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.

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Greening up for Spring

Happy St. Patty’s Day! Seems that the fresh and verdant color is on everyone’s mind today and along with it (nipping at the leprechaun’s heels) is the arrival of the spring equinox, which is just around the corner. This year it happens on March 19 at 11:30 PM!

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We are going to spring-forth right now and share some of our new garden inspired leather works with you. In addition to working on custom handbag commissions, our new “Explorer” and the handbag stitching workshops, we’ve be creating smaller bag accessories and even some leather jewelry.

Spring Handbags and Accessories The Kristy Bag by CG kristybag.com Garden inspired leather goods Crabtree Gardens3It seems that our most creative streaks are usually spawned by Dave’s choice of music. 😉 We’ve discovered that when he plays Moody Blues, Kristy gets a hippie vibe in her work.

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Hand-dyed olive leather with hand-drawn henna designs on necklaces and earrings hang on a Chestnut Stretch Wristlet.

When he plays Rod Stewart torch songs, she creates a bit of elegance.

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Hand-dyed leather is made into lotus flowers and finished with a bit of bling.

From Pink Floyd to Nora Jones with a dash of Enya thrown in for good measure, we never know what mood will strike! We usually work along with his selections and let the creativity flow.

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Leather earrings and necklaces are available in a range of colors and patterns.

Our leather flowers are new and come in an array of hand-dyed colors. They can be tied on a handbag or used as a clothing or home accessory. We offer them on headbands and hair ties too.

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Don’t you just LOVE these new earrings? The hand-dyed stuffed bagette front pocket and earring leather was taken from the same hand-dyed piece. A pretty pink leather flowers adds a pop of color to the green.

Adding to our henna artwork earrings, we have some new circular shapes emerging from our leather earring line.

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Teal circles and discs with a happy moon face coordinate with the teal beads on the “RAW” leather tote.

These leather bracelets are popular among boys and girls.

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Magic braid leather bracelets are available plain, with charms or with inspirational quotes.

Our wall pockets are available for year round decorating. Here they are shown holding our earrings and other curious items 😉

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Spring Handbags and Accessories The Kristy Bag by CG kristybag.com Garden inspired leather goods Crabtree Gardens14We also have valet trays available with our branded CG logo or for an additional cost, a stitched center patch that can be customized in a color or hand-drawn letter, even monogrammed leather letters are available.

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Hand-dyed patch is hand-stitched in center of valet tray for interest. Guys are proud to corral their counter clutter with our valet trays and they make great gifts for anyone!

Spring Handbags and Accessories The Kristy Bag by CG kristybag.com Garden inspired leather goods Crabtree Gardens16A cute new handbag accessory is our small zippered change purse with a leather flower permanently attached to the front. This was a commission from a boutique back in the fall. They are available in all of our hand-dyed colors.

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Our leather flowers are all hand-cut, hand-dyed and hand formed while wet. We don’t use a die cutting machine.

Don’t forget, we still have our black and tan “Fringe” handbag available. It’s a shoulder bag but it’s shortened for the photo. Orange is hugely popular now and we have it on our Goldfish-colored “Ivanna” Wristlet as well as on the flowers, key fobs, necklaces and the new change purse.

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Thanks for following along on our journey and Happy Spring!