Handmade Custom Leather bags and beadwork , baby moccasins , medicine bags , beaded pouches
Author: Thunder Rose
I am a bead work and leather work artist living outside of Sedona Arizona with my husband John and our fur baby Rosie. We have a beautiful daughter and 4 Grandchildren that we adore. I created this blog for our business Thunder Rose Leather and for heartfelt moments in time. We do old style leather and bead work , one piece at a time, by hand, with attention to detail.
We develop our own designs and can work with your ideas.
At the end of the day we think each handmade piece is unique, practical and made to use and enjoy for many years.
I have made many friends along the way and it is so fun to enjoy each others company while making art and doing business.
I want to say thanks to all my friends that I have made along the way. I am so grateful for you. You truly enrich my life.
Good morning! My blog has a new look. I found out that my old theme was going out so I had to decide what theme to use. It’s not that easy to pick one. Long story short, tada! Hopefully when I publish all will look great. In the world of computers there are always changes to keep up with. Just like life……. 🙂
A while back I posted on our facebook page a beaded turtle work in progress picture. I have finished the beaded turtle and made a tote for it to live on. That is what I would like to show you today. All the pictures have a link back to this bag.
This bag has recently SOLD. If you would like a custom beaded bag contact us here Thunder Rose Leather
This bag has been listed on our website thunderroseleather.co It is ready to ship with free shipping. This leather tote is all hand stitched. It all started with a work in progress turtle. See the pic below.
The beaded turtle has a beautiful turquoise cabochon in the center as a focal point. The beads next to the turquoise cabochon are fire polish glass beads I purchased from Janice at Flutterbye Bead Supply on Etsy. The seed beads are size 11 and I sell them in our bead and leather supply store Thunder Rose Supplies.
It all started right here .
Measurements on this tote are 10 inches tall x 10 inches wide x 2 3/4 inches deep. It has an extra pocket inside. This leather tote makes a great everyday bag. I carry one this size and love it.
As you can see there is a lot of room. I wear mine crossbody and I find it very easy to open and close with the antler tip closure. It is very easy and convenient to get in and out of and the antler tip closure is very secure.
This beaded leather tote is waiting for it’s new home.
Good morning! We are enjoying a nice spring here in Arizona. We could use some rain as always but the things are blooming and the garden is coming up.
We have been adding some boho bags to the thunderroseleather.co website along with some other items like handmade baby moccasins and more purses and accessories. A little at a time and it is growing in a zen kind of way. Slow and steady , one thing at a time.
🙂 *We are now offering free shipping on all orders on our website.* 🙂
This boho bag is done in white leather and features an extra pocket inside and one on the back. It has an a adjustable 4 point braided strap and long fringe front and back. This bag is all handmade and hand stitched. For more information on this bag go here:
We have been working on some new projects . Today I would like to share one of our new , ready to ship deadhead art bags. This one is done in palomino buckskin and has a beaded stealie with dancing bears and a turtle on a glass cabochon for a focal point on the front of the bag. I beaded around this beautiful cabochon with green and purple beads.
This bag measures 7 inches tall x 5.5 inches wide and has a 48 inch four point braided shoulder strap. This deadhead art bag has an antler tip closure on the front of the bag.
This picture shows that this leather bag would be a great place to keep your phone and few other things when you want to travel light and take a few items with you. This crossbody bag is light and the fringes can dance with you.
This is a closeup of the beaded rosette I did for this bag. It is one of my smaller deadhead art bag rosettes. I will be making more of these in different styles and look forward to sharing them with you. So stay tuned! 🙂
This is one I did a while back it has found a new home but I will be making more up ahead so stay tuned. If you want to order a custom deadhead art bag from us just contact us.
We have been enjoying Grateful Dead music for many years and are so Grateful that they have evolved into Dead & Company to keep the music going. ❤ 🙂
❤ 🙂 Thanks for stopping in! ❤ 🙂
Come by our website to see more pictures and information on this bag.
I got a visit from a dear friend from Canada. We love to sit in the garden and catch up. She always brings me a four direction medicine package. Not only does it look beautiful but it smells awesome. She picks her own sweet grass and makes the sweetest bundles. I won’t be sharing pictures of the gifts I received, I just want to share the goodness of true friendship with sister friends.
Just being real, real to who we are along our journeys. Not perfect, just real, honest….
I also received a beautiful package from a very dear sister friend with one of my favorite dried flowers (roses) . Not only were the flowers beautiful but the glass canning jar added to the beauty of the whole package. My sweet sister friend who always knows what to say. She has supported me kindly with her heart for several years now. We even got to visit each other this past year. I don’t have large groups of friends but the ones I have are really beautiful people. I am so lucky to have found them.
I wanted to write about this today because I was so deeply touched by the warmth of my friends this week.
Life isn’t always easy as we all know. So just a little loving kindness goes a very long way in my world. Isn’t this what we all truly want and need in our lives? To love and be loved in an authentic way. Just being yourself, not holding anything up. Respected for who we are.
I am feeling grateful for this!
One of my favorite tea blends. Hibiscus , oatstraw , and green tea.
This tastes so good and is good for you if you get along with the herbs. I pull the green tea out after a few minutes and let the hibiscus and oatstraw sit for hours in the glass canning jar , pulling out all the vitamins , minerals and good stuff.
This week I think I will add a few rose petals 🙂 ❤
This full moon was fantastic! It not only was beautiful but the energy around it was intense. I’m sure different for each of you. It’s always a joy in life to watch the moon, in all phases really. Everytime I see the new moon I feel it’s a new beginning as I do with each new day. On this cold February morning I looked out my window and saw this sunrise sky.
As I was walking back to the house I saw the Moon big and beautiful as she is setting in a brilliant colorful sky.
I love to see the sky when it looks like this at sunset here in Arizona
and as the sun goes down the full moon was rising
This week I was lucky to capture these cool pictures with my little camera right from our acre of ground here in sunny Arizona.
It’s a true blessing to be alive , to be able to learn , grow and enjoy in the beauties given to us by the Great Spirit . What a beautiful show that we can all share from all over this beautiful earth, all walks of life, all beings, being in the moment.
Taking a moment to enjoy the love given freely by God , the divine, holy spirit that lives in our hearts and is always there to go too . I say thankyou , thankyou , thankyou. I love you , you are my rock, you are my go to, in all ways , all days!
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.