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Handmade Beaded Purses | Dedra Weiss - Designer

Updated: Jul 10, 2021


My name is Dedra Weiss, an artist and designer that creates vintage-inspired, handwoven, glass seed bead purses. With a passion for beading, art, and vintage fashion, I began creating purses reminiscent of those from the late 1800's - 1940's. I personally design, weave, and sew each purse.


Glass seed beads are woven together on a loom, forming unique designs. Each purse is a piece of artwork that sets a fashion ensemble apart from the norm. Many of the purses are made with authentic vintage frames that make them one-of-a-kind creations. However, the contemporary fashionista can choose from a variety of stunning, modern purses.

Dedra's first handmade beaded purse

My first purse was made from a sack of antique seed beads salvaged from a vintage purses given to me by my mother. ​​It was a simple purse that I made without any pattern or instruction. From there, I eventually mastered the art of purse making using my own methods and techniques to create beautiful, artistic accessories.


There is a handmade beaded purse for every style preference whether vintage or contemporary. Custom purses can also be made to suit any preference.


My glass purses are functional works of art that are a conversation piece wherever worn or displayed. There are four collections of purses and a jewelry collection to choose from.


Frame Collection - Purses feature a metal purse frame and chain strap. Vintage frames add a one-of-a-kind uniqueness, whereas modern frames bring a contemporary flare to the piece.


Glass Collection - Purses purses are constructed entirely of glass seed beads. The top of the purses vary in style from a fold-over closure flap to a simple pocket closure.


Wedding Collection -

Full-sized purses that are the perfect addition to a bride's wedding gown.

Mini proposal purses fit an engagement ring so one can propose in style, and then later be tied to the ring bearer's pillow during the ceremony.


Wrist Collection - Purses purses are petite bags designed for the minimalist socialite carrying only the necessities.


Jewelry Collection - Unforgettable handmade necklaces available in six different styles: Empress, Queen, Princess, Duchess, Countess, and Baroness.






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