Purses – from $35 to $55

Doctors Bag, Purse Style Cutting BoardI am often asked why I make cutting boards in the shapes of women’s purses.  The short answer is ‘ a woman can never have enough purses!’  On a more serious note, I started making purse cutting boards while I was still in training.  I had been asked to make something for a charity silent auction which was themed ‘purses’. Most of the donors of the items created purses that could actually be used as a purse.  I thought ‘I am a woodworker, why not make a cutting board to look like a purse’.

To my amazement the item fetched $130!  Of course it was for a good cause and wine was being served.

I now have a collection of 22 different purse styles.  No two are ever the same as I mix and match design, species of wood and decorative touches.  This one is called ‘Doctors Bag’ and features birds-eye maple, with walnut and sapele decorative elements.  The stand is an optional extra for those who want to prominently display their art-work.

I am often told my purses are too beautiful to cut on – but I believe my art should be used.  The scoring left by a knife adds a little touch of the owner to the beauty of the art.  For those who want to preserve the perfect finish, I encourage cutting on one side only and displaying the other unblemished side.

I hope you can find a purse to meet your whimsy from this list (click on the name to view a larger picture).  The pictures below are arranged according to price – $35, $40, $45, and $50.

Small Purses – $35

A-line

A-Line

Bermuda Bag

Bermuda Bag

Coach

Coach

Coin Purse

Coin Purse

Flower Pot

Flower Pot

Hobo Bag

Hobo Bag

The Ark

The Ark

Medium Purses – $40 to $45

Beach Bag

Beach Bag resized rotated

Boule Bag

Boule Bag

 

 

 

City Girl

City Girl

Classic Clutch

Classic Clutch

Designer Bag

DesignerBag

Geisha Girl

Geisha Girl

Stepping Out

Stepping Out

Street Smart

Street Smart

Urban Chic

Urban Chic

Large Purses – $50

Briefcase

Briefcase

Working Woman

Working Woman

Premium Purses – $55

Attorney Attaché

Attorney Attache, Purse Style Cutting Board

Doctor’s Bag

Doctors Bag, Purse Style Cutting Board