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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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

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Last minute gift ideas from Thunder Rose

For those of you who are still looking for some last minute gift ideas we have a ready to ship section in our Etsy shop that has gift ideas for family and friends.

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Leather handbags and pouches.

Above you see some of our multi color handmade leather handbags and medicine pouches. Some bags have fringe and some are non fringed. Two of these bags have antler tip closures. It is easy for us to add a closure at no charge if you would prefer one. Please contact us or leave a note at checkout.

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Handmade bags , pouches and children’s moccasins.

Above you see a beautiful purple leather handbag with an antler tip closure , beaded and plain children’s moccasins and three different medicine pouches. Two of the the medicine pouches have beaded chevrons  and one has a beaded dragonfly. These leather bags and moccasins are all handmade and hand stitched by John and me . I do all the bead work in the family.

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Handmade leather handbags , clutches and children’s moccasins

Above you see more beautiful leather handbags done in burgundy leather , a navy blue clutch with an abalone button, a turquoise leather handbag with long fringe , a pair of beaded newborn moccasins and a pair of toddler’s moccasins. If you take a closer look at the clutch you will see that it has a beaded edge.

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Navy blue beaded leather clutch

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Newborn moccasins , drawstring medicine bag , fringed leather handbag , children’s moccasins and a beaded turtle bag.

Above we have some white buckskin newborn baby moccasins, a drawstring leather pouch with double cut fringe , a beautiful black leather fringed handbag more baby moccasins done is saddle tan elkskin and palomino elkskin and a beautiful fringed green leather turtle bag.

Under each of these pictures you can see the price of the item. If you click on the picture you will be taken to our ready to ship section where you can see all the information for each item. Everything here is one of a kind and ready to ship.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop in and take a look!

Thank you to all our awesome customers who have been so very supportive this Holiday season! You are so appreciated!

Blessings to all!

May your life be filled with joy and light!

Debbie and John

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Handmade gift ideas from Thunder Rose

Beaded leather bags > Ready to Ship

The last time I did a blog post I shared my latest beaded turtle bag that I did with the abalone cabochon.  At the end of my post I showed you what I was working on. It was a beaded green turtle that I added to a forest green leather crossbody bag. It is ready to ship in our Etsy shop.

Take a look.

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Green leather beaded turtle bag

This crossbody leather bag is a fun size for traveling light.  I like this style for the times when you only need a few things  a phone , camera, keys and small journal. Lets say you are going to the beach or the creek to sit and meditate and you really don’t want to carry a lot of stuff. That’s what I’m talking about.This is that bag.  It would also make a great festival bag.

This fringed leather bag measures 8.5 inches tall and 7.5 inches wide not including the fringe. It has a 48 inch strap length.

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I also have a purple beaded dragonfly in our ready to ship section on Etsy.

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Purple leather bag with beaded dragonfly

This small purple medicine bag measures 6 inches tall x 5 inches wide. It has a double drawstring closure and a beaded dragonfly on the front of the bag. For all of you who have dragonflies as your medicine totem or if you really love dragonflies this is the bag for you.

I can also see this really making a little girls day!

Our ready to ship section has a variety of different items that are always changing. So come by and see if there is something there you might like.

Most of our leather bags and purses are made to order and Christmas is around the corner so come by and get your orders in now.

We also make a very wide variety of handmade , hand stitched leather bags , baby and children’s moccasins in all kinds of styles and sizes.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Have a beautiful day!

Debbie

Inspiration turtle bag

 This bag started on day when I received  some abalone cabs and was looking at them.I was stunned at the beauty and thought about what would be the perfect rosette for this. My mind went right to a sea turtle. It was very fitting. Everyone who knows me knows how much I love beading turtles. Turtles really mean something to me. I feel I have learned from them in this lifetime. For one they are so ancient and represent Mother Earth who I love dearly.  Their wisdom teaches to slow down and be in the moment and enjoy life. For me when it’s time to go inside and be quiet then do so. Be still and go within calming the mind and refreshing your energy. In water they can move fast and gracefully. So the wisdom in life for me is when life is moving fast and intensely be sure to breath and move mindfully  through life’s intensities. If you get off track come back and start again from where you are.

 I looked at this beautiful abalone cabochon and picked out the beads I thought would look best with it. So this is the turtle.

