Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sophia's Purse From The Golden Girls

Today I thought I would do a little Show and Tell.  Does this purse ring any bells?



It's the original straw handbag carried by Estelle Getty in The Golden Girls TV series.  It's iconic, baby!

For a top secret project, a friend asked me to create a stage prop of Sophia's purse.  Imagine a theatrical production of three original Golden Girls teleplays, with Dorothy, Blanche and Rose re-imagined as three young gay men sharing a house with outspoken house-mom Sophia.

I started with an Etsy purchase, the closest match I could find:



And here's what I did...




The beads are applied to the front of the purse, rather than integrated into the weave as in the original...but if you squint...?  On stage, it was pretty fab.  I'm thrilled to have crafted a tiny contribution to the only known staging of The Golden Guys.

10 comments:

  1. Nice purse refashion!

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  2. You did a great job on the purse! I think it's pretty darn close!

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  3. You did an awesome job on the purse! I love it! :)

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  4. This bag is so cool, can't believe it! Would love to see the show, what a great idea. I always loved Sophia, I kinda hope my mum will be like her one day :D

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  5. wow that bag is so close to the origanl one...you make jewerly and now bags....I am in love with you girl =] in a good way that won't make your husband jealous...lol. Thanks for the comment I am glad you liked what I made.

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  6. The purse looks awesome! And thanks for mentioning my project!!

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  7. Can you make me one I Love it. I will pay you for it.

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  8. I really want a purse like this. I have looked all over for one. Please...can you make me one?

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  9. Could you make another one?! I love it!

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Why not leave me a little comment? It is great Karma - and every single one is my favorite comment EVER.