Leather treasures and gifts

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.

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Beautiful handmade leather handbag, tote and medicine bag.

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

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Large leather handbag

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

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Leather Tote

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Leather Tote

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.

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Leather Medicine Bag

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Leather medicine 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.

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings!

Debbie and John

Thunder Rose

 

 

 

Beaded leather bags

The last time I did a blog post I shared my latest beaded turtle bag that I did with the abalone cabochon.  At the end of my post I showed you what I was working on. It was a beaded green turtle that I added to a forest green leather crossbody bag. It is ready to ship in our Etsy shop.

Take a look.

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Green leather beaded turtle bag

This crossbody leather bag is a fun size for traveling light.  I like this style for the times when you only need a few things  a phone , camera, keys and small journal. Lets say you are going to the beach or the creek to sit and meditate and you really don’t want to carry a lot of stuff. That’s what I’m talking about.This is that bag.  It would also make a great festival bag.

This fringed leather bag measures 8.5 inches tall and 7.5 inches wide not including the fringe. It has a 48 inch strap length.

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I also have a purple beaded dragonfly in our ready to ship section on Etsy.

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Purple leather bag with beaded dragonfly

This small purple medicine bag measures 6 inches tall x 5 inches wide. It has a double drawstring closure and a beaded dragonfly on the front of the bag. For all of you who have dragonflies as your medicine totem or if you really love dragonflies this is the bag for you.

I can also see this really making a little girls day!

Our ready to ship section has a variety of different items that are always changing. So come by and see if there is something there you might like.

Most of our leather bags and purses are made to order and Christmas is around the corner so come by and get your orders in now.

We also make a very wide variety of handmade , hand stitched leather bags , baby and children’s moccasins in all kinds of styles and sizes.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Have a beautiful day!

Debbie

Southwestern Art from Thunder Rose

Do you love the southwest? That is where we live. We live near Sedona, AZ. and our art has been influenced by all of nature and experiences we are having here. I started beading long before moving here but the Southwest really opened me up to a whole new world.

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John and I have been involved in many artist community events and Native American tribal ceremonies that have been so very interesting . Many stories have been told around the fire and our kitchen table with people from all over the world.

The beautiful red rocks and magic of this area is known far and wide. People travel from all over the world to enjoy the beauty and magic of Mother Earth here. When we did art shows some years ago we met people from all walks of life and from all over the world.

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Red Rocks , cool tree and me

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This is one of my many bead work rosettes I have made. This beaded rosette is done in beautiful southwest colors.

The thunderbird  is considered a supernatural being of power and strength. It is especially important, and frequently depicted, in the art, songs and oral histories of many tribes.

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Beaded Thunderbird
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Leather tote with a beaded Thunderbird by thunderrose

This leather tote is a great size for an everyday bag. It measures 10 inches tall x 10 inches wide and 2 3/4 inches deep. It has long tied fringe down the sides and they are decorated with turquoise blue glass crow beads. It has a antler tip closure at the top and a comfortable flat strap that can be worn crossbody or over your shoulder.

Our leather and bead work is mostly custom , made to order so we can get your bag just right for you. We can make it in any color of leather you see in our shop or in our color chart. Come by and talk to us anytime.

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 It’s sure is a beautiful day and fall is right around the corner. We are feeling the cooler temperatures in the nights. What a blessing!

Have a beautiful life!

Debbie and John

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
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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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