What the item is: small beaded bag
The Challenge: 8 Heirloom. I’d call this an heirloom, not because any of it is old but because I imagine such a bag would have been cherished as long as it held together.
Fabric: cotton for lining.
Notions: silk thread (size F) seed beads set of five 2 mm double pointed knitting needles. NOTE: use silk. It gets heavy with the beads and I think the silk will hold up better in the long run than other fibers.
How historically accurate is it? 80%? I think they would have lined it in silk not cotton but I had the cotton in my stash. The beads are glass and I’m not sure they would have had glass SILVER beads. I think their silver beads would have been metal.
Hours to complete: Counting the 3000 times I dropped stitches and had to struggle to save them….about 50.
First worn: Not yet
Total cost: $4 for the beads and $10 for the thread. I had to buy the needles but I don’t count that as they will be used for many more projects.