Mary Frances handbags: Whimsical and signature floral styles
Whimsical: Wild Ride
For handbags that are equal parts playful and pretty, look to this line of wondrous creations from Mary Frances. With amazing attention to detail, the premier purse designer crafts treasures that delight, inspire and definitely turn heads. — Shannon McCarthy
You’ll stop traffic toting this time-tripping wonder of a bag, with its multihued color scheme, precise detailing down to the tiniest bead, and 3-D rendering of a beloved vintage icon of the open road. This “car” boasts a roomy interior, plus removable double straps kitted out with big beads that keep the hippie-chic vibe zooming.
Whimsical: Tuned In
This handbag rocks: With fantastic attention to detail, Mary Frances re-creates a retro-techno boombox in gleaming gunmetal cabochon “buttons,” chunky faceted onyx-tinted stones for speakers, and even a line of ruby-colored crystals as the radio dial indicator. An ornate strap is long enough to sling this blingy baby over your shoulder so your style sings.
Whimsical: Butterflies are Free
Mary Frances is justly famous for her exquisite butterfly bags, and here’s another ready to take flight and dazzle. Gleaming with a garden’s worth of colors, the butterfly’s body is crafted from substantial faceted beads, while the wings spread out in a riot of sparkle and shine. A detachable strap doubles as a necklace.
Whimsical: Feline Fetish
Curious about the definition of the fashion term “fierce”? You’ve got your answer right here in this wild and wonderful custom handbag. It’s purringly pretty, with thousands of tiny, hand-set beads crafting the face in an ombre effect, and larger, faceted stones punching up the jeweled jungle below.
Whimsical: Lady Bug
As splendidly formed as the creature it mimics, this spherical purse lays out multitudes of gently gleaming seed beads – on front and back – to craft the body, then tops it with brilliant, cherry-red rhinestones, black cabochons, delicate aurora borealis accents and curvy scrollwork to push the wow factor over the top.
Whimsical: Ho Ho Ho
Hold a hearty dose of holiday spirit – and your everyday essentials – right in your hands with this Santa-riffic concoction of a bag. Mary Frances captures the jovial dude with his pink face, little red lips and oversized, extravagantly textured beard. Red velvet makes up Santa’s soft cap, adding more Christmas cheer.
Whimsical: Giddy Up
The very definition of exquisite equine design, this clutch-style bag highlights a horse’s portrait with the curve of a horseshoe and the tactile beauty of 3-D flowers. Western motifs bloom in turquoise and terra-cotta colored beads, while the chunky-beaded strap can be removed and worn as a necklace or wrapped bracelet.
Whimsical: Perfect Pairing
Get in the spirit of a true wine connoisseur with a Mary Frances bag celebrating the bounty of the vine. Drink in this generously decorated showstopper, boasting a harvest of purple and green grapes and three lush flowers, framing a vintage bottle of red and an ornate glass half-full of beaded bliss.
Whimsical: Gingerbread House
Bring your hearty holiday appetite: This is one sweet treat of a bag. Scrumptious in every tiny detail, the hand beading here re-creates a seasonal favorite in traditional colors and comes complete with wee gingerbread men and candy canes flanking the door, plus a wreath to top it. There’s even a Christmas tree decorating the back.
Whimsical: Night Owl
This bag’s a hoot: Mary Frances re-creates one of our favorite feathered friends in irresistibly touchable form, with beadwork of mixed materials – wood and mother-of-pearl give dimension and glow – crafting a whimsical masterpiece. The back is also gorgeously finished, boasting a field of ombre seed beads, and the strap can be detached and worn as jewelry.