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!
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.
When I woke up this morning the first thing I noticed was a bank of clouds. The sun was just barely showing. I decided to sit at my computer and make a treasury and as I was sitting there the sky was lighting up from my window. I got up and looked out and this is what I saw.
I didn’t crop it our change it just wanted to show the magic of this morning.
Here is the treasury I created for 16 of my Etsy friends!
Today in Arizona at sunrise it is so very cold outside and the fire in the wood stove is burning warm and strong.
It has been really fun around here lately , getting in some new colors of leather to play with and some new seed beads too! The goal is to work on some new projects. But in the meantime as usual we are creating one of a kind special orders.
It has been a while since I have posted here. So I thought that today I would post a couple of our new bags we have in the store. I am really grateful to everyone who follows me and supports my blogs and work. We are going into a busy season and I look forward to creating beautiful handmade art for all our friends and fans.
Fall is coming real soon and we would love to create a new leather handbag , tote or special medicine bag for you. Also we have several different sizes in our baby and children’s moccasins.
Take a look!
This chocolate brown leather bag has long fringe that are decorated with glass crow beads. It has a crossbody strap that measures 48 inches. This leather shoulder bag measures 8.5 inches tall x 7.5 inches wide. It is a perfect size for your phone , keys, cards, passport and a few other things.
If you are interested in a beaded leather bag with a lot of fringe, take a look at this beaded turtle bag.
This designer shoulder bag that can also be worn cross body is a large brown leather bag. The chocolate leather is soft, durable and stunning. The beaded turtle totem is beaded by me. This leather handbag has fringe all around front and back and measures 11 inches tall , 10.5 inches wide and 2.75 inches deep. It’s a great size for an everyday bag. If you would like a different kind of bead work come by and contact us we will be happy to work with you.
Good Day! It’s Saturday morning and I thought I would do a small blog post. I’m new to blogging on WordPress but I have decided to learn more about it. My name is Debbie and I am a buckskin and bead work artist living outside of Sedona, Arizona. My husband John and I have been doing this for over 20 years now. John designs custom handmade handbags and does leather work and I do bead work and leather work. We make a variety of different things from leather handbags, leather totes, beaded baby moccasins, flute bags, pipe bags, leather cuffs and much more. Here are some photos of what we do.