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Beaded turtle totem with abalone cabochon

Once the turtle was finished it was time to make a choice on what color of leather would bring out the abalone. I looked at some smoke leather, chocolate leather , green leather and then the burgundy leather came in. WOWZA! It was perfect ! It totally brings out the colors in the abalone cab.

Take a look

Burgundy leather turtle bag

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Beaded turtle handbag with fringe

This burgundy leather bag is ready to ship in our Etsy shop.

I decided on this style bag because in the meantime between making the turtle and the leather purse I had another inspiration flow though me.

 So many of us love to journal these days in different ways. Some of us like to sort out our minds this way , some like gratitude journals , dream journals,  you get the drift. I have enjoyed journaling mostly by writing a prayer , poem , inspiring thought and gratitude thoughts. I love coloring in mine . It’s fun and makes the journal pretty.

My  inspiration is it would be great to have a very special bag to keep a small purse size mini journal in for when you go for a hike or want to sit by the creek , ocean , river or sit in your yard like me and watch the birds.

I needed a bag that would also be big enough for your cell phone and  keys.

 This is the kind of  mini journal I am thinking of. My friend Carola Bartz makes and sells these in her Etsy store

Carola Bartz Small Journal

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Blue starfish mini journal

I really love Carola’s Etsy shop.

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Moving on this this week…..

This week  I got in some new mint green beads and created  this smaller size turtle.

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Work in progress turtle
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Work in progress turtle all finished and ready for a new leather bag

I really love how this creation turned out. I haven’t decided what color of cross body bag this will go on yet. It is still a work in progress.

Thanks for taking the time to stop in and read about my art life!

Love , peace and blessings!

Debbie

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Totally stoked

Hi there friends. My blog is now ad free. I didn’t have to start all over and I registered a domain thunderrose.info. I really thought I was gonna have to start over but yea, no, I didn’t. I was just about to and my friends at wordpress wrote and helped me out. So I can keep on with this one. I am so grateful because I have put a lot into this one and starting over even though that can be cool, right now I would rather keep on trucking with this one. Plus I didn’t really need another blog.I have blogged myself and others here for many years now. Just feeling very Grateful right now!

It’s Monday and it’s a beautiful day in Arizona. Our fall weather is here especially at night. Did you all catch the harvest moon this weekend! It was so fantastic. It came up so big , bright and beautiful.

This week I made a cool turtle. It is a work in progress turtle. The turtle is all finished but I haven’t made the bag yet.

Here is the turtle

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Beaded turtle totem with abalone cabochon

I am pretty sure I have decided what kind of leather bag I want to put it on. It will have lots of fringe. I love fringe!  When it’s all done I will do a blog post to show you.

So that’s it for now…. Fall is only a couple days away. Happy fall to all!

Blessings!

Be sure to stop in to our Etsy shop and say hi. There is a SALE going on right now.

Debbie  from

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Thank you to my friends

It’s Wednesday evening and I have been brainstorming all day on how to best share friends.  I came to the same conclusion I did a long time ago.  Brainstorming?  Yes…..I came to find out that I have always thought that the best way for me to share my friends art is by blogging and social media. I really love to blog others. Just makes my heart sing . Art is my passion helping and being kind and compassionate is my life goal .  This and family love is all what makes life worth living. So tonight I am going to reciprocate the love by making a treasury for my dear friends who support John and I through social media and treasuries.  There are so many of you but 16 is all I can fit in the treasury!

Thank you!

‘Thank you treasury’ by thunderrose

A big shout out and thank you to all of you who share our shop on social media and include me in your treasuries. It means a lot to us. Peace and Love! Debbie


Twilight Woods #180 (ARTIST …

$7.99

Christmas Ornament Dress Gre…

$22

Green-Eyed Beaded Leather Ea…

$32

Small bunny, miniature bunny…

$11.9

the Artist, hand knitted mou…

$32

FLASH SALE Large Larimar Cab…

$134.81

Cowl in Sherbet Shades FREE …

$28

vintage Woodpecker Woodware …

$24

Bisbee Malachite Pendant – S…

$115

Winter Folk Art, Primitive H…

$24

Handcarved deer antler Eagle…

$2

Pottery Mug, Handmade Stonew…

$24

Large Natural Dream Catcher,…

$50

Country Heart Charm Necklace

$35

The Dragon Drusilla – OOAK -…

$240

Soft toy House with the tree…

$40

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Beaded Leather bag

From my shop to you

I have been working on this project and decided to take pictures along the way. We got a new camera and it is fun and very helpful. I even shot my first video this week. That was all about my garden I will do a blog about that later and stay focused this morning on the beaded bag project I did.

