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Handmade Beaded Bags and Other Charming Handicrafts by Mom

Mother's Day is near, which makes me think of what a super mom I've got! I am sure all mothers have hidden talents in one way or another, and my mom is pretty good at handicrafts, even at her age of 86!

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Be charmed by the list of beaded handbags, tissue boxes, and other handicrafts I have lined up for you. Please share the post to reach out to more old folks to encourage life-long learning cause you are never too old to pick up a skill!

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My mom just popped by the other day to present me with her latest DIY - another cute and pretty beaded handbag made by her.

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I love the Beaded Tot Bag which is small but enough room to hold a wallet, mobile phone, tissue holder, and a lip gloss. I thought the pattern of the beads is rather attractive. Such an eye-candy, don't you think so?

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This Red, White and Black Beaded Handbag is one of past DIY which I had shared on Facebook earlier. Mom had some left-over beads and she decided to add on a handphone pouch in case I wanna take a stroll in my vicinity without having the need to carry a bag.

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How about this Crystal Bead Bag in a classy shade of gold? Mom is very detailed and would always add a pocket inside the handbag, but this has two - One pocket for my #HelloKitty Mint Box, and the other for my mobile phone!

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Remember this work-in-progress beaded base photo which I had posted here some time back? Well, it has been completed!

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Check out how elegant the handbag turned out! It is definitely one of my favourite pieces with the stunning combination of colours. It is as good as a designer handbag, and I think it is priceless!

beaded watermelon tissue box handicrafts
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She also made items like these fabulous Beaded Watermelon Tissue Boxes, and Hello Kitty Tissue Boxes! Pretty amazing, huh?

diy beaded ezylink card holder
Do you like this sweet card holder with a pair of lovely swans?

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I was told that this mobile phone strap is the hardest to make. The beads are so tiny that you would require a special 2-head needle to string them together! Mom took about a month just to make this!

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I was exhilarated when mom brought me these DIY Crystal Bead Oranges during the Chinese New Year. These décor pieces are simply adorable, and visitors during CNY were totally captivated by their sparkling beauty.

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Well, which is your favourite piece? Do you do beads craft too? Here's my talented mom! Don't forget to share this post to encourage more old folks like her to pick up a skill!

exquisite diy dolphin beaded purse
For more of mom's work like the Exquisite Handmade Beaded Dolphin Coin Purse, hop over to read more at Do You Have Patience For Handicrafts As A Hobby? or check out the Jewel Bag Made By An 81-Year-Old Lady!


  1. You definitely have a wonderful mum! Her handifcraft work with beads are all so pretty and simply amazing, love them all. Happy mother's day to both you and your mum.

  2. Simply gorgeous. Mum sure has the talent and she knows how to occupy her time with her hand skills. Love the first orangey one.

  3. Shirley! How BEAUTIFUL are those beaded handbags -- and you 'n' your Mom?! Happy Mother's Day to you both! xoxo

  4. These beads are GORGEOUS I love how creative they are :D
    Have a lovely mothers day!

    Choc Chip Uru

  5. nice as always :) keep in touch :) kisses :)

  6. This is stunning handmade items any Mom will love. Have a great Mother's Day Shirley.

  7. Your mother is an artist! I admire all the pieces she has made. Every single bag she made is beautiful in its own way. I also really like that mobile phone strap...I can see why it was hard to make.

    The tissue boxes are adorable, especially the hello kitty ones! how lovely!

    The home decorations are so arty and...simply stunning. I can see why everyone admired them.

    Thank you for sharing this...I do think that developing new skills is a great way to stay healthy and vital even when we advance in years.

    By learning something new, we're keeping our mind young!!!

    1. Ivana, you're very talented yourself. I think you should be able to pick up this skill in no time. :)

  8. You have such an amazing mom! These handmade items are absolutely gorgeous! I love that Beaded Dolphin Coin Purse.. So cute! I wish you a great Mother's day!

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  10. Your mom is so talented! Happy Mother's Day, Shirley!!!

  11. How lovely that your mum has this talent! There are so many skills done by hand that are not so common now, I love watching my mum sew along with similar hobbies of hers! :)

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  12. oh wow! she is fantastic. HMD

  13. Love these photos! I think your mom is a genius, Shirley. She is so talented, Happy Mother's Day to both of you.

  14. I love bead crafts, but I usually make only jewellery. :) Your mom is very talented and her photo with you looks so nice. :)

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  15. Oh My Gosh! She is so talented, these are beautiful handbags. Happy Mothers day to you.

  16. Great job, congrats!!!
    Cool pieces, I love them all!!!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  17. These hand made accessories are really so great, love especially bags,


  18. Your mom is talented. Happy Mother's Day to you and aunt

  19. Your mom is definitely talented. I see where you get your beautiful looks! Happy Mother's Day Shirley xo

  20. Dearest Shirley, the beaded bags are lovely, and I absolutely love the photo of you and your mother. Happy Mother's Day! :)

  21. Awe super retro and beautiful handmade items. Love them Shirley. Happy Mother's Day to you and your Mom dear. Oxox


  22. such marvelous works and takent!

  23. you have an amazing mum
    love all her handmade beaded hand bag and others
    i will share your post so that more and more people being encouraged
    learning does not stop when we finish our studies at school or uni
    instead it is a lifelong process...there are so much things to learn

    1. Thanks so much for sharing, Emily! Let's all grow old gracefully.......

  24. nice product dear

  25. Your mom is so talented! I love those beaded handbags - especially the black and gold one. I would have never thought to create such amazing things with beads!

  26. Happy Mother's Day, Shirley

    Your Mom certainly very creative and have very good eye sight. Bravo.

  27. Shirley dear, Happy Mother's Day to you and your Mum!!
    Beautiful and Priceless Handmade Beaded Bags and Tissue Boxes!!!

  28. yOUR mOM IS so creative
    and those bags are really pretty.
    I don't do bead crafts
    haven't really tried it yet
    but I think I am too impatient for that.

  29. I remember loving this when I was a kid! my obsession with the beads resulted in a trip to the clinic ahah

  30. Hope you and your mother enjoyed Mother's Day. Your mother is really a great woman to be able to make so many beautiful items out of beads at her age. I like the hello kitty tissue box.

  31. I love the last bag, it is so cute.

  32. These are gorgeous pieces, Shirley. I like them all! You and your mom are both amazing. ^.^

  33. Oh my, she's so talented and that's amazing that she has such a skill that she's practicing at her ripe age! I seriously love the dolphin purse, the watermelon tissue box and the hello kitty boxes!

  34. nice talent...all are beautiful.i want sum beggages from where i can purchese.

    1. Thanks so much for your kind words, Jain! Unfortunately, my mom made these as a hobby; she doesn't sell them. Pleasure knowing you & do follow us for more juicy news! xoxo


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