Saturday, December 13, 2014

Handmade Bags

It's a beautiful Saturday morning and we had some awesome rainfall last night. We are getting closer to Christmas day and John and I have been working very hard on all our Christmas orders. One of the things I love about Christmas is the message of Peace , Love , Compassion , Gentleness, Patience. This is the most important thing to remember. All the beating up of people  on black Friday, to get a TV or whatever I hear about, just sounds like madness. There is no way this promotes peace..... So why not have yourself a Merry, Happy Christmas and keep it simple. There are many handmade artists out there who are working hard to share the love of their art so you can give something special.

Our shop had to have a cut off date of November 15th for everything to come to you before Christmas. But we have many beautiful handmade items for after Christmas. I thought today I would share a couple of my favorites.

This fringed leather handbag has really long flowing fringe. This is a new color of leather we have gotten in lately. It is called dark saddle. It is so pretty a real rich color of elkskin.

I love the brown leather with black contrasting lace on this bag.
This bag is a unisex bag. A man that wants a man bag or a woman who want a really soft durable everyday bag, this is the bag for you.

This is it for today. Thanks for taking a look!
Have a beautiful day!
Debbie and John

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Good morning! The sun is just coming up over the mountain and it's gonna be a beautiful day here in Arizona. Thanksgiving Day is here. John and I always enjoy the day by cooking a nice yummy meal , relaxing and giving thanks.
 It's a beautiful time of year with the spiritual overtones of gratitude and giving. There are also some who really miss their families, have lost loved ones and feel sad this time of year, so let us be mindful of them and send loving kindness to them. At our home Christmas is another time of giving thanks for family and friends. Being grateful for our spiritual connection to the Great Spirit, and Mother Earth. I just wanted to say that much. 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday on Luna Essence Team

This is a treasury I created this week for the Luna Essence Team. Every Wednesday a group of us come together to promote each other through these beautiful treasuries. If you would like to see more from these wonderful shops each picture has a link to the shop. There are many beautiful gift ideas in this treasury. 

'A little something special' by thunderrose

Wonderful Wednesday! Great items form lacwe teamEnjoy!

Aphrodite Turquoise Purple P...

Wine Cork Topiary - table c...

Butterfly Stained Glass Sunc...

Cobblestone Magazine Salem a...

Purple Kimono Dress for Todd...

Beadwork Earrings Leverback ...

Purple Greek Komboloi Worry ...

Purple and Black Pentacle St...

4 Name Mother-Grandmother Br...

Modern Bird painting origina...


Handmade Beaded Alaska Nativ...

Mountain River Mandala ornam...

Twin Amethyst Quartz Pendant...

Purple earrings, handmade be...

Deep Turquoise - Purple Tree...
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There are so many beautiful items to choose from.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Thunder Rose Leather Handmade Bags

Good morning and welcome to Monday. Shopping for the holidays has really begun now. At Thunder Rose Leather we are a made to order shop , so our shopping for Christmas , for made to order, finished up November 15th. Of course not everyone is shopping for that purpose so we are still making lots of leather bags. In our 
Etsy shop we have a ready to ship section. It has been building up over the months. If you are looking for something right now, to be shipped out in one or two days, come by and check out our ready to ship section.


Follow this link and you will find quality handmade leather bags, some fringed bags, black handbags, baby moccasins simple phone bags, crossbody bags, a gray leather clutch, turquoise blue leather bag. Come by and check it out here.

Enjoy your day!
Debbie and John

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Countdown till Christmas

Today I am working in my Handmade Artists Shop . We are getting ready for Christmas. Our shop is a made to order shop so we have a notice up now. Get your orders in before November 15th if you want to receive it by Christmas.  We have a 3 to 4 week to ship time. Our leather bags and purses are handmade , handstitched with attention to details and the beadwork is done by me. So each piece is unique and takes a lot of time to create.
While I was working in my shop I decided to look around on and I found some really great ideas for handmade Christmas gifts. So I thought while I'm at it I will make a showcase of all these beautiful items. So here it is.......

As you can see there is  a lot of beautiful handmade art to choose from. Handmade jewelry, handmade children's toys, handmade home decor, handmade accessories , handmade beads. This is just a few of the many things your will find. If you go by this link and click on any item it will take you to the store that sells the item.

Now for a little something from our shop

At Thunder Rose Leather we have a variety of leather handbags and leather purses. We have some great Christmas stocking stuffers. We have sweet little baby moccasins and children's moccasins and special beaded bags and purses.

At THUNDER ROSE LEATHER are running a 20% off sale for a little while. It is starting today November 8th. Use coupon code THUNDERROSE20 at checkout to receive your discount.
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a beautiful day!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Whats new for Thunder Rose Leather

We have been busy here at Thunder Rose Leather. Today I would like to share some our newest items. I love making baby moccasins. We have a variety of sizes that I have shown you before. My inspired thought was to create a little set for your new baby. A tiny beaded bag, first baby's bag. Of course this is more of a keepsake for mom and baby and can be handed down or kept in a special place to show your Grandchildren. The newborn moccasins will be perfect for your new baby and are beaded with beautiful colors of seed beads. I created a set for a baby girl and a baby boy. 
I have also been wanting to play with different colors of leather. So we got some turquoise blue deer skin. It's a beautiful color of turquoise blue leather and is very soft.

