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AMULET BAGS
HAND-BEADED AMULET BAGS by Joanne Wickenburg
Amulet bags, sometimes called Spirit Bags, Medicine Bags or Lucky Charm Bags, can be worn as decorative neckpieces only, or as a miniature purse to carry anything from reading glasses, important ID or a lucky charms, depending on the size of the bag. Each amulet bag was created one bead at a time.I hope you enjoy looking at them. Smaller bags, most with animal faces, can be viewed here.

I have included the measurements of each bag along with the photo. As you can see, the miniatures, shown on a separate page,are as small as 1½ inch square, while the ones shown on this page are large enough to hold your reading glasses, credit cards and driver's license, a pouch of dried rosebuds, etc. I wear mine all of the time, and always get great feedback!

EARTH GODDESS

 This is one of my favorite amulet bags. She's perfect for an Earth sign individual, or for someone who wants to feel more "anchored." The photo doesn't do her full justice. The gold highlights in her hair are stunning in sun light or artificial light. I have included tigers eye gems, wood and stone in the necklace to further emphasize the elements of earth.

There are approx. 7400 beads in the bag alone, each beaded individually to create this unique necklace/bag, 13 different colors were used. The bag measures  5 1/4" from the bottom tip to the top of the bag. The fringe on the bottom adds an additional 2" to the lenghth.The width is 2 5/8."  The beaded chain is 24" long, so it easily slips over your head.

I$149.00 + $5 postage & handling. First come, first served. Only 2 available!

Pattern by Chris Manes at amuseink.com

TIGER LADY

This bag is so unique! She is another of my favorites, also having sufficient space to hold your reading glasses, ID or "mad money."

The bag measures 5 1/4" X 2 5/8" from the bottom tip to the top of the bag, and the fringe on the bottom adds another 2 1/4" inches. The beaded chain is 23" long, enabling you to easily slip it over your head.

There are approx. 7700 beads and 17 different colors of beads in this bag, each one beaded individually to create this unique wearable piece of art.

The back side of this amulet bag shows the tiger's stripes.

$149.00 + $5 postage & handling. First come, first served. Only 2 available!

Pattern by Chris Manes at amuseink.com



LILAC LADY


This is a gorgeous purple lady, perfect for Air signs, but I wear her a lot. The bag portion measures 5 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches, with an additional 2 1/2 inches in fringe. The necklace portion is made up of various beautiful beads. The  body of the bag contains over 7500 beads, each one individually beaded. She looks great against a black or white shirt or sweater.

$149.00 + $5 postage & handling. First come, first served. Only 2 available!


Pattern by Chris Manes at amuseink.com





FIRE GODDESS
PBrush

There is a lot of glare in this photo because many of the beads are high-sheen. This lady is great for all Fire signs, but anyone can wear it. She measures 5 1/2 inches from the top of the bag to the tip at the bottom. Her fringe adds an addional 2 inches.

There are approximately 7500 beads in the bag alone, discluding the beads in the fringe or necklace. Each has been individually beaded.

Only 2 are currently available!

$149.00 + $5 postage & handling.


Pattern by Chris Manes at amuseink.com



TURQUOISE LADY

This bag is unique from the others because of the intensity in her face. What is she seeing through those eyes. She is said to represent Water signs, but I'm not sure I agree.

She measures 5 1/2 inches from the top of the bag to the bottom, with add additonal  2 inches of fringe. The chain is sufficiently long to put it over your head without needing a claspp.

Like most of the other amulet bags on this page, you can use her to carry your reading glasses, ID, etc.



Only 1 currently available!

$149.00 + $5 postage & handling.

Pattern by Chris Manes at amuseink.com


AUTUMN LEAVES

This is a two-sided Amulet Bag, and it's really pretty. The fall colors are tastefully done, with the golden tones quite brilliant, even though they don't show well in the photo. Don't limit yourself to wearing this only in the fall. It's too pretty to sit in your jewelry box for nine months out of the year!

The bag meassures 3 3/4" X 2/12", not counting the fringe, which adds an additional 1 1/2". The beaded chain is  26" long.

SOLD
NO$139.00  + $5 postage & handling. First come, first served.
NOT available! at this time.

Pattern by i.bead.com


USA FLAG

 

This Amulet Bag is also double-sided. One side has the US flag and the other side has USA. Notice the silver USA images in the background.
After this bag was photographed, I re-beaded the fringe on the bottom, making it much fuller and it made a big difference in its appearance. I hope to get a new photo uploaded soon.

There are approx. 4700 beads in the bag, each one beaded individually. Nine different colors of beads were used to create this unique amulet bag.The USA amulet bag measures 3 1/2" X 2 3/8". The new fringe (not shown) adds another 1 3/4", and the beaded chain, which includes a unique USA flag bead, is 25", enabling you to easily slip this bag over your head.

139.00 + $5 postage & handling. First come, first served. Only 1 available!


FAT CAT

This is the coolest cat. It's a fun piece that will get people you meet to smile. Unfortunately, the tips of the ears were folded in the picture, but they will be perky when you wear the bag.

21 colors, and approximately 5700 beads went into the creation of this bag, and  that doesn't include the chain or the fringe! Please note that this photo does not show the detail of the nose. It is not solid black! The Amulet Bag measures 3 1/2" X 2 3/8"  from the tip of the ears to the bottom of the bag, not couting the elegant fringe on the bottom. The beaded chain measures 26" long, making it easy to slip the bag over your head.

You can put your reading glasses in the bag, but more will show than with the "lady" bags. Plenty of room to put your driver's license and credit card. Whatever you chose to put in the bag, or whether you opt to put nothing at all in it, this bag will bring lots of conversation your way!

$149.00 + $5 postage & handling. First come, first served. Only 1 available!
Pattern by Chris Manes at amuseink.com


TIGER EYE


This is a two-sided amulet bag. One side is black and white and the other is orange. This Amulet Bag measures 3 5/8" X 2 3/8. The fringe adds another 1 3/4". The beaded chain is 26", allowing plenty of length to slip over your head.
Pattern by Chris Manes at amuseink.com

$149.00 + $5 postage & handling. First come, first served. Only 1 available!


COUGAR

This image is difficult to see online because there  are so many silver beads, creating a lot of glare. The graphic design on the back enables you to wear this Amulet Bag with either side facing outward. The fringe falls evenly when worn.

6380 beads went into creating this Amulet Bag, including 24 different colors of beads.The bag measures 2 5/16" by 3 5/8". The fringe adds an additional 2". The beaded chain is 28" long, enabling you to easily slip it over your head.



$139.00 + $5 postage & handling. First come, first served. Only 2 available!
Pattern by MaddietheKat.com  

SANTA

I love this Santa! The picture doesn't do it justice. The colors are vivid. His glasses are gold plated and the top of his hat flops over the front, with a bell at the tip. There are approximately 8,000 beads in the bag alone. I plan to wear him whereever I go during the Christmas season. I don't expect these bags to last long.

The tip of his hat to the tip of the bottom of the bag measures 6 inches, and the fringe adds an additional 2 inches. This amulet bag/necklace is great for carrying your credit card, reading glasses, etc.




$149.00 + $5 postage & handling. First come, first served. Only 2 available!



Pattern by Chris Manes at amuseink.com

MINIATURE AMULET BAGS

To see my Miniature Amulet Bags, click here