all caught up in the swirly bits of life

It has been an interesting journey the last 5 or so years I have been creating. I started with the trees of life, moved to roses and floral pieces with some chainmaille and eclectic things along the way. My new craft obsession is Designing and creating one of a kind, unique, durable purses.

Over the years I have struggled to find a purse that would last longer than a month or three with the amount of random travel craft kits and other items I deem necessary when venture out of the dwelling. I am sure many other women feel the same, broken straps and busted zippers are just no fun.

A couple months ago I discovered a solution! Inspiration struck the day before I was to depart for Pyrate week in New Orleans (nolapyrateweek.com). I realized that my plaid purse would stand out and not look at all pyrate like and as such decided on a whim to attempt making my own suitable pyrate like replacement. The result is a purse hand crafted using bison hide leather and some thick copper wire. During my travels and life since after, it has been put to the test in many different ways. It has survived the 20 pounds of craft supplies it was holding, New Orleans rainstorm, random puppy pawing and many other trials. It has held up to life in ways beyond my expectations and so I have decided to make a series of purses and bags meant to handle life, and to look like wearable at whilst doing it.

This bag will be available at the Oracle Art Gallery in Fort Erie as of July second, two thousand sixteen.

This is hand crafted using my own designs, Copper,Bison hide leather and many hours burning the details. I hope you enjoy it!

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June 18th 2016 – Rock n Roll Swap n Sell , Queen Street, Niagara Falls, 1pm-7pm

June 25th 2016 – Emerald Retirement Residence 1st Annual Summer Bazaar, 5807 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls, 10am-3pm

July 1st 2016 – Niagara Arts Showcase at the Canada Day festivities Queen Street , Niagara Falls, 9am-5pm

July 2nd 2016 – Summer Of  Love open house, Oracle Art Gallery 289 High St., Fort Erie , 1pm-4pm (this is where this purse will be!)

July 9th – 10th 2016 – Niagara Lavender Festival, 758 Niagara stone rd, Niagara-On-The-Lake , times revealed at a later date.

 SEPT 24th 2016 – Autumn Psychic & Wellness Expo , Heartland forest , Niagara Falls, 10am-5pm

Oct. 1st 2016 – Pooch-a-palooza (therapy tails benefit), 7 Park Avenue, St.Catharines, 10am-4pm

Nov. 12th – 13th, 2016 – Christmas In Old Town, 222 Davy Street, Niagara-On-The-Lake; Saturday-10am-4pm Sunday 11am-4pm


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all caught up in the swirly bits of life — 1 Comment

  1. Very proud that this pyrate purse will have its Fort Erie at The Summer of Love Open House July 2, 1-5.
    Ashley will always be part of Oracle Arts and Enchantments: her metal fairy wings on permanent display elicit “oohs & aaahs” from all who see them. Always something unexpected from Ashley – especially this bag designed for buccaneer adventure!

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