So it turns out that there are disturbingly high instances of e. coli, hepatitis and mononucleois, just to name a few, on the bottom of purses (and book bags, briefcases, grocery bags, etc). Most probably from being unthinkingly set down on the floor, in subways, public restrooms, and any other place that tends toward germy.
I don't mind admitting I'm a bit of a germ-a-phobe and that this news is a mite disturbing to me. Fortunately, my fellow Etsian over at Prizmatic Art has come up with a beautiful, and relatively simple, solution to the whole I-can't-believe-I'm-carrying-communicable-diseases-on-the- bottom-of-my-purse problem:
They're small enough to carry in your purse and ensure you'll never have to put your handbag on a dirty floor or insecurely over the back of a chair ever again. Your handbag will always be in sight hanging next to you at the table or bar.
Prizmatic makes these herself. The one pictured above is my favorite, with its dichroic glass midnight sky hanger. But she has many different kinds, for any taste. Stop by and tell her I sent you.