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I carefully plan and construct each of my bags using between four and six individually hand selected smooth, suede, and/or embossed cowhides. My uniquely designed bag allows the leathers I have chosen to be combined yet still enjoy each of the various textures and colors. The simple lines and interplay of color and texture compliment the main attraction, my "Hailstorm Horse" art work.

Using dye based pigments I paint each distinctive bag with my dream "Hailstorm Horses". After I finish the art work I use a protective spray finish to protect the leather and the artwork. I hand sew tiny glass beads into the leather on select horses. The beads represent Hailstones and blessings from the Thunder Beings. Larger trade bead style beads are added to complete the design.

My purses have magnetic closures and decorative metal studs. All of which I carefully hand set one at a time. There are no zippers to fail or fabric linings to wear out. These bags are all genuine leather and unlined. The leather shoulder strap adjusts with both a decorative tongue buckle and a slider. I designed this hardware combination to enable the wearer to go from cross body to one shoulder with ease, and without an ugly long end hanging off the buckle side.

Last but not least my purses feature a pocket on the outside of the back of the bag. I make the pocket in a size that will hold most cell phones - event smart phones such as the iPhone4 or Droid. It’s on the back so when you set the phone to vibrate, you can still feel it and easily get to it in time to answer.

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The three Hailstorm Horses on this bag have symbols representing Lightning Horse, Healing Hands Horse, and a Horse with Dragonfly to help him run swiftly!

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This particular original bag utilizes five select cowhide leathers. It features a rich chocolate brown embossed leather in a Rodeo Cowboy theme which includes cowboys, bucking broncos, boots, horse and steer heads, ropes, and more! Tan smooth leather front for the Hailstorm Horse art. The bag's back is a grain texture leather of a similar chocolate brown color. A smoother, slightly darker brown was used to make the gusseted exterior back pocket. Finished off with a brown leather shoulder strap.

The outside measures 6" across the top opening, 7.5" across the bottom, which also has 1.5" box pleated ends (see photo 5), and a height of 6.5". The strap width is 5/8" with a maximum length of approximately 60 ". The pocket on the outside back of the bag will accommodate most smart phones, including iPhone4 for example.

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All artwork and leather designs are protected by copyright, Katherine L Kershaw, 2002-2012

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Note: All measurements are very close, but not exact. Colors may vary somewhat by computer.

ONE of a KIND "Hailstorm Horse" Art. Leather shoulder bag in browns and tan. Handmade & decorated by Kathy Kershaw, USA

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: leather, dye, beads, embossed leather, trade beads, beadwork, paint
  • Only ships within United States.
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  • Favorited by: 34 people