So let me show you.

The newborn baby moccasins in this set measure four inches heel to toe and are beaded by me in glass seed beads. The bead colors are turquoise blue, forest green, chocolate brown, turquoise green  and a darker shade of blue.
The small leather pouch is beaded to match the baby boy leather moccasins. These moccasins are made of saddle tan elkskin leather.
Can you imagine being at a baby shower and watching everyone's face when the new mom opens a baby gift like this ?

These newborn baby girl moccasins are beaded by me in pink, silk green and silk purple glass seed beads. The small leather pouch is beaded to match the newborn baby moccasins. 
These soft baby moccasins are made in saddle tan elkskin leather.

These are the turquoise blue deerskin baby moccasins I was talking about. They are so beautiful and soft for a newborn baby. These newborn baby moccasins measure 4 inches heel to toe and make a great baby shower gift. 
We now have a ready to ship section in our Etsy  store. We have just a few items but It will be growing as our time permits. Come by and check it out here.

We have many different sizes and styles of baby moccasins and children's moccasins to choose from. If you don't see what you are looking for feel free to contact us and we will help you create the perfect pair for your new baby. All of our leather moccasins are handmade and hand stitched by John and me.
Check them out here.

This is whats new for today! 
Thanks for taking a look ! 
Have a beautiful day!
Debbie from

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


At Thunder Rose Leather we have a variety of handmade baby moccasins and children's moccasins. All of our leather moccasins are hand stitched . Some are beaded by me with glass seed beads. We accept custom order requests and can make any pair in a different size or color and you can change the color of beadwork if you would like. These little baby moccasins are a sweet baby shower gift for a new mom and baby. You can have them for a childhood keepsake for generations to come. We make these leather moccasins out of elkskin leather and  white deerskin. Here are a few pairs to share with you.

  These baby moccasins are newborn to 6 months. They are made of saddle elkskin leather and measure 4 inches heel to toe.

Newborn moccasins measuring 3.5 inches heel to toe. These moccasins are made in chocolate brown elkskin leather. They are so soft and so cute.

 These beaded baby moccasins are beaded with glass seed beads and measure 4 inches heel to toe. 

We made these baby moccasins with white deerskin and beaded them in rainbow colors. They measure 4 inches heel to toe.

These baby moccasins are a little bigger measuring 4 1/2 inches heel to toe.  They are beaded with glass seed beads in rainbow and purple beadwork. The leather is cream elkskin leather.

These children's moccasins made of saddle elkskin leather and beaded in glass seedbeads measure 6 inches heel to toe.
Elkskin leather is very soft and durable. 

As you can see we have a variety of leather baby moccasins to choose from. They are all hand crafted by us in the USA.
All of our work is made to order. Let us help you create a special pair of baby moccasins just for you.
We have several online stores.

Friday, August 15, 2014


I would like to introduce you to a really great artist that is good in many different mediums. I will be sharing both of her stores that are on

In Reflections you will find original paintings, stained glass, artful painted glass,and hand painted pendants. Everything Kris makes is carefully designed so it is one of a kind.
She has small fetish bears , chili sun catchers, holiday stained glass sun catchers and hanging candle holders.

In Lisian Blue you will find handmade knit and crocheted hats, scarves, wash cloths, bibs, baby booties and more. Kris makes these knitted and crocheted items with the smallest hook or knitting needles possible to make a tight weave keeping you nice and warm during the winter months. Also when you purchase from Kris it allows her to donate hats and scarves for the less fortunate, including children with Leukemia and other types of cancer.

So lets take a look at all the beautiful items I found in Kris's studio.

This is beautiful! I love bears and all they stand for. They are very special and magnificent animals. 


Isn't this the cutest bunny you ever did see? What an awesome baby shower gift. Even as a nursery decoration to add color and happiness to your baby's nursery.  Growing up with the baby and being a keepsake for generations to come.


Check out this royal purple hat. This is perfect for the cold winter months and the color is fantastic. The tight weave on this beautiful handmade crocheted hat will keep you warm and styling during winter.


This is a beautiful hand painted purple and blue Christmas Ornament.  How special to start your very own Christmas ornament collection that you can have for years to come . Celebrating this beautiful holiday with family and friends with special memories is what it is all about.

This is just a few things I found in Kris's shops. You should take a trip through her online stores so you can discover what  the perfect handmade gifts for you,  friends and family are.

You can find Kris here:

Thanks for stopping by my blog. 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Featuring Monika from My European Touch

A friend of mine, Monika, from Handmade is a truly amazing artist. She has worked in many mediums but has found a love in Mosaic art. You can see by the pictures of her work just how talented Monika is. She is an inspiring , one of a kind artist. I am honored to know her and love sharing her beautiful one of  a kind artwork.
I really enjoyed reading Monika's profile she says it all better than I ever could.

