Do you remember amulet bags?? Whatever happened to those? It seemed for years you couldn't open a magazine without seeing examples, reading how-tos, and lusting over what everyone was making.
And then, all of a sudden...poof! They seem to have disappeared from popular culture. Is that because we had gone as far as we could go with them? Did the large bead embroidered collars take their place? Did we just get over-saturated by them? It seems kind of sad that they have vanished, and I wonder if there are any artists who are still working on them and improving on our old techniques.
The bag shown at the top is a little teeny tiny itty bitty thing that I made back in 2005 from size 15/0 seed beads and even smaller antique beads. I'm not an amulet user, myself, but I still love the bag form. I'm contemplating whether or not it's time for a personal revival of amulet bags :-)
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