There is a shop on Handmadeartists that I simple adore...Thunder Rose Leather. I have always been partial to the Southwest country theme, and Chuck is from Indian descent, so the items you'll find here fit my taste perfectly.
Look at this Black Fringed handbag...I have a black fringed leather purse, but the beading on this is wonderful. And the beaded trim, well, just perfect. Read what they say about this bag. "This black fringed tote measures 14" x 14" x 4" and has a pocket divider inside and a comfortable flat strap for wearing crossbody. The strap measures 38". This is a made to order handbag so if you would like the strap longer or shorter just email us and we would be happy to help you. The leather is deer tanned cowhide. The beaded sunflower is beaded by me with glass seed beads and I decorated with glass crow beads." Now this bag is custom made, so please expect 3-4 weeks to ship, so order your Christmas gifts now.
Debbie and John are the artists behind ThunderRoseLeather, and they live outside Sedona, Arizona. Take a look at the view in their banner....beautiful!
Here we have a leather clutch that's a perfect size for a wallet, your cell phone, or even your checkbook. Created with elkskin, and accented with great beadwork attached directly to the skin, this looks so soft to the touch. And if you look close, that button closure is an antler button. A perfect finishing touch. John and Debbie have been working with leather and beads for more than 20 years, and the quality of their work shows in their items. My very favorite items from their shop are the baby moccasins. At only 4" long...imagine the work given to the detail of these booties. Ah, Amanda, time for another baby so Gramma can go shopping!
You can find Thunder Rose Leather not only on Handmadeartist but also on Etsy, Facebook, blogger, and they even have their own website. So go and start your holiday shopping now, and don't forget to get something just for you too. :0)