Fringed Leather Tote with Beaded Turtle

Good morning! My blog has a new look. I found out that my old theme was going out so I had to decide what theme to use. It’s not that easy to pick one. Long story short, tada! Hopefully when I publish all will look great. In the world of computers there are always¬† changes to keep up with. Just like life……. ūüôā

A while back I posted on our facebook page a beaded turtle work in progress picture. I have finished the beaded turtle and made a tote for it to live on. That is what I would like to show you today. All the pictures have a link back to this bag.

This bag has recently SOLD.  If you would like a custom beaded bag contact us here Thunder Rose Leather This leather tote is all hand stitched. It all started with a work in progress turtle. See the pic below.

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Fringed leather tote with beaded turtle

 

leather tote with beaded turtle totem
leather tote with beaded turtle totem
leather tote with beaded turtle totem
leather tote with beaded turtle totem

The beaded turtle has a beautiful turquoise cabochon in the center as a focal point. The beads next to the turquoise cabochon are fire polish glass beads I purchased from Janice at Flutterbye Bead Supply on Etsy.  The seed beads are size 11 and I sell them in our bead and leather supply store Thunder Rose Supplies.

beaded turtle work in progress
Work in progress beaded turtle totem.

It all started right here .

Measurements on this tote are 10 inches tall x 10 inches wide x 2 3/4 inches deep. It has an extra pocket inside. This leather tote makes a great everyday bag. I carry one this size and love it.

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inside the tote

As you can see there is a lot of room. I wear mine crossbody and I find it very easy to open and close with the antler tip closure. It is very easy and convenient to get in and out of and the antler tip closure is very secure.

This beaded leather tote is waiting for it’s new home.

Thanks for taking a look . Comments are welcome!

Love , light and peace!

Debbie and John

Thunder Rose Leather

THIS BAG HAS RECENTLY SOLD…. IF YOU WOULD LIKE A CUSTOM BEADED BAG FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US THUNDER ROSE LEATHER

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

Fringed hobo tote

We have a really fantastic fringed hobo tote that is here and ready to be yours. The cream (off white) elkskin leather is soft and durable . This bag is for a free spirit that is not worried about making a statement. It has fringe all around , down the middle and down the middle of the back. It is all handstitched one stitch at a time. ¬†This hobo handbag ¬†measures 13″ tall, 15″ wide and 6″ deep, features an extra pocket inside, a comfortable 29 inch flat strap and lots of fringe. It would make a great carry on bag when traveling or a great everyday bag.

FRINGED HOBO HANDBAG

Fringed Hobo Handbag
Fringed Hobo Handbag

This fringed tote has an antler toggle with a braided loop for its secure closure

 

Front view

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This is a side view of this beautiful  fringed purse / tote .  As you can see in the picture it has antler buttons on the sides that make the strap beautiful.

Side View of tote
Side View of tote

Back View of tote

Back view of tote
Back view of tote

This tote is ready to ship. If you are interested you can find it here.

THUNDER ROSE LEATHER ON ETSY