I made this purse for my friend, Sherry. She's an herb gardener, and a lover of herbs, and I found just the right phrase to decorate her purse. This bag was a 1950-60's brown lizard bag with some wear to the leather on one size. I was able to completely cover any defects with scrap book papers, paint, ink, Golden mica flakes, and some vintage lace. I embellished the bag further with a few vintage pieces. I left the reverse side of the bag unadorned which I discovered the hard way is often the better idea. You must be careful not to use embellishments that will tear you clothes. Click on the bag if you want to see it in more detail.