Leather bead art custom bags in white

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.

Beaded pipe bag
Beaded pipe bag

I love the long flowing fringe on this white beaded four directions pipe bag.

Four directions beaded rosette
Four directions rosette

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.

white leather wedding bag
white leather wedding bag

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.

white leather wedding bag
white leather wedding bag
white leather clutch
white leather clutch

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.

white leather bag with beaded rosette
white leather clutch with a beaded rosette
white leather bag
white leather bag

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.

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Blessing to you all!

Debbie and John

Beads leather and craft supplies

 Today I am going to show you some of our supplies from our store thunderrosesupplies.

John and I started this supply store in 2013. We have been making leather bags and doing beadwork for a long time and we sold some of our leather scraps and lace in our finished product shop on Etsy (thunderrose) . We make so many scraps that it was time to create a new shop so our handmade, hand stitched art bags and beadwork art didn’t get taken over by boxes of leather and hanks of beads. So we proceeded to give it a try and are very happy with our decision.

LEATHER LACE

We have a variety of different colors of leather laces for your craft projects. They are always changing so be sure to bookmark us to see new items.

leather lace
Leather lace from Thunder Rose Supplies.

This is only two of the leather laces we have for sale. If you click on the link you will see many more colors of lace. All at very good prices.

 

LEATHER SCRAPS

Leather Scraps
A variety of leather scraps for sale at Thunder Rose Supplies.

We are always adding new boxes of leather scraps to our shop. Click on the above link to see  what is in the shop now and be sure to bookmark us to see what new items we have later.

SEED BEADS

Seed Beads from Thunder Rose Supplies
Seed beads from Thunder Rose Supplies.

In this picture I am showing you how these beautiful different colors off Czech glass seed beads look on a leather pouch that I made.

Here is another one that I made  and the beads I used for this craft project.

Seed beads
A leather pouch I made and glass seed beads we sale in our etsy shop Thunder Rose Supplies.

We also have a variety of antler tips in our shop.

drilled antler tip pendants
Drilled antler tips for your craft projects at Thunder Rose Supplies.

We have more kinds of beads in our shop . If you would like to see all the different things we offer go here.

Thunder Rose Supplies

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Thanks for stopping and and taking a look.

Blessings!

Debbie and John 🙂

Boho leather handbag

Today I would like to show you one of our latest creations. This handbag has real long fringe on both the front and back of the bag and a beaded turtle done in beautiful earthtone fall colors. The crossbody bag measures 9.5 inches tall (not including the fringe) , 8.5 inches wide , and 2.75 inches deep. It has an extra pocket inside and one on the back of the bag. The tied fringe is 20+ inches long.  Not everyone wants their fringe that long so we always make our bags the way you prefer them to be. We are happy to make your bag with shorter fringe , another color and a longer or shorter shoulder strap. The shoulder strap on this bag measures 48 inches making it a great crossbody purse.

The beaded turtle has beaded eagle feathers in the center of the bag.

Here are some pictures.

beaded turtle fringed leather handbag
Boho fringed leather handbag with beaded turtle

 

beaded turtle fringed leather handbag
A boho leather crossbody handbag with a beaded turtle totem.
beaded turtle fringed leather handbag
Beaded turtle

For more information on the handmade boho leather handbag go to our Etsy shop Thunder Rose 

To see the whole store go here: Thunder Rose

We make many custom leather handbags. You can contact us on Etsy and we will be happy to help you create the bag of your dreams.

We also have some ready to ship bags of all sizes. Go here : Ready to ship bags

We also make baby and children’s moccasins, medicine bags, pipe bags, leather clutches , phone bags , belt bags and custom designed bags just for you.

Thanks for stopping by!

Debbie and John

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Beaded leather bag, A week in motion

This week I created a small burgundy leather bag that has a sweet pink and purple heart on it.

I love hearts and decided to bead around this beautiful opaque pink mauve heart that I found in my friend Janice’s shop Flutterbye Bead Supplies .

Next to the heart I added some amethyst Czech fire polished glass beads ( from Flutterbye bead supplies )  and then some beautiful pink and purple glass seed beads that we have have in our bead and leather supply store Thunder Rose Leather.

A few years back after creating many leather handbags and adding beadwork to some of our bags we opened up a leather and bead supply store. Thunder Rose Leather

It has grown a lot and now we sell scrap leather, leather laces , glass seed beads, deer antler tips and a few antler beads. Thunder Rose Leather

Now with that said this week we put together a couple bags with beaded rosettes.

This one started with this sweet beaded heart.

beaded burgundy leather bag
Beaded heart work in progress
beaded burgundy leather bag
Work in progress leather bag and beaded heart

These are work in progress pictures of the heart beadwork I did before attaching it to the burgundy leather bag.

There are so many steps that go into making a handmade, hand stitched leather bag with a beaded rosette.

beaded burgundy leather bag
Beaded leather handbag with a heart center piece

This small leather bag measures 5.25 inches tall x 4 inches wide . The usable space is 5 inches tall x 3.75 inches wide.

The shoulder strap is adjustable and 48 inches long.

This leather bag is ready to ship.

This small handbag is in our Etsy Shop

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This is our finished product shop that is full of many different leather handbags, totes medicine bags, beaded totem bags, pipe bags , messenger bags, and baby moccasins.

To see this small burgundy leather bag go here Burgundy leather beaded bag

Thanks for stopping in!

