Sunbursts and Spirals

This darling little wristlet and earrings are colorful additions to any wardrobe. The sunburst and spirals have symbolism attached to them giving this collection even more interest. Worn together or separate, they are sure to add lighthearted style.

Sunburst and Spirals on leather handbag and earrings trend setting leather handbags and accessories The Kristy Bag by CG henna on leather1Soft, supple leather is used to create the self-lined zippered wristlet which is accented with black stitching, a black wrist strap and shiny nickel hardware.

Starburst and Spirals on leather handbag and earrings trend setting leather handbags and accessories The Kristy Bag by CG henna on leather1It is also enhanced on one side by a stitched patch of antiqued leather topped by a riveted, hand-dyed leather strip that showcases Kristy’s hand-drawn henna artwork (a bit like our new necklaces).

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Her sunburst design on the wristlet started out with a spiral in the center with rays beaming out from it.  Many cultures believe that the sun is a cosmic power. Sunbursts are also said to be symbolic of the Self, which shines outwardly to others. That’s a positive thing to carry as a reminder, wouldn’t you say?

The coordinating earrings have a double spiral joined in the center which can suggest balance. Spirals are abundant in nature and can symbolize the path leading from external awareness to enlightenment. Additional positive reminders for the wearer 😉

Spirals on leather earrings trend setting leather handbags and accessories The Kristy Bag by CG henna on leatherThe light-weight, disc-shaped leather earrings are designed on nickel-free ear wires. You won’t even know you’re wearing them!

Starburst and Spirals on leather handbag and earrings trend setting leather handbags and accessories The Kristy Bag by CG henna on leather1The soft, chestnut color hints a slight touch of golden hue in the morning on this garden photo above. Here in the bright mid-afternoon sunlight below, it picks up a richer shading.

Sunburst and Spirals on leather handbag and earrings trend setting leather handbags and accessories The Kristy Bag by CG henna on leatherWhat intuitive reminders these little bits of artwork add to this adorable accessory ensemble!

If you are interested in purchasing our Sunburst and Spirals pair,  visit our Etsy shop or if local visit our workshop.

Sunburst and Spirals on leather handbag and earrings trend setting leather handbags and accessories The Kristy Bag by CG henna on leather1Kristy’s henna-inspired artwork on leather allows us to offer truly unique pieces to our clientele.


NEWS! Kristy will be instructing a workshop through Henna or No? on April 23, 2016 (at Crabtree Gardens Earth Day Weekend) merging the art of Menhdi (attendees will be using actual henna paste as one of the drawing mediums) with coding through symbolism, creating their own personalized, life-vision scroll called “Asbe Kaetana“. We are over the moon with this idea and are looking forward to the workshop.

Friends Leather Necklace

Today is “Friends Day” according to Facebook, as they are celebrating their 12th birthday.  Happy Birthday Facebook! Where would we all be without you ? 😉 Friends Day is a serendipitous way to introduce our newest trend setting leather accessory! And after checking the blog stats we are just 12 visits away from reaching 10,000 views. WOW! Where did the time go?

Trend setting leather necklace the Kristy Bag by CG tribal art on leather Kristy Lash hand drawn art on leatherYesterday on Facebook, we put some photos out there showing our necklace prototype.  We asked for your opinions. Was it a thumbs up or thumbs down? Although Facebook didn’t help us to share it to the masses, we still like them anyway. Actually, we like them even more today since we are calling our new accessory the Friends necklace, not because of Facebook friends, but rather because it’s like a couple of friends “hanging around together”!  Get it? I’m cracking up 🙂

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Friends Leather Necklace is like friends (two-three different kinds of leather) just hanging around together.

We joined two different kinds of leather pieces together (sort of like friends) to come up with our Friends leather necklace. We start with a wide piece of heavy leather, then take a tool called an “edge beveler” and shave the sides to show a bit of the softness inside (everybody has a little bit of softness inside). Then a narrow strip of our veg tanned leather, which has been treated to the hand-drawn artwork by Kristy is laid in the center and riveted onto the wider piece by Dave (friends working together). We make it a fashionable accessory with a leather calf-skin lace and in the future we may offer it on a chain. To give it the authenticity of Kristybag, we brand the backside with our CG logo.

