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Jacqui Uza: 'vanessa', 2020 Beads, Vintage. Hand knit vintage inspired Victorian era based on original pattern, glass beaded, exquisite showy bag with black outfit...
, 2020
Vintage - Beads
7 x 10 inches (17.8 x 25.4 cm)
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Jacqui Uza: 'daytona', 2020 Beads, Vintage. Hand knit vintage inspired  Victorian era Czech glass beads, black tie formal evening events, black bling...
, 2020
Vintage - Beads
6 x 8 inches (15.2 x 20.3 cm)
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Jacqui Uza: 'gypsy rose lee', 2018 Beads, Vintage. Exceptional hand knit Vintage reproduced  very early Victorian reticule, a true 19th century period piece to show walking down the promenade...
Vintage - Beads
4.5 x 6 inches (11.4 x 15.2 cm)
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Jacqui Uza: 'nineteen twenties', 2020 Beads, Vintage. Hand knit glass beaded vintage inspired Art Deco style purse, summer springtime with a youthful flare...
Vintage - Beads
8.5 x 10.5 inches (21.6 x 26.7 cm)
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Judith Mitchell: 'Mythogems XI', 2012 Beads, Glamor.   Solid rock crystal - - in candlelight, these powerful stones cast rainbow glints.  Vermeil magnetic clasp set with Swarovski crystals.  Center faceted crystal is 2cm x 1. 75 cm; the rectangular crystals are 3. 5cm long, 2. 5cm wide and ca. 6mm thick.    ...
Glamor - Beads
2 x 10 inches (5.1 x 25.4 cm)
Judith Mitchell: 'Mythogems X', 2012 Beads, Ethnic.   Antique 5cm silver Yemeni pendant is suspended between two antique North African Telsum Prayer pendants and two contemporary sterling beads.  Turquoise and pyrite are interspersed with ancient agate beads of unknown origin, held together with a contemporary sterling clasp.  Beauty, Spirit, and mystery combined and manifested in  striking colors and...
Ethnic - Beads
8 x 37 cm (3.1 x 14.6 inches)
Judith Mitchell: 'Mythogems VIII', 2012 Beads, Fashion.  An antique Tuareg sterling pendant with the crescent moon; dark blood- red carnelian beads and sterling beads like stars. This is worthy of Scheherazade' s jewel- chest. ...
Fashion - Beads
0 x 27 cm (0.0 x 10.6 inches)
Judith Mitchell: 'Mythogems VII', 2012 Beads, Fashion.  A ceramic spindle whorl used once in ancient North Africa ( 3 cm) ; two smaller, ancient, Ecuadorian ceramic whorls flank it, complemented by antique African brass  trade beads. . .  contemporary golden- yellow crackle agate beads, vintage handmade pit- fired pottery cones, and tiny vintage bone rings from India.  This is wearable art...
Fashion - Beads
0 x 27 cm (0.0 x 10.6 inches)
Judith Mitchell: 'Mythogem III  mixed beads', 2012 Beads, Fashion.  A Tibetan brass pendant ( 6cm x 7cm) on a strand of antique wound glass and miscellaneous trade beads; vintage filigree brass beads; antique & new turquoise, and garnets. Vintage ethnic hook.  Very lively!Mythogem: A basic theme or mythical narrative that is shared by cultures throughout the world.    ...
Fashion - Beads
0 x 28 cm (0.0 x 11.0 inches)
Rac Lila: 'Merlin Monroe', 2009 Beads, Famous People.  Portrait of famous actresses Merlin Monroe. Handiwork. ...
Famous People - Beads
15 x 7 cm (5.9 x 2.8 inches)
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Rac Lila: 'National ukrainian  jewelry', 2009 Beads, History.     Gerdan, herdanyk, herdanka, Gerda, Lucky, sylyanka, sylovanka, Silenko, twist, wicker, Drabinko, point checked, pupchyky, link - neck bead decoration in the form of narrow strips, made of colorful bead, beaded on thread or hair foundation that create colorful geometric and sometimes vegetative ornament. Sometimes Lviv Gerdan looked like wide color...
History - Beads
15 x 5 cm (5.9 x 2.0 inches)
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Rac Lila: 'National ukrainian  jewelry Gerdan', 2009 Beads, History.    Gerdan, herdanyk, herdanka, Gerda, Lucky, sylyanka, sylovanka, Silenko, twist, wicker, Drabinko, point checked, pupchyky, link - neck bead decoration in the form of narrow strips, made of colorful bead, beaded on thread or hair foundation that create colorful geometric and sometimes vegetative ornament. Sometimes Lviv Gerdan looked like wide color...
History - Beads
10 x 12 cm (3.9 x 4.7 inches)
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Rac Lila: 'Ukranian national Gerdan', 2009 Beads, History.   Gerdan, herdanyk, herdanka, Gerda, Lucky, sylyanka, sylovanka, Silenko, twist, wicker, Drabinko, point checked, pupchyky, link - neck bead decoration in the form of narrow strips, made of colorful bead, beaded on thread or hair foundation that create colorful geometric and sometimes vegetative ornament. Sometimes Lviv Gerdan looked like wide color...
History - Beads
10 x 12 cm (3.9 x 4.7 inches)
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Rac Lila: 'Our Lady of Perpetual Help Icon', 2009 Beads, Christian.   Our Lady of Perpetual Help ( or of Succour) or Our Mother of Perpetual Help is a title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary, associated with a Byzantine icon of the same name, said to be 13th or 14th century, but perhaps 15th century. The icon has been in Rome since...
