Our *Necklapouch (TM) bags are compact, worn like a necklace. They're not only earthy, whimsical, and unique pieces of jewelry, but they also stylishly keep your cellphone, cash and other small items readily accessible.
Each Necklapouch is a one-of-a-kind creation by two collaborating artists.
The pouches are designed and hand-hooked by Bedford, MA fiber artist Phyllis Poor (bowerbirdstudios.com). Phyllis combines mixed fibers in her meticulously hand-hooked designs, creating rich, varied textures and an organic look.
When the pouch is complete, a necklace strap is designed and hand-knotted by me, Bonprise Designs jewelry artist Sue Doctrow. Inspired by the colors, patterns and textures of Phyllis's hand-hooked creation, I combine hand-selected materials such as gemstones, Swarovski crystals and pearls, and Czech glass to create a necklace strap that perfectly complements the hooked pouch.
The strap is removable and can be worn alone as a necklace. This will also enable other straps to be interchanged to vary the look of the bag. Once you buy your Necklapouch, you can order additional custom necklaces to mix and match!
Some of these *Necklapouches are available for sale in our online Etsy shop. Click the photos to reach the listings and browse around our Necklapouch Creations shop to look at other designs. The fourth (jeweltone) Necklapouch is available at the gift shop in the New England Quilt Museum (Lowell, MA).
Our logo was designed for us by Arlington graphic artist Lisa Berasi.
*Necklapouch is a trademark. All rights reserved by the artists.