100% Handcrafted Full Grain Leather Shoulder Bag/ Crossbody Bag / Hip Bag with Stormy Mountain Turquoise
Our area is rich in Native American history. This purse has been named for the river and valley that numerous Indian tribes occupied- the Juniata (pronounced June-eee-atta) - meaning Standing Stone.
Little Juniata full grain leather fringe purse in thick, durable 5/6 oz premium ochre wornsaddle (a rich, dark rosewood brown) cowhide leather tanned in Maine. This extra sturdy pebbled/milled pull-up leather is slightly oiled, and will develop so much character throughout the years. This premium leather has an “old world” richness from the oils — when stretched the finish becomes lighter, and when touched the finish becomes darker — a mark of high quality.
Body of bag measures approximately 8”L x 8”W with a 2” gusset and adjustable shoulder/crossbody/hip strap. The perfect size for holding your cell phone, keys and checkbook, or other small items. Gorgeous hand-cut leather fringe hangs 10” from bottom of bag.
This bag is made entirely by hand (durable buckstitch leather lacing, hand-cut leather fringe, hand-tooling, hand-stitching). Features a hand-tooled veg tanned leather panel that has been hand dyed to give it a beautiful antique finish. It has been saddle-stiched by hand (no machine sewing) onto the flap with leather fringe hanging along the sides. Leather panel is inlaid with a high grade 12.5 carat turquoise cabochon from the Stormy Mountain Turquoise Mine in Nevada.
The leather flap closes with a button stud for easy access, and to keep your valuables secure. This bag is unlined, allowing the gorgeous suede side of the leather to show. This purse has one interior pocket, and a pocket on the back of the bag. If you're in need of more room, check out our larger style of this purse - the Juniata.
Can be worn off the shoulder, crossbody-style, or around the waist for a hands-free option due to the adjustable leather strap.
We offer 2 sizes of this bag:
Little Juniata - 8”L x 8”W x 2”D (this bag)
Juniata - 10”L x 10”W x 3”D
This premium leather ages beautifully. With proper leather care (conditioning once a year), this handcrafted leather purse will last several years. We use Smith's All Natural Leather Balm from Maine for conditioning and sealing the grain side of our leather. Saddle Soap may be used on the leather for cleaning if needed.
If you'd like to order a custom bag, please contact us. We also offer a variety of gemstone cabochons and sterling silver conchos to add to your bag (prices vary). You may also choose from a right-handed or left-handed shoulder strap.
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PLEASE NOTE - due to the history and vintage nature of some of the materials we use, you may notice some imperfections, discoloration or missing pieces (beads, sequins, bullion thread, leather, etc). We also use tattered materials to give a rustic look to our pieces. This allows us to recycle & reuse materials that otherwise may have been discarded. This is our style and lends character to our pieces, and should not be viewed as damaged or ineffective.
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Payment Installments are available - please contact me regarding this. I only reserve items for interested buyers upon request for a limited time, unless other arrangements have been made. Items are shipped after they are completely paid for. Thank you.
All Made to Order items require a 50% deposit payment to get started on your creation. The remaining balance plus shipping is due upon completion.
Items paid promptly will be shipped within 1-3 business days, unless otherwise noted. I'm happy to combine shipping charges for multiple items. If you have any questions regarding shipping charges pertaining to a specific item, please contact me and provide your country and zip code. I'll reply with an exact shipping quote for your area.
ALL USPS PRIORITY MAIL SHIPMENTS ARE INSURED, BOTH DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL.
To save on shipping charges, I'll also ship within the US using FedEx or UPS for heavier/larger items.
PLEASE NOTE: FEDEX AND UPS DO NOT DELIVER TO PO BOXES.
Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Sorry - I no longer issue refunds for returned items, only exchanges or store credit. I also do not refund payment for initial shipping charges. Thank you for understanding. Please read each listing and my shop policies carefully before completing your purchase. If you're interested in an item, I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have, or send additional photos before you complete your purchase.
If you are unhappy with your purchase, I'd be happy to provide an exchange for you (buyer pays for insured and trackable shipping both ways). Sorry - no returns, exchanges, or store credit for any perfumes, skincare products, or soap. Please read each listing carefully before making your purchase. Samples are available for purchase (depending on availability) before committing to a larger size for all of my botanical perfumes, skincare products, and handmade soap. Please contact me if you'd like a custom listing created for you for any samples, since not all samples are listed for sale in my shop.
If returning an item for exchange, buyer is responsible for return shipping charges with insurance and tracking information. Return items must be sent back, or postmarked, within 7 days of date of receipt. Original shipping charges will not be refunded. Buyer is also responsible for shipping charges to send exchange.
If returning an item for store credit, buyer is responsible for return shipping charges with insurance and tracking information. Once item is received unworn or undamaged, your store credit will be issued. Original and return shipping charges will not be refunded.
*Reworked boots - please contact me within 3 days of receiving your boots regarding fit issues, otherwise an exchange or store credit will not be issued. You may exchange them for another pair, or return them for a store credit (buyer is responsible for return shipping and shipping charges for the exchange). Original shipping charges will not be refunded. Please measure your foot before purchasing any of my reworked boots. Please make sure to contact me regarding any questions you may have as far as fit or sizing. If possible, I'll measure the sole length and ball of foot width of the boots you're interested in for a better idea of fit. I mostly use vintage boots with character that are well broken in and the sizing could be off. I try to list the sizes as accurately as possible, but there is a risk with buying online without being able to try them on first. If slightly too big, boot socks or insoles can be added for a better fit. I do offer exchanges or store credit if they don't fit. Also, buyer is responsible for return insured shipping. Once I receive the item back from you in original, unworn and undamaged condition, your exchange or store credit will be issued. Return items must be sent back, or postmarked, within 7 days of date of receipt.
If an item arrives damaged, please contact me within 3 days of receiving your item. In this case, an insurance claim will be filed. Please open and inspect your item(s) immediately. I track and insure all of my shipments. In this case, refunds could take up to 30 days or more. If your item is damaged within 2 weeks of use, please contact me within 2 weeks of receiving your item. I will try to work with you. I will either try to fix the item for free, or offer store credit (buyer pays for insured shipping expenses both ways). Thank you for understanding.
If your item is lost in the post for more than 30 days or arrives damaged, please contact me and I'll file an insurance claim through Etsy. Once the claim is approved, I'll issue you a refund for the price of the item only. I do not issue refunds for any postage paid. I'm sorry for this but I cannot be held responsible for what happens to items once they are shipped.
Insurance Claim Policy - If your item(s) arrives damaged, please hold onto the damaged merchandise in the event you are requested during claims processing. Failure to retain damaged property could affect final settlement of the claim. To receive an item refund, you will also be requested to sign a buyer’s affidavit confirming the damage or lost package. I need to submit this, along with a form and a receipt of the merchandise. In the case of lost mail, we are required to wait 30 days before filing a claim.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.