Spring is here and it feels so awesome. It’s so grounding to work in the garden and play in the dirt. The rose bush is starting to get it’s new leaves and a few seeds are starting to sprout. The first flowers have shown their faces and the weather is warm and cold. Just like spring. We woke up to spring showers with thunder and lightning this morning. The birds are singing strong and all is well. Here are a few spring pictures from our Arizona home.
A beautiful rainbow over house mountain.
Have faith in the beauty that is in your heart. Let it shine ! Know I am always with you in good times and hard times. I am the truth the light and the way. Forever eternal love 🙂 ❤
Sitting on the top of a mesquite tree the large robin red breast is watching over everything.
As the days go by I am forever grateful to be here and to be able to experience all the beauty of Mother Earth and all of life. This is what you can be a part of everyday. Sit with it all. Breath, feel and love. Open the door of your heart and let it all in. Let the sun and air move through you, let the thoughts drift by like clouds in the soft breeze. Listen to the songs of the birds carried by the wind. Go deep and let go.
Wow ! What a month. First check this out. We have had 2 big snow storms this month. That is a record breaker for us. Yesterday, the sun started to show again. Once again, this fine morning, the sun has come in in all his glory.
Just to show you the second snowstorm looked like this. It actually snowed for 2 days. It does melt off pretty fast here in Arizona. 🙂
The little birds were waiting in the tree for the bird feeder to get full. I love watching these little winged ones. ❤
During all this weather we have been beading and sewing. Here a couple bags that are a little bigger than our usual medicine bags. They are 5 inches tall x 3 inches wide with a drawstring closure. They come in a variety of colors and if you prefer a neck strap , no problem. These are new in our Etsy shop.
It’s been a busy week of beading. Beading is an absolute awesome way to center your mind and focus your attention. When beading all I can do is the one thing, well of course I usually put on some background music so I do listen to music. It’s a blessing to be able to do this art. The journey started for me a little more than 30 years ago.
This is the beadwork work in progress I showed you last week. It started with a Thunderbird. I put the beaded Thunderbird on a small leather pouch.
This amulet bag would be perfect for a special stone, crystal , medicine or keepsake. There are as many uses for these kinds of bags.
My work in progress this week is a beaded rainbow turtle. I have finished the turtle and am working on the bag. The bag is also going to have linear beadwork down the sides. Coming soon! 🙂 Here is a picture of the turtle.
The beginning of a work in progress beaded Thunderbird bag.
This is the beginning of a work in progress beaded medicine pouch. I just finished this and love the way it turned out. It’s going to look cool on the saddle tan leather bag I make. I will show that finished work later on.
Another beaded favorite that I finished up is this beaded medicine bag that is ready to ship on our website.
This small necklace amulet bag is beaded directly to the leather. You can find it on our website thunderroseleather.com
New ready to ship bags. These leather pouches are ready to ship. We have some fringed, some with burned animal totems and beaded pouches . Each is unique in it’s own way.
We hope you enjoy our work. I will be back later to show the finished Thunderbird bag. Coming soon!
Happy New Year to all ! Another year has come and gone and now we are in the new beginnings of a new year. We are so very grateful to all our customer friends for the awesome support we received in 2018. Thank you so very much for supporting our small business! You Rock! 🙂 ❤
We ended the year with a huge snowstorm and very cold temperatures. This picture is just the beginning of the snow storm. It is all starting to melt now but another storm is on it’s way to us. This is big in Arizona. We are used to maybe a little snow but it melts soon after it comes. It is very pretty!! I have to admit I will be happy to see it melt. In the meantime we stay home and off the roads. We ended up getting around 4 inches of snow. Yippie! 🙂
What a great time to be creative. That is what we are doing the beginning of this new year and onward. Staying warm by the fire we make new bags.
We are looking forward to seeing what this New Year brings. We wish you all the best going forward! 🙂
We have a variety of ready to ship medicine pouches, handbags and baby moccasins that would make great Christmas presents. Some are beaded or have animal totems on them and some are plain. We have neck pouches , drawstring pouches and many more to choose from. Need a special pouch for your new beautiful crystal? Be sure to check out all the different ones we have ready to ship on our website Thunder Rose Leather
This is only a few of the many items we have ready to ship on our website. Be sure to shop our Ready to ship collection so you will receive your items in time for Christmas. Use coupon code thanks to receive 20% off your order.
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
Waking up before the sun has came up is a real treat. First thing is coffee then I get Rosie (my fur baby) and we step outside. The birds are always busy doing what birds do and the morning glories have just opened up and are ready for a new day. Hummingbirds are flying by finding flowers to enjoy. What a beautiful way to wake up.
This morning when I looked up Grandmother moon was there in the blue sky with a few clouds surrounding her. The clouds had a touch of pink with the sun almost ready to peak out from the small mountain. Oh what a treat!
In this grateful moment in time I decided to snap a couple pictures of the moon and morning glories.
We have been blessed with a awesome monsoon season this year. We have a few days of dry weather before they start up again. We are so thankful for the rain.
I wanted to share these few pictures . There is beauty all around us. We don’t even have to go away from where we are to find it. The magic of Mother Earth surrounds us.