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Undine Evening Bag by Ellygator Undine Evening Bag by Ellygator
(2010), 10.5" x 5", Ultrasuede, nylon thread, cardstock, seed beads (size 15s in black, palladium, silver-lined teal, silver-lined ice, matte gunmetal, matte metallic green; size 11s in silver-lined teal, green and aqua), green paua shell cabs, porcelain face bead, green satin, magnet, metal disk

This beast of an embroidery project has kept me busy and stitching these past few months. I started with the two emblems on the flap and back, then stitched the silver border around the outside and around the paua cabs, and finally filled in the rest of the design in snake-stitch.

After the overall pattern was done, I backed the design with a cardstock cut-out for stiffness and a second layer of ultrasuede, trimmed the surplus cloth, stitched edges around the bag and closed up the sides. I finally secured the flap with a magnet embedded in the design and covered with a small piece of green satin. On the flap a larger paua shell disk is backed with metal and keeps the flap closed by adhering to the magnet.

This makes for a very nice, spacious and sturdy clutch. Now I just have to find a killer event to take it to!
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Given 2011-03-19
"I found this piece really stunning. The original design is so well balanced and executed. The colours are discreetly harmonising. And the whole concept really is genius." Undine Evening Bag by *Ellygator ( Suggested by dragonladych and Featured by KubusRubus )
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MagdahLina Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016
Why not a play?
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be lovely!
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WillowForrestall Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
All i can say is WOW! Its beautiful!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
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valeriacare Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
where can i buy this! it's really amazing
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! Unfortunately this one's not for sale, it was made for my aunt as a gift.
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valeriacare Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
:'(
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annafjellborg Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing! :omg:
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconjillykaren:
JillyKaren Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
Such a gorgeous piece!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Beautiful work, my dear. Congratulations to the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:

Ganz große Klasse! :clap:
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Danke Dir!
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mamurasaki Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
amazin idea...
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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articraft Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Awesome, incredible job done! And amazing result!!!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! It definitely was my most ambitious bead piece to date!
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Nana-cat Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
So. Freaking. AWESOME!!!!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
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madna29 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011   Traditional Artist
Awesome!!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
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nativeart Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
holy cow that must have been a marathon project. Turned out great. Looks really elegant.
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! Lots and lots of beads...
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nativeart Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
for sure.
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AlcinavomSteinsberg Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
Wow, this is really awesome!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I must confess that I enjoy having it a little more than I enjoyed making it...
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uzay Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
wonderful cool work..
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
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karracaz Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very sophisticated. You'll look the 'biz' wherever you take it.
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Gives the word "arm-candy" a new meaning!
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sevenwillow Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Very nice, Elly! :) Congrats on the DD too!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! This was a really lovely surprise!
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sevenwillow Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
you're welcome, Elly!
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Desider Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
AMAZING! :wow:
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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fairyfrog Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very well deserved!

Congratulations, my friend!
I really loved this piece, I know it isn't the theme, but it made me think of the mirror or evil queen/stepmother in Disney's "Snow white".. those colours and sqirls... !

Also; Darnit. I wanted that kiriban! Must.. click more.. perhaps I can get the half-million one. :P
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much, and I am sorry to see you tried for the kiriban and missed out. Hopefully next time!
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fairyfrog Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Squirls? I ment "Swirls."
*imagines rolling squirrels*
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northernbent Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Wow...
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
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papoca Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
It's beautiful! I love it!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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JuleeMClark Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
gorgeous work as always:heart:

congrats!
a very well deserved (many times over) dd!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
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ZaneEyre Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this has to be by far the most gorgeous and original bag i have ever seen!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I am really glad you like it.
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ZaneEyre Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you are so welcome. :)
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WitchZilla Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011   General Artist
If I had a bag like this I'd be afraid of placing it down anywhere. I wouldn't want to forget it.
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL! Or it might grow legs and walk away with some magpie...
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JericaWinters Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous beading work. That must have taken forever. Did you prick yourself alot?
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