy Shopping!

December 4, 2012 Posted by | SALES and PROMOTIONS | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fabulous Fabric Clutches

That’s the actual description of Catherine’s shop, FabByCab, home to a variety of handmade clutches.  I like Catherine’s roomy clutches and sumptuous linings.  Her linen clutch wristlets are exemplary little pieces of art.

Who doesn’t like this little birdie?

Got an empress on your Christmas list?  This inner lining is a perfect complement.  Just beautiful!

This OOAK clutch features Windsor Castle. Any Kate fans out there? 🙂

Lastly, Catherine just debuted many fabulous plaid clutches that are just in time for the holidays and the winter season.  You don’t have to a Scotsman to love these plaids!  They go well with jeans, red/grey/black sweater and black winter boots!

One of the many plaid clutches new to Catherine’s shop.

Go check Catherine’s shop out!  She’s got many ready to ship to you for holiday gift-giving!

November 29, 2012 Posted by | SALES and PROMOTIONS | , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Clutches with hand-finished OOAK fabric

Ok, so you want a truly unique gift for the holidays?  As part of my series to bring you the best collection of clutches, today I am highlighting two women who not only make their own clutches, but also hand finish the fabric with their own unique finishes.

Jan, of Jan and Paul Creations, is known for her butterflies on her clutches, pillows and scarves.  These are not ordinary pictures of butterflies though.  The ones on her fabric are enhanced digital prints from original photos that her husband, Paul, has photographed.   Customers absolutely love her original creations!

This reminds me of the blue Morpho butterfly. Gorgeous iridescent blue on this original hand-made clutch and fabric.

This is made with golden thread using four different layers to achieve this magnificent sheen.

The next clutch seller that I would like you to meet is Delores of Lella Rae.  The work that she puts into her clutches are simply mind-numbing.  She has clutches made from fabric that is hand-dyed, hand cross-stitched, and hand-embroidered.  My fingers and wrists are numb just thinking of the work that she lovingly puts into her clutches!

My friend Kelley, a dragonfly fanatic, would absolutely love this clutch! Look at the delicate hand-beading and lace work!

Have a music lover, pianist, or piano teacher in your life? This would be the perfect gift for that lucky person on your Christmas list!

There are many more clutches at both of their shops!  If you would like to see Jan’s and Delores’s selection of clutches available for sale, simply click on the pictures to get to their respective shops.

November 26, 2012 Posted by | SALES and PROMOTIONS | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Luxurious clutches

Got someone on your holiday list that you really want to WOW them?  I would like to highlight two amazing craftswomen who make clutches and bags from scratch by hand, much in the tradition of Hermes.  Randi of HoldFasthandbags, and Laurel of DalleMieMani work with materials that are beautiful, long-lasting, and that takes a lot of skill to work with.   Their craftsmanship just puts me to shame, and I’m not at all embarrassed to admit that!  🙂

When I first saw Randi’s post and picture of her workstation, the way she crafts her eponymous bags at HoldFasthandbags brought to mind the workshops of Hermes.  Artisans there also make one bag from start to finish.  Much like Hermes, Randi doesn’t have a production line.  She designs them, sources her materials, and makes each one by herself start to finish.  You might not have the budget for the Hermes bag — I personally don’t know of anyone who does, and Oprah does not count as a personal connection — but you might have a budget for a HoldFasthandbag bag or a Laurel Dasso Leathers clutch.

Randi’s workshop:

Parts of a bag by Randi of HoldFasthandbags.

Parts and pieces of a bag from Hermes. Photo by John Dascoulias.

Retro Rockabilly clutch handbag.

Perfect clutch for winter! Pair with your best brown riding boots to amp up your outfit.

Another example of great craftsmanship. The lining is perfectly well-crafted. Not a wrinkled stitch in sight!

The second craftswoman that you should check out is Laurel over at her DalleMieMani shop.  As the sole person behind Laurel Dasso Leathers, Laurel’s work with this material is exemplary.  Laurel’s exquisite leathers remind me of the leathers of the Hermes bags, too.  She has quite the pick of the lot as she sources the leather herself and works with the best ones!  Laurel also has a sale until Thanksgiving Day (November 22nd).  To receive 15% off your order, use the coupon code HAPPYTHANKSGIVING at checkout.

