Over the years we have designed and made a lot of different styles , sizes and kinds of medicine bags / amulet bags for our customers. Each individual has a purpose and reason why they need a special bag in their life. Some are for a special stone, crystal or medicines ( like sage, cedar , tobacco or whatever is their favorite). They can be used to keep a special piece of jewelry in while traveling. There are so many ways to use them. The reason to say “special medicine bags ” is because they are special , just for you or can be given as a gift and cherished forever.
I do many beaded medicine bags. Some with totems of a special kind like wolf paw totems, bear claw totems , turtle totems or sometimes just a nice colorful chevron. Whatever speaks to your heart.
This week I worked on a sweet small white buckskin medicine bag that has a lot of glass crow beads and tin cones on it. I liked it so much I made another one and added it to our shop . It dances and sings. Why? Because of the long fringes with the beads and cones. They jingle a nice song!
This kind of special medicine bag can be worn around the neck or it could be used for home decoration. It would be a special keepsake gift for a special friend.
Take a look.
This is a small neck bag with beaded chevrons. A very simple and beautiful small leather pouch.
To see more of our small pouches come by our online stores and check out what we have. If you need something special made up just let us know we do special custom orders.
We are having a giveaway! To enter go to our facebook page thunderrosecreations and at the very top of the page you will see a picture of this bag , you can enter the giveaway there or on the left hand side of the page where it says Giveaway. Just click in and follow directions.
This is the leather handbag that will be given away on January 31st 2017.
Good morning friends! It is a rainy Sunday here in Arizona. I am usually out in my garden. But it is a rainy morning so it’s a great day for a blog post.
John and I have been working hard in our shop this week we have a couple of new leather bags to show you. These are in different colors.
We have a British tan leather, crossbody , bohemian bag. With lots of long fringe.
A handmade leather handbag with lots of fringe. This bag is made of soft British tan cowhide and measures 9.5 inches tall, 8.5 inches wide and 2.75 inches deep not including the fringe. It has an extra pocket inside, a pocket outside on the back and hand tied fringe all around, front and back. The braided shoulder strap is 48 inches. We can make the strap any length you like.
We also have a really cute palomino leather small shoulder bag that is perfect for wearing crossbody or over your shoulder. Because the four point braided strap is so flexible you can even tie it around you waist. When we make the leather bag we can make the strap any length you like.
A soft leather crossbody bag for your phone, keys and cards. This bag is made of soft palomino colored leather and measures 8.5 inches tall x 7.5 inches wide. It has a 48 inch braided strap. Let us know how long you like your strap.
This small shoulder bag is in dark gray. It features an antler tip closure and the fringe is shorter than on our other styles.
A dark gray leather handbag for your phone, keys and cards. This bag is made of soft, dark gray leather and is 8.5 inches tall x 7.5 inches wide. It has a 48 inch braided shoulder strap and an antler closure.
Awe Monday morning! Hope everyone had an amazing Easter weekend. Mine was just kind of normal. I relaxed into what I needed to do and enjoyed what I was doing. When I woke up this morning I went to my email and found that On Fire for Handmade is having a great finds hunt in Red. Oh my goodness what an amazing collection of red I found. Just stunning handmade items of all kinds you can check it out here.
John and I have been working on a few Red Handbags lately so I was really happy to see the Great Finds Hunt in Red.
I would love to show you all the beautiful handmade items from my team mates so here is a treasury for you to take a look at.
There are so many beautiful items here to choose from. Handmade jewelry in red , dream catchers, crocheted items, handmade cards, clay art, home decor, homemade candy and so much more.
We have created many things this week. One of my favorites is the brown medicine bag with the beaded sunflower, double cut fringe off the bottom of the bag and a 36 inch neck strap. What is a medicine bag? That is something I used to be asked when I did art shows. We have sold these bags to many people from all over the world. They would tell us I need this for my favorite stone, crystal, carved fetish, to keep my wedding rings in while traveling or even the tooth fairy. Yes , the tooth fairy. I thought what a cute idea. Making losing a tooth an even more special event.
I have used mine to keep a special feather, rock , medicine like sage, cedar or whatever in. It all depends on what your needs are. You can make a special prayer and wear it or carry it with you reminding you of what your intent is. So medicine bags or amulet bags are totally multi purpose.
John and I have a lot of different sizes and kinds of medicine bags. Some are beaded some are plain, we make custom ones to fit the needs of our customer friends. Sometimes we put a turtle, bear claw or wolf totem on. I also do four direction beadwork with your colors where you like them.
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’s getting close to time to be thinking about the Holiday season. Not that any of us need an excuse to buy beautiful handmade items. Today lets talk about the smaller items that can be a gift for a small child to an adult. Like this beaded leather pouch that is a double drawstring pouch with earthy colors and measures 5 inches tall x 4 inches wide. Small bags and pouches can be used in a variety of different ways. They can hold your special stone or crystal, be worn around your neck as a necklace bag or whatever your needs may be. In our shop we off a wide variety of different sizes and styles of leather pouches in different colors of leather and beadwork. We have dragonfly bags, turtles bags , bags with fringe and plain leather pouches.
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.
We have a really fantastic fringed hobo tote that is here and ready to be yours. The cream (off white) elkskin leather is soft and durable . This bag is for a free spirit that is not worried about making a statement. It has fringe all around , down the middle and down the middle of the back. It is all handstitched one stitch at a time. This hobo handbag measures 13″ tall, 15″ wide and 6″ deep, features an extra pocket inside, a comfortable 29 inch flat strap and lots of fringe. It would make a great carry on bag when traveling or a great everyday bag.