I must say I love my shop my big desk , my sewing machine that John just fixed up for me. We have one in the big shop and now I have one in my little bead shop. I do bead work and small projects in here and big , large leather projects in the big shop. Just for fun take a look. So here you are seeing my machine that is used for very small medicine bags. Most of our bags are stitched by hand as you will see in the pictures below.  Next to the singer sewing machine is my bead desk. I have my special medicine bear and hummingbird Kachina that my friend John carved for me while he was staying with us. He carved the bear out of a rock and the Kachina out of wood. He is Hopi Tewa and a great friend and awesome artist. Big thank you to John!

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Singer sewing machine
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My desk

The bead work you see is the one I made for this custom leather crossbody bag. First, lets take a look at  a couple work in progress pictures.

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Cut out and ready to sew
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All laced up
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Bead work attached
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Handmade leather bag finished
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Singer sewing machine

A link to the leather handbag

LEATHER CROSSBODY BAG

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So there you have it. It is a journey from one end to the other in this little shop. Of course all the cutting happens on the big leather table in the big shop. Here is a picture.

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We have been doing all this for over 25 years now. It has been an awesome part of our journey.

When I started this blog post I was just going to share this leather crossbody bag I made this week. It evolved into a little more. Hope you enjoyed the journey. Isn’t that what life is all about.

Love and Light

Debbie

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Sharing handmade art and crafts

There is so much fun in sharing handmade art and crafts. If you take the time to really look at some of handmade crafts that are on Etsy you will be stunned at the quality some people are producing at really great prices.

Today I found 16 members of one of my Etsy teams

ON FIRE FOR HANDMADE

 On Fire for Handmade

 On Fire for Handmade has been around for many years now. It was founded by Anne Hopfer in 2011. Ann has been working hard for the handmade community . She created the most awesome website where she promotes her team and she has so many really great things going on. It’s just amazing what she does. Take a look.

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So this is a shout out for Anne and her awesome team. If you need a custom banner set for your Etsy shop you should check out Anne’s shop

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Thanks Anne for all you do for us!

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Let’s take a look at some of our team members shops.

‘Sharing Handmade Art and Crafts’ by thunderrose

A shout out for our awesome team captain Anne Hopfer and her awesome team On Fire for Handmade!


Custom Banner Sets Made to O…

$15

Beaded Bracelet ~ Sea Foam G…

$105

Toy stress ball, Amigurumi c…

$14.9

MOTHER’S DAY Green Silve…

$20

Turquoise Heart dream catche…

$20

Turquoise Spike Beaded Neckl…

$66.5

CIJ SALE Genuine Turquoise a…

$52.5

Crochet Wash Cloths Country …

$7.5

A drop in the (turquoise) oc…

$75

Teal Wrap Bracelet – Stunnin…

$18

Silver Paisley Earrings Silv…

$53.95

Vanilla Caramels 1/2 lb, glu…

$12

Soap Saver Camouflage Croche…

$7.5

Hamsa drop earrings, orange …

$17

Blue Green Teal Czech Glass …

$29.75

Knitted Socks Shadow Stripes…

$30

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Have a beautiful day!

Debbie from Thunder Rose Leather

Baby and Children’s Moccasins

Good morning and welcome to a new day . Good ole Monday morning!

 Today I would like to share our baby moccasins with you. Our moccasins are all made in soft elkskin leather. We make a wide variety of baby, toddler and children’s moccasins. They are all handmade and hand stitched by John and me . I do the beading for these sweet little moccasins. Sizes range from a very small newborn or 0-3 months , newborn to 6 months , 6 months to one year, and on from there to toddler and children’s moccasins. You can find them in our Etsy shop

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newborn baby moccasins
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Beaded Newborn moccasins
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very small newborn moccasins

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These Moccasins are so cute. I mean every mom should have a pair for their little one. They make the perfect baby shower gift and after the baby outgrows them they can be a keepsake for future generations.

Here are a few more pictures from our Etsy shop.

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Baby and children’s moccasins in different sizes , colors and bead colors.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look.

Have a beautiful day !

Debbie

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