Check on this picture to see more behind the scenes at Hermes and their leather artisans.

This luscious black leather clutch handbag is an instant classic.

This is made from tan cognac brown calfskin.  Scarf not included!

And the piece de resistance is this gorgeous, gorgeous one of a kind clutch handbag with a long shoulder strap.

Didn’t I tell you all the best women use my fine frames?  🙂  Just kidding, but I am so honored that these artisans continue to work with me for their purse frame and glue needs.  Please check out their shops for these clutches and many other wallets and bags.  You will love shopping there!

November 22, 2012 Posted by | SALES and PROMOTIONS | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Your Clutch handbag collection in Reds and Greys

Who wouldn’t want this collection of beautiful clutches?  Well, to get it, you’d have to shop at all five stores from these great women!  Click on the photos to go directly to their shops.

This first clutch is made by Malaika over at HMDDesigns.  Just like Jenn, Malaika has a new opportunity that is a blessing for her and her family.  After home-schooling her kids for 8 years, Malaika has found a new career that gives her and her family much-needed healthcare benefits!  I am very excited for Malaika in her new job, but I will miss her designs.  In addition to making clutches, Malaika’s shop also has these brilliant mustache wallets.  Just in time for Movember!

Red wool plaid clutch handbag. Perfect for the season!

This second clutch is handmade by Nancy at NancyEllenStudios.  Nancy and her sewing machine can crank out some amazing and varied arts and crafts.  Check out her other clutches and bags, but also browse for the snowman soft cuddly toy!  Really good work!

Red and white chevron clutch. Love the embellishment!

Another well done handmade clutch is the gray chevron clutch made by Sarah at BobLovesEleanor.  Sarah has lots of other cluches, bags, and totes.  Check out her bright Spring Street reversible Bin Bucket!

Gray chevron clutch in the most popular size – 8 inches.

How cute is this Eiffel tower clutch in white and dark shades of gray?  I love its roominess.  Made by Stacey at BagsByStacey, there are also many other clutches, bags, and wristlets for your Christmas list.

Gray and white Eiffel Tower wallet clutch.

Speaking of Eiffel Tower, a place that my daughter has wanted to go since she was three years old, here’s another clutch featuring it.  For you Francophiles, this is a perfect holiday gift!  It’s made by Mona at Mona’s Box & Bags.  She also has some chevron makeup clutches and lots of other bags at her shop.  Mona will have a sale from Nov. 23 – 30th for 20% OFF.  Use the code BLACKFRIDAY2012 at her shop.

The French Vacation clutch featuring the Eiffel Tower. No need to spend a bundle when you can have this!

I will be curating and promoting some more clutches, shops and the amazing women who make these by hand.  No robots are used in the production of them ;).  I hope you will peruse these shops and find that perfect gift for some lucky person on our list!

November 19, 2012 Posted by | SALES and PROMOTIONS | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Clutch purses with vintage rhinestones

Get your clutch handbag in time for the Christmas holidays!  This is in a series of features on handmade clutches that I will be posting to bring some amazing clutches and talent to your attention.  I know you will find some great gifts for those on your list and you might be tempted to pick one up for yourself.  Please feel free to share this and give a gentle hint to your beloved!  🙂

If you want to see a fabulous selection of opulent design, I am thrilled to feature Jenn and Michelle’s shop at J&Em.  There must  be something in the water, because Jenn, like Erin, also resides in North Carolina!  Twins Jennifer and Michelle are a great team who share a similar creative aesthetic.  I am so proud to announce that Jennifer was just recently accepted to the Ultrasound Program and will be devoting herself to that field for the next couple of years.  What a great opportunity!  To help you in making your purchase decision better, Jenn will generously offer 30% OFF plus FREE SHIPPING!  This offer is good for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  So stop by her shop and get yours before it’s gone!  And please offer her a congrats in her new opportunity!

I most love their well-crafted handmade clutches with this design: the raw edge silk ruffle flower with a vintage rhinestone in the center.

I love the brilliant orange silk lining of this well-constructed winter clutch.

A beautiful splash of color in the midst of the season!

 

November 18, 2012 Posted by | SALES and PROMOTIONS | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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