I have been an artist all my life and worked with a lot of different mediums; been a mosaic artist for 10 years now. I specialize in doing mosaics using a style referred to as "Pique Assiette or Tesserae" This process involves transforming vintage china/porcelain plates into artistic designs that are always one of a kind and my own. About me, the Artist: Growing up in Germany shortly after WWII; watching my parents re-use, re-cycle, re-invent - my involvement in the arts developed very early at about 5 years of age. Trying to make new candles from candle stumps - melting them on my little doll cooking stove, using simple yarn for candle wicks; (almost burned the house down) clothing my dolls by sewing, crocheting, knitting and cross stitch. Creating clay vases, paint and draw in my family's home in Germany to now creating/working in my home in Florida. My interests and talents have evolved over time. Any type of art has been a constant presence in my life. After all this experimenting with my very diverse talents I have grown into and have a very addictive desire to create MOSAIC, done from precise cut/nipped vintage fine bone china/porcelain plates, paired with stained glass mosaic, vintage jewelry and other tidbits and baubles. My tools are Glass Nippers, Wheeled Cutters, Glue, Grout and Sealer; sometimes paint. I create from my thoughts, feelings and inspirations around me. I reclaim/re-invent unwanted items from various sources and breathe new life/usefulness in them, create functional, fabulous, or whimsy Mosaic Art. Never having attended a class/course for mosaic I can be called self taught. Every new piece I create is a discovery and revelation for me. I have sold many pieces of my mosaic art since I started 10 years ago. On commissioned Mosaic Art I always work with the client and involve them in "Their" Art Piece. I invite you to have a closer look at my shop, please. I do use precise cut, nipped bone china porcelain plates that otherwise would have been dispersed off and give it a new life in form of a mosaic art piece. I have sold and shipped all over the world, Hong Kong, Australia, Bahrain, Great Britain, Europe to name a few. And of course all over the United States. My items can also be seen on HGTV 

 It is so amazing to read about artists. I love Monika's story. Now lets take a look at her amazing artwork.

Aqua colored Washboard Mosaic Wall Art, handmade Mosaic and clay roses. I sanded, primed and painted a vintage wash board, so it can be loved again for another 50 years. This wash board wall art is covered with a cut china plate rim Mosaic in the hues of blues, surrounded with light blue pearl strings.

What an amazing piece of art to hang on your wall.  It would look beautiful in a country home or anywhere really.


A beautiful gift for a mom and newborn baby. This handmade quilt is precious. It would make  a great keepsake for all. I can see sitting with your newborn baby  in a rocking chair with this lovely handmade quilt.


I was drawn to  THE SOWER. I have a deep love for Mother Earth and gardening. This simple charcoal drawing says it all. How many of us have sown seeds in our gardens on our beautiful Mother Earth?
  Hand Drawn Charcoal Portrait,on recycled paper titled "The Sower" You will receive an Art Print of this original Charcoal hand drawn picture, the size is 8x10.
Inspired by the thought that we all depend on our good mother earth for our well being.


This early 1900′s tea pot was not salvageable at all, Monika sanded it down, primed and painted it White. The Tea Pot speaks for itself in its beauty. It is decorated  with handmade clay roses, pearls, rhinestone bling, cameo, paper roses , Venice Lace, pearl/crystal ribbon and much more. 
This sweet little teapot would make a great discussion piece around the table with your family and friends. It is stunning and so feminine. 
This is an amazing violin transformation. What an amazing piece of handmade art to decorate your home.
As you can see Monika has many talents and this is just the start to see more you can find Monika here:

Thanks for stopping by my blog and checking out this fantastic artist.
Have a beautiful day!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Featured Artists from our Facebook group

I decided to change things up a bit today. Many of us spend a lot of our time promoting and sharing our handmade art on Facebook. In our Working Artists Promotion group we are open to all handmade, vintage , upcyclers, and supplies. We love it when others come in and share their art and share others. We also are open to all market places as long as your art fits our handmade rules. We love Etsy, Zibbet, Artfire, Goodsmiths and on and on. All are welcome....
So today I found  four artists I would like to promote. I do a fair amount of sharing on Facebook but I like to blog. When I blog you here your work lives on this blog for the search engines to find you forever. Also your work goes over to our THUNDER ROSE LEATHER WEBSITE
 So here we go. 


 Beautiful Lilac and Chrysolite flower earrings. What a great gift for someone you love



A beautiful garnet tree of life pendant is a wonderful gift for your significant other.



This beautiful twin amethyst and quartz pendant has many special qualities and would make a special gift for your loved one.



A stunning gypsy wrap with crystal drops adorn this bohemian style celebration hand dyed silk Gypsy wrap.
This would look so beautiful with any outfit. What an awesome gift for the special woman in your life.

As you can see these wonderful empowered women have some really awesome handmade jewelry.
I recommend stopping by each of their stores and seeing all they have to offer.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.