Fringed Leather Tote with Beaded Turtle

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 leather tote is all hand stitched. It all started with a work in progress turtle. See the pic below.

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Fringed leather tote with beaded turtle

 

leather tote with beaded turtle totem
leather tote with beaded turtle totem
leather tote with beaded turtle totem
leather tote with beaded turtle totem

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.

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Work in progress beaded turtle totem.

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.

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inside the tote

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.

Thanks for taking a look . Comments are welcome!

Love , light and peace!

Debbie and John

Thunder Rose Leather

THIS BAG HAS RECENTLY SOLD…. IF YOU WOULD LIKE A CUSTOM BEADED BAG FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US THUNDER ROSE LEATHER

Festival bag for Grateful Dead fans

Good morning friends!

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.

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Fringed buckskin leather festival bag with deadhead beadwork

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.

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Deadhead art bag , leather fringed phone 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.

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Beaded Rosette stealie with dancing bear and turtle. Beautiful glass cabochon

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! 🙂

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Deadhead art bag by Thunder Rose Leather

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.

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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.

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Boho fringed leather handbag with beaded turtle

 

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A boho leather crossbody handbag with a beaded turtle totem.
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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

Thunder Rose Leather

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Beaded hummingbird by Thunder Rose.

Blessings of love and light to all!

Debbie

THUNDER ROSE LEATHER

Southwestern Art from Thunder Rose

Do you love the southwest? That is where we live. We live near Sedona, AZ. and our art has been influenced by all of nature and experiences we are having here. I started beading long before moving here but the Southwest really opened me up to a whole new world.

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John and I have been involved in many artist community events and Native American tribal ceremonies that have been so very interesting . Many stories have been told around the fire and our kitchen table with people from all over the world.

The beautiful red rocks and magic of this area is known far and wide. People travel from all over the world to enjoy the beauty and magic of Mother Earth here. When we did art shows some years ago we met people from all walks of life and from all over the world.

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Red Rocks , cool tree and me

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This is one of my many bead work rosettes I have made. This beaded rosette is done in beautiful southwest colors.

The thunderbird  is considered a supernatural being of power and strength. It is especially important, and frequently depicted, in the art, songs and oral histories of many tribes.

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Beaded Thunderbird
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Leather tote with a beaded Thunderbird by thunderrose

This leather tote is a great size for an everyday bag. It measures 10 inches tall x 10 inches wide and 2 3/4 inches deep. It has long tied fringe down the sides and they are decorated with turquoise blue glass crow beads. It has a antler tip closure at the top and a comfortable flat strap that can be worn crossbody or over your shoulder.

Our leather and bead work is mostly custom , made to order so we can get your bag just right for you. We can make it in any color of leather you see in our shop or in our color chart. Come by and talk to us anytime.

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 It’s sure is a beautiful day and fall is right around the corner. We are feeling the cooler temperatures in the nights. What a blessing!

Have a beautiful life!

Debbie and John

White fringed beaded leather clutch

Good morning friends! It’s Monday again . Today I would like to show you a very special clutch I made last week. It was a process like all of our bags. The bead work on this one was fun and I love the way the orange sunflower turned out. The turquoise background really makes the beaded flower stand out. I love beading! Anyway here is the clutch…..

KODAK Digital Still Camera
Fringed leather clutch
KODAK Digital Still Camera
White leather beaded clutch
KODAK Digital Still Camera
One pocket clutch
KODAK Digital Still Camera
Beaded orange sunflower

This white leather clutch with a beaded sunflower and long fringe front and back measures 4 inches tall , 7 inches wide and 1.5 inches deep. The leather is soft and strong . This leather clutch purse is decorated with turquoise blue glass crow beads and the closure is a leather tie that wraps around the clutch. This is a one pocket bag and fits a phone and a few other things it just depends on what your needs are.

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This was a really fun clutch to make from start to finish.

Come by our Etsy shop and take a look . If you would like this clutch in a different size , color or even a different bead work please feel free to ask.

We do custom work ! Making something special just for you!

Blessings!

Debbie and John

THUNDER ROSE LEATHER