About Me


Ever since 1979, on the first night I worked on the beautiful, romantic movie "Somewhere in Time" (starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour) as a 1912 extra, and they handed me a beaded purse to carry as part of my costume, I have been fascinated by these incredible works of art. I've been a collector of beaded purses for over 30 years, and frequently lecture on the subject. As an antique dealer, beaded purses are one of my specialties, and here I offer to you my present stock of beautiful purses. Bear in mind that this selection is subject to change each day. Communicate with me by email first, please, if you see something that strikes your fancy.

I believe you'll find that my prices are very reasonable, compared to many other purse sources. Midwest prices are the lowest in the country, substantially lower than both coasts. I have taken some of these purses out of my own collection. I hope you enjoy my purse website, and if you have any questions, just email me. I can occasionally offer a discount when multiple items are purchased. Please bookmark this site, and visit often! Enjoy!