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Antique Beaded Purses

Restoring & Collecting Antique Beaded Purses
by Evelyn Haertig
with photography by Milton Haertig

BOOK SPECIFICATIONS: 216 pages, 8.5" x 11", art quality paper though out, hard bound, 250 beautiful color photographs,, smythe sewn, Bibliography & index

So many collectors requested additional information regarding restoring antique beaded purses during Evelyn's restoration workshops and museum lectures, that she wrote her third and final book, Restoring and Collecting Antique Beaded Purses.

As the title suggests, this book is primarily concerned with restoration techniques in addition to solid suggestions for assembling a collection which will appreciate in value over the years. This is not a how-to, step-by-step book, but it is filled with practical tips for restoring old, damaged purses. Following these tips along with practice and experience will take you toward good restoration.

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  • The evolution of the beaded purse
  • Restoration tools and techniques
  • Knowing about the glorious beads
  • Fringing, the finishing touch
  • Restoring body damage
  • The importance of frames and linings
  • Evaluating and Collecting Patterns
  • Index
  • Bibliography

All photos are copyright protected.

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Updated March 2015