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.
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.
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.
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.
For more information on the handmade boho leather handbag go to our Etsy shop Thunder Rose
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Our bags are custom designed just for you. This one measures 20 inches long ( not including the fringe) and 8 inches wide.