Clair Kehrberg brings to life the spirit of the American West through her beautifully handcrafted leather designs. Elegantly hand tooled leather saddles, western chaps and chinks, handbags, fashion accessories, cowboy art and home décor are Clair’s specialties. Each unique piece is designed and hand made by Clair Kehrberg. Curly fringed chinks come to life in the arena and on the runway. Stylishly hand tooled leather belts turn heads on the street. Skillfully designed home décor items are the topic of conversations in the living room.
“My Bronc Belt” is inspired by the Cowgirls of the 1930’s, when they were still riding rough stock. It is a modern version of the bronc belts that they wore during their rodeo evens, and were often given as awards for winning an event. It is classy and BOLD. Wearing this belt brings nostalgic thoughts of the Old West and a sense of buoyancy.
“Maxamillion” the Steer is inspired by a trip to
. The longhorn skull has a striking shape and is rich with American Western history. The plaque behind Maxamillion is hand carved in richly colored leather. There is a beautiful herd of cattle bottom center on the plaque and a few renegades hiding in the carving. As a cattle rancher myself, I had to include a few renegades. Texas
” briefcase was inspired by vintage Americana , the lifestyle in the 40’s and 50’s, and vintage tattoos. It is approximately 18” x 13” x 4” in size and features a radiant floral/ stripes design with a large five point star center and a banner that reads “America the Beautiful” on one side and “Stars and Stripes Forever” on the other side. The sides of the briefcase are adorned with decorative knife cuts and stars. Inside is one large folder pocket, four smaller pockets and some pen holders. The hinges and sash lock are cast iron from the late 1800’s. America
Currently for sale and on display at the Western Folk Life Center in Elko, NV
“South Western Cross” is a beautiful piece. With the gracefully hand carved leather and unique South
Western Concho it will dress up any room in the house.
For pricing and to see more beautiful works by Clair Kehrberg please visit her website
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Charles J. Belden (1887-1966) was born into a wealthy California family. His Grandfather was an early pioneer in California who made millions in real estate Charles attended the Massachusetts institute of Technology and became fascinated with the new art form of photography. Many of his photos were taken of family and friends at his family’s Pitchfork Ranch in Wyoming. Charles was also an early pioneer in the use of aircraft in game management and helped the Wyoming Game and Fish commission by conducting aerial photography to count large herds. A special thanks to the family of Charles J. Belden and the University of Wyoming for aiding us in publishing these amazing photos.
A special thanks to the American Heritage Center of the University of Wyoming
Women of the West as seen in Cassidy Magazine Summer 2013 Issue
Well, I've heard it said that everything is bigger in Texas and I'm convinced that's true. Not only is everything bigger, but it seems that everything is also better. And this BLT is no exception. I was inspired to create an over the top, sassy and spicy sandwich, light enough to enjoy in the Texas heat, yet hearty enough to do Texas justice! This BLT is not your mom's BLT, oh no! This monster is lovingly sandwiched between two buttery pieces of Texas Toast and loaded with super spicy Texas Pete Bacon. The whole thing is topped off and studded with a tower of crispy Onion Rings just to balance it all out! These are sure to put a Texas sized smile on everyone's face!
What you'll need for one
Texas sized BLT:
1/2 lb of Bacon, or 6-8 slices
Frozen Onion Rings that have been defrosted and baked until crispy, approx. 6 per sandwich.
Approx. 1/4 cup of Texas Pete Hot Sauce
Toast the Bread and set it aside.
Brush the raw Bacon with the Texas Pete and bake it in the oven on a rack over a sheet pan at 350; until it's crispy.
Layer the BLT with the Mayo, Bacon, Tomato, and Lettuce. Top it with a tower of crispy Onion Rings before serving!
Enjoy tantalizing those Texas Taste Buds!
For more Recipes by Amy visit her website www.ohbiteit.com
as seen in Cassidy Magazine summer 2013 issue
as seen in Cassidy Magazine summer 2013 issue
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Black Bangle Set $65 www.millyny.com
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Holiday Cheer Dress $120 www.ricketyrack.com
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Bullet Blues USA made jeans $169.99 www.bulletbluesca.com
Outlaw Soul Cuff by Lipstick Gypsy $58 www.etsy.com/shop/lipstickgypsy
Gold Floral Boots $136.95 www.countryoutfitter.com