From my shop to you

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!

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Singer sewing machine
KODAK Digital Still Camera
My desk

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.

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Cut out and ready to sew
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All laced up
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Bead work attached
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Handmade leather bag finished
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Singer sewing machine

A link to the leather handbag

LEATHER CROSSBODY BAG

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So there you have it. It is a journey from one end to the other in this little shop. Of course all the cutting happens on the big leather table in the big shop. Here is a picture.

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We have been doing all this for over 25 years now. It has been an awesome part of our journey.

When I started this blog post I was just going to share this leather crossbody bag I made this week. It evolved into a little more. Hope you enjoyed the journey. Isn’t that what life is all about.

Love and Light

Debbie

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Leather and Beads

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.

Our bead and leather supply store has a variety of colors now in size 11/0 seed beads and some new boxes of leather scraps and leather laces.

The new colors of leather are  Purple, navy blue , red , burgundy , forest green. They are so soft and beautiful!  You can see some of our work if you go to our Etsy store

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Red Leather Handbag

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Purple phone bag

Purple Leather Phone Bag

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Burgundy Leather Messenger Bag with A beaded Turtle

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Navy Blue Tote

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Forest Green Handbag

So this is a sample of all the different colors we have been working with.

Here a few beads to check out!

Love my beads!

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A selection of seed beads, leather scraps, pony beds, leather laces and crow beads.

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A selection of our handbags, purses, baby moccasins, children’s moccasins , clutches, pipe and cedar bags and much more!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

Have a beautiful week!

Debbie

Whats new at Thunder Rose Leather

Good Morning and happy Friday. Today I would like to show you a new clutch design from our shop.  This black leather clutch has an antler tip closure and measures 7 1/2 inches wide, 4 inches tall and 1 1/2 inches deep.

BLACK LEATHER CLUTCH 

Unique black leather clutch.
Unique black leather clutch.

 

This designer leather clutch works great for your cell pone.

We have a made to order business. So if you would like a custom made clutch made just for you in any of the colors or styles you see in our shop just email us and we will be happy to help you.

You can find us here

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Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

Debbie