I created a different beaded rosette this week and love the way it turned out. First I got all the beads and stones I wanted to use . As you can see I started off with a simple yet elegant turquoise stone cabochon. Around the turquoise I added some glass fire polish beads in a turquoise green color that went with the turquoise cab. From there it was some of my favorite colors of glass seed beads that I thought would look real pretty in this colorful sunflower.
Once I had the rosette done I decided what color of leather this beaded rosette would look good on.
We have a variety of hides in the shop so I take the beaded rosette off to the leather shelf and start pulling hides down. This time I picked a wonderful mahogany color hide. It is one of my favorite colors. It reminds me of the red rocks in Sedona.
Now it’s time to decide what kind of bag do I want to make. This time I decided to do one of our favorites which is a simple fringed handbag. It’s great for a phone and a few other items. It’s also a great place to keep a special journal.
We cut out the bag, lace it up and now it’s time for the beaded rosette to be added. I glue it down then I sew it down. Then I lace around the rosette giving it a beautiful extra dimension. As you can see in the picture.
This fringed leather handbag measures 8.5 inches tall x 7.5 inches wide and has a 48 inch crossbody four point braided strap. It can be thrown over the shoulder , worn crossbody or tied around the waist with a loop knot.
It will hold a large or small phone and a few other things.
I also feel this is a wonderful way to keep a special journal. Like a gratitude journal or a journal you are writing special prayers and keepsake quotes from yourself and other special people.
That’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed reading a little about our process here at Thunder Rose Leather. We do this everyday and are very grateful to be able to do our art for the world.
Thanks so much for your support and kindness!
Debbie and John
Thunder Rose Leather
Good morning friends. Today I would like to share a few of our ready to ship medicine bags. We have medicine bags, handbags and some baby moccasins that are ready to go for your Christmas shopping.
This is a busy time of year and a lot of our items are made to order so we try to have a few items for our last minute shoppers. Be sure to check out our ready to ship collection on our websites.
A fringed medicine bag with a carved bear paw antler tip closure that measures approximately 5 inches tall x 4 inches wide and has a 29 inch braided neck strap. This bag is made of soft saddle tan leather and is decorated with beautiful green glass crow beads. It has tied fringe down both sides of the bag. $38.
A beaded leather medicine bag that is made in soft buckskin leather. This small leather pouch measures approximately 3 inches tall x 2 inches wide and has a 36 inch neck strap. There are 3 beaded chevrons on the front of the bag and it is decorated with a dark blue glass crow bead.
This small leather necklace bag is perfect for a special stone, crystal or your favorites medicines. $15.
A white fringed medicine pouch that measures approximately 4 inches tall x 3 inches wide and has a 28 inch braided neck strap.We decorated some of the fringes with dark blue glass tile beads. This white leather medicine bag with fringe has an antler tip closure. This amulet bag is made in soft white leather. $30.00
A beaded leather medicine bag that is beaded in rainbow colors on soft palomino buckskin leather. This small leather pouch is decorated with a red glass crow bead. $9.00
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.
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.
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.
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 thunderroseleather.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.