Blessings!

Debbie and John

Beaded hummingbird pipe bag

It’s a beautiful Monday morning with lots of rainy weather here in Arizona. I have a new beaded hummingbird bag to show you today. Hummingbirds are so beautiful  and over the years I have beaded many. I do jazz them up with beautiful colors of the rainbow. On some of our custom orders our customers give me their favorite colors to work with and then I put them into the hummingbird. This week I created this one . My friend loved turquoise green , and some softer pastel colors. I decided in order to bring out these lighter colors a darker shade of turquoise would help bring it all together. This beaded hummingbird went on a pipe bag. She had just made a sacred prayer pipe and needed a special place to keep it. I feel honored that our art can be a functional part of someone’s life. To bring them joy for many years to come.

Many people have the hummingbird as a totem. What a beautiful totem ! Every year as I sit in my garden I watch the hummingbirds dance around me I feel joy. They love to play. Sometimes when I am watering they come right up to the water coming out of the hose and just sit in mid air and look at me. It makes me feel so happy having them so close. The simple pleasures in life make the best moments.

I am so Grateful for their presence every year. I plan to plant a bunch of flowers for them this year. Hummingbirds are dear to me.

Here is the pipe bag  with a beaded hummingbird we created this week at

Thunder Rose Leather

hummingbird pipe bag
Pipe bag with a beaded hummingbird..

This pipe bag is made in soft palomino leather and has double cut fringe off the bottom of the bag. The braided drawstring closure keeps the pipe very secure inside the bag. This bag is handmade and handstitched.

hummingbird pipe bag
Beaded hummingbird pipe bag.

Our bags are custom designed just for you. This one measures 20 inches long ( not including the fringe) and 8 inches wide.

hummingbird pipe bag
Beaded hummingbird by Thunder Rose.

Blessings of love and light to all!

Debbie

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Life is precious

Good Morning! It’s Wednesday morning and sun hasn’t came up yet. I thought I would sit down and write something. I would love to start writing here more and sharing the things that make my life a little better in my days. Of course my family is everything to me. God, Great Spirit , the universe that lives inside me and teaches me each day how to overcome the hardships that are in life is my “go to “when my mind is heavy with sorrow. You see when the people are suffering I feel the suffering too. I have to say I have felt the suffering lately. I turn to my spiritual teachers . I guess you could say I have no one religion I have love and compassion, love and compassion is what I learned from Christ and Buddha. They live in my heart. I have been taught to be kind and have compassion. To be still and gentle. When the world is upside down it is very hard to stay in a place where love and compassion are strong. But the more you practice the more easy you stay or come back to it. My life has been full of moments to practice letting go and coming back.

When I sit quietly and talk to them the holy ones, the holy spirit, they come and show me the way of peace and gentleness. I am so grateful!

That doesn’t mean that my life is easy. But I have learned through the most difficult experiences how to go deeper. How to find the place to be so I can be at peace.

I  had to bury two children this time around on this earth. It was a long time ago  but I really had to find my way. It felt as if the rug was pulled out from under me. I was groundless. My spirit went directly to god, the great spirit, the universe and I prayed and cried and felt what I felt each day. There was no escape from the deepest pain I had ever felt in my life.

“LIFE IS PRECIOUS”

As time passed I found my way. That doesn’t mean that I don’t miss them so very much but I have come to accept that life is life and things happen that we can’t control. I am very grateful for the living teachers that are on this world right now. The Dalai Lama , Pema Chodron , Ajahn Brahn , and many more. I am also so very grateful to the ones who came , learned and shared what they learned so long ago. Christ , Buddha, Lao Tsu.

I also find refuge in nature. Right in my own backyard. I listen to the birds and find joy when the hummingbirds come to visit. I love when they dance around me as I water the garden. I love animals. My fur baby Rosie is a joy in my  life. Mother earth is my refuge. The Great mother nourishes my body , mind and spirit.

I love to do my art, beads and leather and am grateful that this is a part of my life. I listen to dharma talks and music as I bead and sew for the world.

I have so much to be Grateful for. My husband and lifetime partner , my beautiful daughter and 4 Grandchildren.

I love and adore all of you. I am so very thankful you are with me always in my heart.

My friends, old ones and new ones. Some who are still here and some who have gone.

I am Grateful.

Blessings !

Love and Peace!

Debbie

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Rose from our garden

Valentines Day Specials

Rainbow Artists Team

A special shout out to some of our Rainbow Artists Team members who have some  awesome handmade items to show you for Valentines Day.  Handmade gifts that have been made with love and are ready for you.

For those of you who love to make your own gifts and have those diy projects you have been waiting to try you should check out our teams suppliers. They have great prices and so many fun beads and so much more.

Click on the picture and go to our team page and you will find these special gifts and so much more

4jpgRainbow Artists Team Valentines Day Specials.

5Rainbow Artists Team Supplies for diy projects.

6Rainbow Artists Supplies for your diy projects.

To see more of  Rainbow Artists Team members stores click on the pictures or the link you see and you will be taken to our TEAM PAGES

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Giveaway

We are having a giveaway! To enter go to our facebook page  thunderrosecreations and at the very top of the page you will see a picture of this bag , you can enter the giveaway there or on the left hand side of the page where it says Giveaway. Just click in and follow directions.

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Fringed leather handbag

This is the leather handbag that will be given away on January 31st 2017.

GOOD LUCK!

Debbie and John

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