Thursday, October 18, 2012

HandmadeArtists Blog Ring
Featured Artist
I had to share Debbie's profile picture with you before I get into her beautiful leather work.  How can you not want to work with this happy, laid back, dog-loving lady!  I have never met or spoken to this artist, but feel as if we are friends.  Debbie and her husband, John, live just outside Sedona, Arizona, with their dog, Rosie.  She's an avid gardener and loves communing with Mother Nature.  As their shop name implies, she and John work in leather, but not just leather ...  hand beaded leather.  Each and every one of their pieces is entirely handmade when ordered.  But just from the pictures, it's well worth the 3-4 week wait while they create something especially for you.

This is a medicine bag made from soft elk skin, their leather of choice.  The bag itself measures 3 by 4 inches (not including the fringe) and is the perfect size for storing a small treasure.  What a terrific gift this would be!  The beaded bear claw is so distinctive.

I think every baby should have a pair of moccasins - how about you!  These beautiful tiny moccasins are for a new to 6-month-old baby.  They're made from soft, white deerskin and feature rainbow-colored glass seed beads. 
Native Leather Flute Bag
This native leather flute bag is also made from elk skin.  It has long, flowing fringe and a drawstring closure to keep your flute in the bag and safe.
It's so easy to see the rustic influence in all of Debbie and John's work.  The attention to detail is incredible.  Their pieces exude old-fashioned craftsmanship and their personal pride in their handcraft.  This couple is the epitome of, "If it's worth doing, it's worth doing well." 
ThunderRoseLeather shops are on HandmadeArtists, Etsy, and their own website.  They also have a terrific blog, and a Google+ presence.  If you are in the market for leather anything, this is the first, and last, place you need to look.   


  1. Nice blog Sandi, and a great example of Thunder Rose Leather's work.


  2. Wow Sandi, This is a really awesome post! Thanks so very much! We really appreciate the work that went into this feature!
    Blessing to you!
    Debbie and John