It’s always wonderful when spring rolls around. Warmer weather , starting the garden, seeing new flowers spring up and perennial plants come back to life. This year has been a bit different and everyone is doing their best to try and get used to this new normal. I would say trying to wrap our minds around what none of us have experienced. So one day at a time, knowing nothing in life is permanent and never has been. Another change, and for now the air is better where it has not been in a very long time. It’s quiet outside too. Rolling with change is better for you than fighting against it. Although I have to say going to town is a bit weird now. John and I are a couple of home bodies anyway only going when we need something. We are making our art and planting our garden and doing pretty much what we always do but going to town for groceries much less.
Thank god for our beads and leather work art. We have something to create everyday.
This small Iris is the first flower this year. It’s my favorite color (purple). But I love all the details in this beauty.
Next our spring daffodils bloomed. They are so pretty. This is my birth month flower.
This is our little River. He has been in our family since last August. He loves his yard and playing ball. We have a fenced in back and front yard on our acre of ground, where he is on squirrel and lizard patrol. He lets them know he is the boss. What a sweetheart he is! 🙂
Blessings to all of you going forward. May you have comfort , good health and much love and light around you always!
Hi friends! We have a couple ready to ship leather handbags to show you.
This beautiful red leather handbag that can be worn crossbody and is boho style with fringe down the sides. This bag makes a great bag for your phone and a few other items. It also makes a great bag for your journal. Let’s say you are going to the park or a walk in the woods and want to do some writing. Maybe a poem or your deepest thoughts. This bag would be perfect to carry your journal in.
This one is a larger bag that makes a great everyday bag. This one is made in soft burgundy leather and features an extra pocket inside and one on the back. This is a crossbody bohemian style handbag .
Both of these handbags are unique and one of kind all handmade and hand stitched.
You can find them by clicking on the links that will lead you directly to them in our ready to ship section on Etsy. We have many handbags and medicine bags ready to ship in our Etsy shop. Shop the first 3 sections for ready to ship items.
It’s a beautiful day with mostly sunshine after a few days of rain. What a blessings to hear the rain on the roof and the thunder beings were around too! I really appreciate it when the rain comes. We have needed it for some time now.
The parsley is still growing in the garden. It will be here all winter. That is also a blessing. This year I brought the basil plant in and it loves being inside. It makes the soups I make taste so good.
We got a lot of creating done this week. I did several beadworks. That was fun. Here are a couple small bags I did. Also a four directions beaded cedar bag.
These are all done in buckskin leather . The first two medicine pouches are beaded directly to the leather. The beaded cedar bag has a four directions beadwork on the front. It has double cut fringe off the bottom. Whenever I make these for my customers they choose where they would like the colors because for every tribe it is different.
So cold weather has come or maybe? It’s has been so cold for about a week (at night) daytime is perfect if the wind isn’t blowing. Frost got the flowers for the year but some of the green leaves are hanging in there. They are pretty tuff plants. River and I went out to watch and or chase the birds lol so I snapped a couple pictures. I have been working on taking apart the garden beds in the garden and sifting the dirt . That way I can make the dirt much better with some work. Container gardening is the answer for me at my age and because the moles and gophers are relentless. So to live peacefully with them I choose to have containers. Better for me anyway.
This is a picture of a mesquite tree in our back garden area. This is where the birds come to eat the food I put out for them. River, our sweet little boy we adopted this summer, likes to chase the birds and play ball.
You can see the awesome wood pile, in the background, we have to keep us warm. The squirrels love the wood pile. They are out there playing all day long unless the hawks come by.
This is River and his tennis ball. He loves to play catch.
We had a beautiful flower garden this year that brought us a lot of good feelings. Here are some pictures.
Even though the summer was way too hot we had a good time. It’s always a blessing to see all the flowers , herbs , and birds.
Good morning! We have finally come around to really nice cooler weather here in Cornville, Arizona. It was a very dry hot summer so this is a real relief. I decided to show a beaded belt bag that we made a week or so ago. It is made in soft saddle tan leather and along with the belt loop we made a 4 point braided strap so our customers can wear it as a shoulder bag as well as a belt bag. This leather hip bag has a beaded eagle. I started beading the beaded eagle first. Here is a work in progress picture. I had just finished the rosette.
