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.
We have some beautiful ready to ship leather handbags, totes and medicine pouches at Thunder Rose
The first four sections of our shop are devoted to ready to ship items. We have many made to order bags that you can choose from. Everything in the end is one of a kind, all hand stitched and some are beaded by me with the beadwork having a fine beautiful leather lace around the rosette. We also have a wide variety of made to order handbags , totes,medicine amulet bags, flute and pipe bags, clutches and baby and children’s moccasins. Be sure to get your orders in soon for Christmas. This is our busy time of year and we are handstitched one at a time with attention to detail.
For today here are the bags I would like to show.
Below are the individual pictures of each bag and a description. Click on the links for more information or to buy the bags.
Large leather shoulder bag. This handbag is made of soft saddle tan leather and is 12 inches wide, 12 inches tall and 3 inches deep. It has an extra pocket inside, a pocket outside on the back and a comfortable 31 inch shoulder strap. Ready to ship
A soft brown leather tote. This handbag is made in soft mahogany brown leather with an antler closure. It is 10 inches tall, 10 inches wide and 2.75 inches deep. It has an extra pocket inside and a comfortable 48 inch strap. A nice size for an everyday bag.
A brown medicine pouch that is hand stitched and measures approximately 3 inches tall x 2 inches wide and has lapis blue color glass beads on the front of the bag. The neck strap is approximately 36 inches long. The leather is soft and beautiful. This small leather pouch is perfect for a small tone or crystal.
Ready to ship.
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.
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.