It’s Friday again and we are almost a week into the new year . Happy New year to all ! 2017 treated us well , sometimes it was a wild ride but that is life. Comes and goes. We just ride the waves.
John and I decided to simplify our life , which is pretty simple anyway but sometimes online life and wearing so many different hats can really be a hoot of an experience.
I probably told you about starting up a new website last year. Well because of not being able to find ourselves in search we had to make the decision to move. Honestly if you can’t find yourself in search , well you are not gonna get found. Even though starting over is sometimes hard, it is also necessary. So that is what we did. 🙂
We love our Etsy shop. It’s our baby and does well for us. We also have a need to not have all our eggs in one basket due to so many reasons. We learned this lesson a long time ago in business. We also enjoy having a site that we are in control of, so when the winds of change happen , and believe me they do, we have something to fall back on.
I have been working on some new beadwork designs that I hope to get done sometime in the next few months. I am looking real forward to creating them. Right now they are being cultivated and grown in my heart and mind lol 🙂 .
We for the first time have introduced fuschia ( pink) leather. Wow , it is really pretty. Take a look
One of our favs this year has been wolf paw medicine bags.
I created this one in black leather with a blue wolf paw for one of my customers. This is a work in progress picture. I love doing work in progress pics.
Good morning friends! I hope everyone had a beautiful day of giving thanks! During these holidays John and I really try to stay at a steady pace. So everything we make is very well made and there is no OMG stress. In our online stores most everything is made to order. But this year we have some “READY TO SHIP SECTIONS”. We have been making the things we make for over 25 years and have learned there is no way to have every single thing we make sitting there ready to ship out .
This year we have ready to ship leather handbags, beaded handbags , medicine bags wallets, and a few pair of baby moccasins. You can find all of these sections in our ETSY SHOP THUNDER ROSE , in the first three sections after the ON SALE section. Just so you know we are running a sale. When you buy $30. or more you receive 20% off.
We are no longer making promises for things to get to you by Christmas that are made to order. But the ready to ship items go out in one or two days. No problem.
Sometimes we are running a little ahead of schedule but not always. In the end we just want to make sure everyone gets something quality made. So that is what we do.
Here are some things that we have in our ready to ship sections.
We have some beautiful ready to ship leather handbags, totes and medicine pouches at Thunder Rose
The first four sections of our shop are devoted to ready to ship items. We have many made to order bags that you can choose from. Everything in the end is one of a kind, all hand stitched and some are beaded by me with the beadwork having a fine beautiful leather lace around the rosette. We also have a wide variety of made to order handbags , totes,medicine amulet bags, flute and pipe bags, clutches and baby and children’s moccasins. Be sure to get your orders in soon for Christmas. This is our busy time of year and we are handstitched one at a time with attention to detail.
For today here are the bags I would like to show.
Below are the individual pictures of each bag and a description. Click on the links for more information or to buy the bags.
Large leather shoulder bag. This handbag is made of soft saddle tan leather and is 12 inches wide, 12 inches tall and 3 inches deep. It has an extra pocket inside, a pocket outside on the back and a comfortable 31 inch shoulder strap. Ready to ship
A soft brown leather tote. This handbag is made in soft mahogany brown leather with an antler closure. It is 10 inches tall, 10 inches wide and 2.75 inches deep. It has an extra pocket inside and a comfortable 48 inch strap. A nice size for an everyday bag.
A brown medicine pouch that is hand stitched and measures approximately 3 inches tall x 2 inches wide and has lapis blue color glass beads on the front of the bag. The neck strap is approximately 36 inches long. The leather is soft and beautiful. This small leather pouch is perfect for a small tone or crystal.
Ready to ship.
Yesterday I was looking at these beautiful pink hearts I got from my friend Janice at her bead store. I had just finished a beautiful black buckskin medicine bag and decided to put an opaque pink mauve glass heart in the center of the bag. When I laid it on the bag it was so simple, minimalist and elegant I just had to sew it on.
It feels like good heart medicine that someone out there will cherish.
A black medicine bag with a glass heart focal piece. The medicine bag measures approximately 3 inches tall x 2 inches wide and has a 36 inch neck strap The heart is a opaque pink mauve Czech glass heart bead. I sewed the heart onto this necklace bag. The pink heart adds a simple , minimalist elegance to the leather pouch. The leather is black buckskin.
This blue leather clutch is a simple soft leather clutch. The navy blue leather is soft and durable for your everyday needs. What I love about this clutch is its small yet functional in a multi purpose way. It has an extra pocket inside so you can keep all your cards, money and a phone . You are organized all in one place. This small leather clutch is ready to ship and for sale in our Etsy shop (Thunder Rose).
This blue clutch is all handmade and hand stitched.
This is a picture of the inside of this beautiful clutch. As you can see there is an extra pocket inside.
