Plastic Purses – article by Wendy Dager

From (the always-entertaining) Wendy Dager of The Vintage Purse Museum: As promised, here's the link to the article I wrote about plastic handbags for The Vintage Purse Museum. It's very long and there were a lot of complexities (which I tried to simplify because I'm...

Beaded Bags from the Erzgebirge (Germany)

Beaded Bags from the Erzgebirge Author: Bettina LevinOriginally appeared in The Bead Society of Great Britain Journal #140Summer/Autumn 2022Posted here with their permission   German APCS member Bettina Levin has written several articles for the Bead Society of Great...

2022 APCS Gathering – Albuquerque

The 2022 Gathering was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the historic Andaluz Hotel located downtown on Central Avenue, a section of the famous Route 66.   Museums, presentations, and people meeting up for a great time!  Click here to read all about it (NOTE you...
PURSEonally Speaking: Spring 2022

PURSEonally Speaking: Spring 2022

Dear APCS Members:  PURSEonally Speaking, Vol. 7, Number 3 leads off with a reminder to Register for the Gathering! We meet in Albuquerque on October 13-16 and invite you to send in your registration by September 15th. There is still time to join the fun!  This...

The Torse Bead

Surprise treasure - the TORSE  BEAD    Author: Vicki Schwager  So.... what is it? And, why would a purse collector want it? “Torse” is French for twist. A torse bead is a twisted metal bead, more precisely a twisted French Steel Bead. Some silver and gold ones are...