The following is from the FLICKR site of Julie a polymerist she does exquisite things with polymer clay.
...They're purse handles.
I've been working on this on and off for so long, I thought it would never come to fruition. Finally, the prototype is finished and I'm ready to start knocking them out! Yee-Haw!
It's a stylized version of an Indian Wedding Bag. This one uses old silk men's ties for the body.
The handles are quite a bit larger than a bracelet bangle and quite a bit thinner. I wanted them to easily slide over one's arm.
There's a heavy wire going all the way through each handle and they're double cured for strength. The seam, where the ends meet, is sewn together with many strands of heavy Nymo thread and covered with seed beads. These handles won't break. I've tried.
I've thrown them on a sidewalk 20 times ("Oh no, I dropped my purse!") and smacked them on a hard table at least 20 times. Not even a scratch...well, mabe a little scratch...and not these actual ones - my practice ones.
Field tested and approved.
The bag design is my own after looking at countless pictures of real ones.
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