TGIF and welcome to fall! We are feeling awesome fall weather today in Arizona. The very long hot days are coming to a close as the days move by very fast. I woke up this morning to clouds too! Extra special for us.
The rose bush John gave to me last year is still blooming. It has bloomed all summer! It has grown so much and seems to be a very happy camper here.
The morning glories are doing well too! I didn’t think I was going to have any this year because the squirrels ate them all spring but finally after the rains they started popping up in the front garden and the back! So there will be plenty of seeds for next year. 🙂
Of course the art world is our world in so many ways. Everyday we create and create some more. I have to say I really feel grateful for what I do everyday.
In celebrating fall today here is a beaded leather boho turtle bag we created that really brings out fall colors.
What an amazing leather handbag this turned out to be. Our customer wanted really super long fringe. It turned out super cool !
I have decided to learn to play my Native flute. Here is a picture of it.
When I sit in our garden I love to bring my flute. I have started to just breath and blow and make some pretty sounds. I haven’t learned songs. I might not. I might just play with my heart and see how that goes. ❤
Another of my goals is learning how to blog more. Have more interesting content. It will be mostly from my garden and my home right here in Arizona. I am a very simple woman with a very simple life. That is something I am grateful I have cultivated in this lifetime.
Over the years we have designed and made a lot of different styles , sizes and kinds of medicine bags / amulet bags for our customers. Each individual has a purpose and reason why they need a special bag in their life. Some are for a special stone, crystal or medicines ( like sage, cedar , tobacco or whatever is their favorite). They can be used to keep a special piece of jewelry in while traveling. There are so many ways to use them. The reason to say “special medicine bags ” is because they are special , just for you or can be given as a gift and cherished forever.
I do many beaded medicine bags. Some with totems of a special kind like wolf paw totems, bear claw totems , turtle totems or sometimes just a nice colorful chevron. Whatever speaks to your heart.
This week I worked on a sweet small white buckskin medicine bag that has a lot of glass crow beads and tin cones on it. I liked it so much I made another one and added it to our shop . It dances and sings. Why? Because of the long fringes with the beads and cones. They jingle a nice song!
This kind of special medicine bag can be worn around the neck or it could be used for home decoration. It would be a special keepsake gift for a special friend.
Take a look.
This is a small neck bag with beaded chevrons. A very simple and beautiful small leather pouch.
To see more of our small pouches come by our online stores and check out what we have. If you need something special made up just let us know we do special custom orders.
Good morning. It’s a beautiful , hot day in Arizona. We did get some awesome rain storms last night. We have these really sweet white newborn moccasins with fringe to show you today. Be sure to stop by our website for more beautiful handmade moccasins and bags . thunderrose.co
These sweet white buckskin baby moccasins are beaded in rainbow colors. The moccasins are for a baby from 0 to 6 months and measure 4 inches heel to toe. The white buckskin leather is real soft and durable lasting for many years to come. They are a perfect keepsake and make a fun gift at a baby shower for the new mom to be. They are all hand stitched and beaded by us. One of the perks of made to order is if you would like a different color of beading or leather just contact us. We are happy to help you .
These moccasins are on our website. If you go to this link you will be able to purchase them. They are $43.00 with free shipping. thunderrose.co
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It’s been awhile since I blogged anything. I keep thinking about it but some days are so long I am just not feeling it in the afternoons. It’s Saturday morning and I just finished working on our new online store thunderrose.co. It’s a work in progress but I a happy with the new store. It will take some time to get all the products we offer up but of course we do have our Etsy shop (Thunder Rose).
In Arizona we have been having an extreme heat wave that seems to be breaking this week. It has been so hot. We are feeling grateful for a break and praying for rain. It’s been a really tough garden year for sure. The heat, squirrels and gophers have been a huge challenge. So I just said well enough of that. Comes to be a point in time when it’s time to be done. lol…. At least for now.
We have been very busy in the shop making some custom white leather bags this week. Each one has it’s own uniqueness.
I love the long flowing fringe on this white beaded four directions pipe bag.
When I do a four directions beadwork for our customers I always ask where they would like the direction colors to be. There are many tribes and each person likes their colors to fit with their tribe.
This beautiful white leather bag is a special wedding bag. We feel so honored to have our work be with someone on their special day.
Our fringed leather clutches are so cool. I love the bigger size of this one and the simple beadwork makes it elegant. Love all the fringe.
This white boho bag is so unique. We looked for a while to find this beautiful turquoise center piece and finally found just the right one. This white custom bag turned out really beautiful.
This is what John and I have been up to this week among other things. I really love how all of these have turned out. They are all on their way to their forever homes.
If you are looking for a custom bag for a special occasion or for your everyday life come by and contact us. You can find us here.