Christian - Beads
30 x 40 cm (11.8 x 15.7 inches)
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Rac Lila: 'Theotokos of Pochayiv', 2009 Beads, Christian.  Theotokos of Pochayiv ( Ukrainian: DYD3/4N++DdegN--D2N? NOEDoDdeg N-DoD3/4D1/2Ddeg DYNEURDuN? D2N? N,D3/4N-- D'D3/4D3D3/4NEURD3/4D'D,N+N-) is an Eastern Orthodox icon of the Virgin Mary, painted in a late Byzantine style, of the Eleusa iconographic type.It has been in the Pochayiv Lavra ( monastery) , in Ternopil oblast, Ukraine, since 1597, when it was given by a wealthy widow Anna or Hanna Hoyska...
Christian - Beads
30 x 40 cm (11.8 x 15.7 inches)
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Jacqui Uza: 'old english coin purse', 2020 Beads, History. Hand knit vintage inspired early Victorian glass beaded , classic, unique, ...
History - Beads
5.5 x 6 inches (14.0 x 15.2 cm)
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Jacqui Uza: 'finger', 2020 Beads, Vintage. Hand knit vintage inspired Art Deco glass beaded purse, casual elegance, inobstusive...
, 2020
Vintage - Beads
6.5 x 5.5 inches (16.5 x 14.0 cm)
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Jacqui Uza: 'grand victoria grace', 2020 Beads, Vintage. Hand knit vintage inspired glass beaded Victorian era, great bridal bag...
Vintage - Beads
7 x 8 inches (17.8 x 20.3 cm)
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Jacqui Uza: 'glamour', 2019 Beads, Vintage. Hand kint vintage inspired glass beaded Victorian era...
, 2019
Vintage - Beads
6.5 x 8.5 inches (16.5 x 21.6 cm)
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Jacqui Uza: 'nineteen twenties', 2020 Beads, Vintage. Hand knit vintage inspired glass beaded Deco purse. Garden party, flamboyant...
Vintage - Beads
9.5 x 6.5 inches (24.1 x 16.5 cm)
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Jacqui Uza: 'stepping out', 2020 Beads, Fashion. Hand knit vintage inspired, Czech glass beads based on original Art Deco pattern, elegant evening bag...
Fashion - Beads
11 x 10 inches (27.9 x 25.4 cm)
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Jacqui Uza: 'grand victoria grace', 2020 Beads, Vintage. Hand knit vintage inspired glass beaded Victorian era based on an original pattern, one of a kind discontinued European frame, elegant dress functions...
Vintage - Beads
7 x 8 inches (17.8 x 20.3 cm)
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Jacqui Uza: 'hourglass', 2020 Beads, Vintage. Hand knit vintage inspired glass beaded  Edwardian purse, casual elegant...
, 2020
Vintage - Beads
6.5 x 5.5 inches (16.5 x 14.0 cm)
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Jacqui Uza: 'niagara', 2020 Beads, Vintage. Hand knit vintage inspired from a 1924 magazine articleand recreated by the artist.  Great multi colour highlights to adapt to many outfits ...
, 2020
Vintage - Beads
5.5 x 7.5 inches (14.0 x 19.1 cm)
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Jacqui Uza: 'moulin rouge', 2020 Beads, Fashion. Hand knit Deco vintage inspired but with a contemporary take by the artist. ...
Fashion - Beads
8.5 x 7 inches (21.6 x 17.8 cm)
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Jacqui Uza: 'charleston', 2020 Beads, Vintage. Hand knit vintage inspired black glass bead, definitive era party purse, period style...
, 2020
Vintage - Beads
6.5 x 12 inches (16.5 x 30.5 cm)
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Jacqui Uza: 'The gift', 2020 Beads, Vintage. Hand knit vintage inspired glass beaded evening bag based on an originalVictorian era pattern...
, 2020
Vintage - Beads
7.5 x 12 inches (19.1 x 30.5 cm)
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Jacqui Uza: 'double trouble', 2019 Beads, Urban. Hand knit vintage inspired evening bag, roaring 20 s style, silver fringe , one piece...
Urban - Beads
7.5 x 11 inches (19.1 x 27.9 cm)
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Jacqui Uza: 'fantasia', 2020 Beads, Vintage. Hand knit, vintage inspired, High Quality Czech glass beads, Victorian, white pearlized cotton thread, silver bead...
, 2020
Vintage - Beads
8 x 9 inches (20.3 x 22.9 cm)
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Jacqui Uza: 'Contessa', 2020 Beads, Vintage. Hand knit vintage inspired evening bag, Victorian era based on original pattern, intricate deigned brass coloured frame. ...
, 2020
Vintage - Beads
8.5 x 8 inches (21.6 x 20.3 cm)
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Artists Describing Their Art:

Jacqui Uza - As artist and designer of these vintage inspired evening bags,my lifelong pursuits of knitting,jewelry design,travel and history have conspired to turn a hobby into a passion to carry on this timeless art.Having graduated from the University of Windsor with a degree in sociology and following a career as a market researcher in private industry,I could little predict that my personal interests would lead to further careers which would include gemological studies and fashion accessory design resulting in an obsession with the old Art of Bead Knitting.I have been exhibiting for the last 14 years at various venues distinguished by their contrast in genres,from Art and fashion shows to wedding,gift and womens shows.My wish and hope is that these19th century stylized purses will continue to be heirlooms for future generations...