So we’ve got 3 different kinds of leather going on here, hand-drawing, a little bit of metal hardware and possibly hand-dying. It’s really like a leather friend party don’t you think? We feel this could be a very trend setting idea in the line of leather necklaces and accessories!

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The Friends Leather Necklace displayed on the front panel of our “elizabeth” 24/7 wristlet has the same vertical design line as many of our “Signature” handbags.

We will be offering the Friends Necklace in various color combinations and of course no two will be exactly alike; however, we can custom make two that are very close in design style and color but they will not be the same, should you want to share one with a friend 😉 The next photo shows just a few colors and another hand-drawn pattern.

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It’s our own original design and an attention-grabbing piece of leather jewelry! Think of all of the possibilities! Visit our website Kristy will be adding these necklaces as they become available. Let us know your thoughts.  Oh and by the way, it would be nice if you would be our friend and share this with your friends!

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Lightweight Leather Earrings

Looking for lightweight jewelry that adds a punch of interest to your outfit? Check out our handmade leather earrings for a unique addition to your accessory cache.

These earrings are so lightweight and easy to wear. Each piece is hand cut and hand dyed, then Kristy applies her artistic talents to them with intricate hand drawn designs and cut-outs bringing them to life! These are truly unique pieces that are so fun to wear.

Henna art on leather Earrings Trend Setting Handbags She creates interesting leaf shapes with stylized veining (buy now online),

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and adorable tiny floral patterns on bright backgrounds,

Trend setting handbag leather earrings hand drawn henna designs color lightweight earringsshe will sometimes create vibrant tribal-like patterns on bold backgrounds (buy now)Henna art on leather Earrings Trend Setting Handbags2

and even some simple designs using the soft natural colors that are plentiful in the garden.

Trend setting handbag leather earrings hand  garden themed earrings lightweight earringsNature-themed accessories are trendy and our earrings fit the bill in style.

The Kristy Bag by CG leather earrings leaf pattern garden earrings Crabtree Gardens Handbag line Trend Setting handbag workshopKristy often takes inspiration from the natural surroundings that can be seen right outside our workshop windows here at Crabtree Gardens.

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Don’t be “koi” about checking out our website kristybag.com for more of our fine leather products or to place a hassle-free order online. New items such as these are added every few days.

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Spring is not that far off so watch for our new Spring 2016 creations coming up soon!!

 

Valet Tray

Leather Valet Tray The Kristy Bag Trend setting accessories for men veg tanned leather American made Father's day gifts for men The Kristy Bag by CG2Just in time for Father’s Day! These handy leather valet trays make the perfect gift for that guy who has just about everything. They are a part of our men’s collection which we will be sharing more about in the near future -Dave can’t wait for this!

Don’t just limit their use to the guys! Corral jewelry, earrings lipsticks and hair ties in them too. They would look perfect on an office desk as well.

Groomsmen Gifts Leather Valet Tray Trend setting accessories for men veg tanned leather American made Father's day gifts for men The Kristy Bag by CGMade from full grain cowhide protected with wax in a choice of nickel or brass hardware, they are easily packable and work great for travel. On a night stand or dresser, they are a great catch-all and keep the pocket items together in one place.

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They are available by order now 6/10/15 through 6/17/15 for Father’s Day.

Sizes will vary, each one is one-of-a-kind. Small size for $20 or larger for $30. We can also offer one letter monogramming in place of the CG logo in center for an additional $12.

These accessories would make excellent graduation gifts and even groomsmen gifts for wedding parties too.

TO ORDER- Contact Kristy at 570-578-5117, email kristy@crabtreegardens.com, or message us on Facebook at The Kristy Bag by CG.