Hailing from a long line of talented, creative and wild women, Emily grew up sewing, painting, and drawing as part of her daily ritual. Three years ago, during a visit to her hometown in Jackson, Wyoming, she designed and hand stitched her first clutch.
“I am inspired by the Old West, my Wyoming roots, and the Santa Barbara beach lifestyle I have lived for the past ten years; every bag I design is hand-made in my studio in Summerland, has rustic flare, and is made with love and soul.”
Each bag is designed around the hide. If suede or tanned hide is butter soft, it becomes a draping shoulder bag. An amazing embossed scrap of cow hide too small for a bag suddenly becomes a clutch. If it’s just too beautiful of a hide, she’ll admire it for a week or two…and then grab the scissors.
“I strive to fine the most unique items to adorn each bag. My favorites include antique African shell buttons, Papua New Guinea trade beads, old North African trade beads, ancient beach glass from the Afghani coast and more recently, round brass studs.”
Emily Rosendahl’s goods can be found at www.emilyrosendahl.com.