When I was 8 yrs old, my great aunt showed me some of the beaded purses she had carried in her young adult years--which probably would have been the late 1920s. I had always hoped to have one of her little purses, but having been taught not to ask, I never mentioned my desire, and later she probably gave them to a church rummage sale. The fascination for little evening bags has remained with me throughout the years, so it just seemed natural for me to make a flapper purse tag.
I went online and found the perfect bag for a tag--this enameled mesh with metal fringe flappers' purse. I found a piece of cross stitch paper in my stash and drew the design on with markers. I then heat-set clear, ultra-thick embossing powder to give it an enameled look. Next, I drew lines on with a micron pen to bring out the look of mesh and heated again. I cut and glued chain to the bottom and finished with a brass piece and chain for the top of the purse. I'm pleased with the result--wasn't sure it would work. Now I just have to go and get all the glue off my fingers!