.......here is one of my embellished handbags/clutches......made from faux fur, old black lace, pearls, velvet, and a red satin rose. The fur and lace were both "recycled" from a thrift shop "mink" scarf, and a vintage but damaged lace purse from the 1940's. Dontcha just love to make new thingies out of what others would throw away?!! I've now "fulled" some old wool sweaters in the washer and dryer (man, did they ever shrink!!!) and will soon cut them up for purses and pillows. Another thrift shop find!