Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Bags with Chains

I'm revisiting an old pattern of mine, Bags with Chains. I've always loved Channel's handbags with chains and I had some extra dog chains, which I wore as necklaces back in the day (heavy metal daze that is.)

Anyhow, now a more respectable way to use my old dog chains and use up some scrap yarn. I'm working on a new bag with black cables and a silver dog chain. The black yarn does not show cables well but I love how it's turning out. Also crocheting one with cream cables but the chain doesn't go so well. My other option is black leather straps with the cream yarn, looks cool so far.

The bags above: the obvious black fun fur bag is cute but outdated, fun fur is so 80's. The 2nd is gray plaid using surface crochet technique, I like but could do better. Both have zippers and are lined.

You can never have too many bags!

7 comments:

Rina said...

Nope you can never have too many bags. But DH thinks the opposite.
The plaid looking is much better than the fun fur. I think fun fur is kind of childish and sort of not too stylish.

Amie said...

My fav is the plaid one. I recall you bringing one to Burbank last year, one that had some red in it. I loved the look then and still do now. Love it!

Xia Diaz said...

I like both of them. They look great, but my favorite is the plaid one. I love the fact that you're recycling old dog chains. You're very creative!

Rae said...

Dog chains rock as jewelry! Black with chains, so you. Cream yarn with leather, class Pam, class.

Rae Rae

Dave Lowe said...

If the "fun fur" bag had a tongue hanging out the bottom and a dog license on the chain, It would be a hit with the PETA folk.

Sheila said...

Love the gray plaid. Thanks - I now have use for my dogs' old chains.

Mary said...

Love your bags! Very Cool!