Welcome to Flashback Designs! Our record purses are one of a kind items handcrafted with care. Nowadays many of these wonderful records have been relegated to a dusty corner in a basement and are no longer being enjoyed.
Flashback Design products are the creations of Karalee and Heather Tearney. A mother - daughter team that works together to create these wonderful items. For three years now we have created the album totes and the half record purses. We have been evolving and refining our products as we go. Last year we added the photo albums and notebooks to our repertoire. Art has always been a part of our lives and we enjoy the dreaming up of new ideas as well as the creation process.
We start with the record albums, we find them all over the place: garage sales, friends, record stores even antique malls. The albums are selected not only for the artist but also by the graphics on each album. Once the album has been chosen we select matching fabrics that will enhance the albums as well as wear well. The album tote takes about 4-5 hours from start to finish and the half record purse takes us about 2-3 hours to create.
Each purse is fully functional - however, they are not designed for everyday use. Since the purses are made from actual vinyl records they should be kept out of direct sunlight and away from sources of direct heat. Artist note: we have had many friends and customers who have used theirs on a daily basis for over two years and though worn still have a lot of life left in them.
If you are in the Arrow Rock area stop by the HodgePodge Emporium and you can not only see our products first hand, but enjoy some home-made ice cream or sample some of the delicious fare prepared by Judy Hodges.
Visit our booth at the King's Daughters Holiday Festival in
Columbia, Missouri on November 14th, 15th and 16th.
Please email us for a list of our current stock.