Saturday, June 20, 2009

A recent Purchase from the Beaded Branch!

I recently was perusing some of the shops in a Networking Group I am in (Sassy Sisters in Sales) and came across the cutest dang purse I have EVER seen! It is called a Bug bag or Cicada Bug Bag!

Flower Garden Bug Bag
Description: This dainty little bag is made from beautiful pink satin overlaid with a beautiful rayon print that is covered in pink roses. The drawstring is a white satiny cording. Measuring 8 1/2 inches x 4 inches, it's a perfect size for a small wallet, car keys, a cell phone and maybe one or two other small necessities.

The best story behind the bags I could find is this....

The Cicada, which emerges from the earth once every 17 years is the symbol for long life and metamorphosis and resurrection.

In Japan the geisha had a small bag that they carried the plectra(picks) for their samisen. They tucked these little bags into their obi. As is the way in Japan, this became an art form.

Here are a few more pics of the bag i purchased

This little bag is SO perfect when going to the Bar or to the salon!
All i take is my cell phone, Business card holder of course and my lil wallet!

Teri has much more than just these lil bags though! Here are a few other items you can find in her shop! But be sure to visit yourself to see everything!
The Beaded Branch on Etsy

Please Visit Teri and let her know i sent you!

Debbi Andersen is a mom of 3 four leggers, One 17 yr old cat, a 4 1/2 year old Pit Lab Mix and a 4 year old Pit Terrier, She is a Massage Therapist & Gift Boutique owner of The Knead 2 Relax, She is co-owner of the group Sassy Sister in Sales as well as COO and Senior Executive Director for The Network of Business Women, In addition she sells Advertisment space for The Market Treasury in Colorado Springs


Jean said...

I LOVE that bag! I may have to get my daughter one of those for her birthday. I'm sure she'd love it. Great post...I am in awe of Teri's talent. All of her designs are beautiful!

Andrea Baker said...

Oh how cute this is! I love the fabric! Thank you so much for telling the story of the cicada.

Teri Landow said...

Awwwe, gee, thanks ladies!!!
And thanks Debbi for finding out more about the history of the cicada bag!

BBPartyGirl said...

Great Post! I love the history behind the pieces! Awesome!

Darlene said...

I love these pieces! This is some really great info!! Good job!!

Darlene Cox

Coach Ferfer said...

Too Cute - such a clever design for a bag!

Kathy G said...

Love the bag and I love the history that your shared

Detail Diva Events said...

Cute little bag! Enjoy it girl, you deserve it. And yes, Teri is very talented!