You provide the boots and any extras you want incorporated (Belts, Buckles, Conchos, etc) and let me know which kind of bag you want. The options offered are:
1. Cross-body Hipster uses 1-1/2 boots and start at $139 +$12 shipping with standard concho, cross- body strap and magnetic closure, all nickel plated hardware/rivets.
Upgrade options include:
Hand-cut fringe $20
Upgraded Concho, price varies
Matching Card Carrier made from left-over1/2 boot $75
Upgraded stone rivets price varies on qty
2. Shoulder Bags use a full pair of boots, have magnetic closures, leather straps from recycled belts and a decorative concho. comes with a wooden or leather bottom, your choice. (The leather bottoms are lighter weight and do no include the belt trim and tack at the base). If you have a belt you want to use as a shoulder strap and/or a concho(s) or buckle you can send those and I can incorporate them. The shoulder bags come in 2 styles.
A. Bucket Bags are $265+$16 shipping and include a standard berry concho and belt strap. They are roomy and open at the top.
B. Heart Shaped bags are available in two styles and are $275 +$16 shipping:
1) With two shoulder straps. The purse opens wide and has fewer metal rings. The straps are attached at the boot pulls. Good for over-shoulder carrying but not cross-body.
2) With one strap. The strap is attached to large O-rings which is attached to the boot pulls. Better for cross-body carrying.
Upgrade option for only Heart Shaped bag is a "Flap Top" which is another piece that folds over the top. It can be made out of another ½ boot, leather or hide from my collections and is an additional $45. This enables the bag to be roomier because of the location of the magnet and helps prevent things from falling out or someone reaching in easily.
Upgrade options for both Bucket Bag and Heart Shape:
Hand-cut, stained and embossed leather strap $45
Upgrade stone rivets price varies on qty
Hand-cut fringe the length of the bag $45 (one side/front only) $75 (both sides/front and back)
Upgraded concho, price varies
Payment is made at the time the boots are dropped off or mailed in. Cash or check only. My turn around time is days, not weeks and I take great care in your precious cargo!
Please contact me via email or call/text 858.736.4918 to start the conversation.
"I cannot say enough on how professional and caring Chris Thompson has been to work with. My father passed away suddenly and left a huge hole in my heart. I had the honor of inheriting his only pair of cowboy boots, which were over 37 years old and for the past few years were kept out in his workshop. I wanted to make them into a bag that I could have with me at special events in my life. The first few people I contacted told me due to the poor condition of the boots they could not work with them. I then found Chris! I sent her pictures of the boots and she told me, “I haven’t met a pair of boots I wasn’t able to work with yet.” Boy, she was right!!! She made a beautiful bucket bag out of my dad’s boots! My bag is perfect and exceeded my expectations! I could not be happier! Every time I use my bag, I will not only think of my dad but also of Chris, a very talented, caring person who was willing to help me remember my dad in this very special way." Dina, Nebraska