BLACK BEAUTY- Tortoise plastic, open work frame , America circa 1940.
Black embossed calf, leather lined, braided handle.
CONCUBINE II- Gilt French frame circa 1010.
Japanese silk textile trimmed in black mink.
SNAKE CHARMER- Vintage French frame, glass, marcasites, & metal circa 1950.
Python suede embroidered with vintage silver trim.
INDIA DECO- Antique glass hand set, jeweled frame circa 1920.
Antique woven silk textile, unusual deco pattern.
LOCKING BAKELITE FRAME- circa 1940
Hand embroidered Chinese silk, carnelian beads.
CRYSTAL CLUSTER- Chunky lucite fame, hand carved, American circa 1950.
Contemporary French textile trimmed in clusters of multifaceted crystal beads.
Removable hand polished silver chain.
RED FORTUNE- Antique brass filigree frame, American circa 1940.
Asian silk textile with embroidery and hand beading. Silk tassel.
CHOCOLATE BASKET- Amber lucite frame, American circa 1950.
Italian calf with laser cut overlay.
LEWIS & CLARK SATCHEL- Apple juice bakelite frame, American circa 1940.
Natural deerskin, hand stitched with turquoise beading. Vintage silver & turquoise pull.
Hand braided handle.
VINTAGE BAKELITE FRAME- American circa 1940.
Hand painted asian silk
GARDEN OF EDEN- Apple juice bakelite frame, American circa 1940.
Giant python skin purse.
Connecticut handbag designer Joy Liotta Horvath is a serious "accessorator!!" She has designed a collection of unique and stunning "custom couture" handbags, using vintage frames, unusual textiles, and novelty leathers. Her company Gioia Handbags, celebrates "the marriage of handbag artistry and the tradition of creative handiwork."
I saw these bags over the weekend, and the collection was amazing ......
these are several from my immediate "must-have" list!!!!!