Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Thunder Rose Leather (HA Shop of the Week)

Here are Debbie and John Rogers from the high desert of Arizona.  One of my favorite locations in the world is just north of their home, the Grand Canyon.  They design and fabricate beautiful leather beaded items with a southwestern theme.  They have been making their leather items for the last 20 years.  

To the left is a fantastic beaded flower (rose) with a braided leather frame.  This is one of many great items that can be found in their Thunder Rose Shop at Handmade Artists. 

Medicine bags that accent the native American heritage of the area are also offered.  These beautiful bags are also illustrative the quality of their work.

Additionally, bags and baby moccasins are available at the Handmade Artists shop and their own online Thunder Rose Shop.

I am in awe of the artistry shown in these wonderful creations.    The creations show here are just a small sample of the art available at their shops.  

Years ago, I worked on a ranch in New Mexico and fell in love with the southwest of the United States.  While there, I took a few days off and hiked from the rim to the river of the Grand Canyon.  The region that inspires Debbie and John Rogers is fantastically beautiful, so is their art.


  1. I love those baby moccasins. We visited the Cherokee Reservation near us, and it was amazing. And so are the items at Thunder Rose.

  2. Excellent feature John! I couldn’t agree with you more about Debbie, John, and all the amazing products they create. 100% Handmade!

  3. Thanks so much for featuring us. What a wonderful post John. Have a wonderful day!