This beaded eagle has the eagle in the center and the 4 direction colors around the outside.
The next thing is making the belt bag and sewing the rosette down . Once the rosette is sewn down it’s time to lace around the beadwork.
Here is the finished product. This beaded belt bag is made to order and comes in a variety of colors of leather and also can be purchased with or without the braided strap. Here is a link directly to the bag
We are having a sale. 20% off no coupon code needed. All sizes of medicine bags, handbags, beaded bags, pipe and flute bags, moccasins and more come by and check it out. Thunder Rose Leather on Etsy and our website Thunder Rose Leather.
It’s a busy week here at Thunder Rose Leather. This is one of the bags we finished up and sent out. I had a good time beading the Thunderbird on this pipe bag. As you can see this is a full set featuring a beaded Thunderbird pipe bag , a tobacco bag and a medicine pouch.
This pipe bag features double cut fringe off the bottom of the bag, a beaded Thunderbird and it is decorated with red glass crow beads. The closure is a braided double drawstring.
This is a picture of the sacred tobacco pouch and the medicine pouch. The tobacco bag has an antler tip closure and is decorated with red glass crow beads. The medicine bag is a double drawstring pouch and is decorated with red glass crow beads. For more information please follow the links to our website.
This beaded Thunderbird is all hand sewn by me. Once I have sewn the beadwork onto the bag I lace around it , as you can see in the picture. This gives the beadwork an extra dimension of standout beauty.
This was a fun bag to make. I love all animals wolves, dogs and all others. This fringed leather handbag is done in soft black leather and has lots of fringe. Measurements are 11 inches tall x 10 inches wide x 2.75 inches deep. It is all hand stitched and features an extra pocket inside and one on the back of the bag. This leather handbag comes in a variety of colors. When looking at the chart if you don’t see a color you would like contact us .
This is a side view of this black leather fringed wolf paw beaded bag.
To see more information about this handbag follow this link or the ones on the pictures. Thunder Rose Leather
Thanks so much for stopping by! Come by our website and check out all the leather handbags, medicine bags, accessories, pipe and flute bags and baby moccasins we have .
Good morning friends! It’s been a pretty hot summer here in Cornville Arizona. I am happy to say that our monsoon season is here and we are looking forward to some rain. Today I would like to share one of our latest handbags.
If you love the color red you are going to love this fringed red leather crossbody handbag. The leather is soft and very durable . This deadhead art bag has a Grateful Dead stealie rosette on the front of the bag. This bag is one of a kind and ready to ship.
This is the Grateful Dead stealie beadwork. The cabochon on the front of the bag is a glass cab. I beaded around the glass cab with glass fire polish beads and then glass seed beads. I always lace around my beadworks to give them an extra dimension to the focal point on the bag.
This bag is perfect for a phone and a few other items. It is ready to ship to its new home.
Wishing everyone a beautiful day! Planting and watching things grow is all part of the journey this time of year. Milkweed is a plant that I found out about when I injured my knee some years ago. A friend told me of a place that made a healing balm that helps with pain and helps restore mobility. It is full of antioxidants and packed with omega 3 and omega 7 fatty acids, magnesium, zinc and calcium helping to fight pain and inflammation. This is where you can purchase this balm and seeds if you wish. https://milkweedbalm.com
Milkweed is the sole food for Monarch butterflies. So when planting this beautiful plant you are helping the butterflies migrate to and from Mexico or California.
I have found that this plant, this balm has been very helpful as I have grown older and have some aches and pains. It has also helped to heal my knee.
Last year I decided to grow some in my container garden. I didn’t know how well they would do in Arizona. This year they all came back and are even stronger than last year. The flowers are so very beautiful.
I am thinking of painting this bucket yellow one day. It needs a little makeover. 🙂
This last container has had a slower go of it. It might need a little more sun. It’s at the other end of the garden by some trees. But still very beautiful . I am going to be adding some compost and helping everyone along their way.
I love this plant and everything about it. It brings me joy everytime I look at it’s bright orange flowers.