Valentines Day gift ideas


single-red-rose-in-white-light_ A single red rose in white light

There is such beautify in a single rose. One of the many things that express love without words.


Here are a few of our leather pieces that would make a heartfelt gift for your special someone.


beaded heart handbagbeaded heart bag . soft burgundy leather

A beautiful small beaded heart purse that is done in soft tanned burgundy leather . This crossbody bag would make a heartfelt gift  for any age.


For a newborn baby and mom


red baby moccasins newbornNewborn baby moccasins in red

Red baby moccasins that are all handmade and hand stitched. One of a kind and a perfect gift for a new mom and baby.


Black medicine bag with a glass heart bead

black medicine bag with glass heartA black medicine bag with a pink glass heart.

This black buckskin medicine bag is soft and strong. The pink glass heart…

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Happy Friday


It’s Friday again and we are almost a week into the new year . Happy New year to all ! 2017 treated us well , sometimes it was a wild ride but that is life. Comes and goes. We just ride the waves.

John and I decided to simplify our life , which is pretty simple anyway  but sometimes online life and wearing so many different hats can really be a hoot of an experience.

I probably told you about starting up a new website last year. Well because of not being able to find ourselves in search we had to make the decision to move. Honestly if you can’t find yourself in search , well you are not gonna get found. Even though starting over is sometimes hard, it is also necessary. So that is what we did. 🙂

We love our Etsy shop. It’s our baby and does…

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On Sale Gift Ideas from Rainbow Artists

(Wonderful blog post by our friends at Thunder Rose Leather, thank you Debbie and John!)

Rainbow Artists Team

We have many talented artists on Rainbow Artists Team. We also have vintage shops and supply shops. You can find many gift ideas when shopping our shoppers guide. Some of us are having sales in our etsy shops and you will be able to find the shops I am sharing here .

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The first shop is Janice from Beadwork4Sale

2. Kathy from Pastfinds

3. Debbie and John from Thunder Rose

4.  Mary from Moonstone Mary

( Row 2)

1.   Cindy from Cinful Designs

2. Monika from TobisiasLilThing

3. Kathy from TheBeachGalleryByKit

5. Diana from LunaEssence

These are some fine shops with great ideas for the holidays.  I am sure more people on the team are having sales go to our shoppers guide or our Facebook page for more information.

Thanks for stoppin in!


Debbie and John

Thunder Rose Leather


Thunder Rose Supplies

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Boho leather handbag


Today I would like to show you one of our latest creations. This handbag has real long fringe on both the front and back of the bag and a beaded turtle done in beautiful earthtone fall colors. The crossbody bag measures 9.5 inches tall (not including the fringe) , 8.5 inches wide , and 2.75 inches deep. It has an extra pocket inside and one on the back of the bag. The tied fringe is 20+ inches long.  Not everyone wants their fringe that long so we always make our bags the way you prefer them to be. We are happy to make your bag with shorter fringe , another color and a longer or shorter shoulder strap. The shoulder strap on this bag measures 48 inches making it a great crossbody purse.

The beaded turtle has beaded eagle feathers in the center of the bag.

Here are some pictures.

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Beaded leather bag, A week in motion

Beautiful job on this gorgeous burgundy bag Debbie, I LOVE it! Thanks so much for the “shout-out,” I always appreciate the love my friend – hugs! ❤


This week I created a small burgundy leather bag that has a sweet pink and purple heart on it.

I love hearts and decided to bead around this beautiful opaque pink mauve heart that I found in my friend Janice’s shop Flutterbye Bead Supplies .

Next to the heart I added some amethyst Czech fire polished glass beads ( from Flutterbye bead supplies )  and then some beautiful pink and purple glass seed beads that we have have in our bead and leather supply store Thunder Rose Leather.

A few years back after creating many leather handbags and adding beadwork to some of our bags we opened up a leather and bead supply store. Thunder Rose Leather

It has grown a lot and now we sell scrap leather, leather laces , glass seed beads, deer antler tips and a few antler beads. Thunder Rose Leather

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Flutterbye Bead Supply

Truly honored to be featured in this very kind and generous blog post, thank you SO much Debbie – you’re the SWEETEST of friends, LOVE you! ❤

Rainbow Artists Team

Flutterbye bead supply is one of my favorite bead suppliers. Janice has a lot of different kinds of beads and supplies to choose from in her awesome bead shop. You will also find good prices , good service and fast shipping. 

flutterbye-bead-supplyFlutterbye Bead Supply

janice-beadsBeautiful Czech Fire polish glass beads

From Janice :

“Flutterbyebeadsupply offers a unique, affordable selection of beads and jewelry-making supplies that won’t break your bead bank!

I’m an avid bead artist and started buying supplies in bulk to help keep my costs down. I know how important it is to have a nice variety of beads and supplies to work with, while also trying to stick to a budget. My goal with this new shop is to offer these beauties to fellow bead enthusiasts, while passing along the savings as well!

As the shop name implies, all inventory may come and go just as quickly as…

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Rainbow Artists Valentine’s Day Gifts

Beautiful “Valentine’s Day” blog post, featuring handmade works of art by members of the Rainbow Artists Team – thank you Debbie! ❤

Rainbow Artists Team

Good Morning! Valentines day is coming soon and Rainbow Artists Team has some fantastic gift ideas for you to take a look at.

blue-beaded-cuffBlue Beaded Cuff from Beadwork4Sale

Janice is a fantastic bead work artist and has many beautiful beaded items to choose from in her shop.

heart-dreamcatcherHeart Dream catcher from Glowing Heart Studios

Deanna and Kent have a variety of beautiful gift ideas in their store. This is just one  of my favorites.

lampwork-drop-earringsLampwork Drop Earrings from Lilly Beads Designs

Kathi makes beautiful beaded Jewelry of all kinds.

copper-earringsCopper Earrings from Images by Kent Olinger

Kent’s work with copper is absolutely stunning!

gourd-artGourd Art from Speaks With Ancestors

Candy has beautiful gourd art work and medicine bags . There are many fantastic things to choose from in her shop.

KODAK Digital Still CameraPurple fringed Medicine bag from Thunder Rose

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Valentines Day Specials

Great blog post by Debbie of Thunder Rose, featuring some really cool handmade gift ideas and craft supplies for Valentine’s Day!

Rainbow Artists Team

A special shout out to some of our Rainbow Artists Team members who have some  awesome handmade items to show you for Valentines Day.  Handmade gifts that have been made with love and are ready for you.

For those of you who love to make your own gifts and have those diy projects you have been waiting to try you should check out our teams suppliers. They have great prices and so many fun beads and so much more.

Click on the picture and go to our team page and you will find these special gifts and so much more

4jpgRainbow Artists Team Valentines Day Specials.

5Rainbow Artists Team Supplies for diy projects.

6Rainbow Artists Supplies for your diy projects.

To see more of  Rainbow Artists Team members stores click on the pictures or the link you see and you will be taken to our TEAM PAGES

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Awesome blog post by Thunder Rose, featuring our friend Jen’s beautiful glass art! ❤

Rainbow Artists Team

I am starting the New Year off with my team blog posts today. The first shop up is

Ocean Beach Glass.

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Jenifer Liput is one of my very dear friends and a team leader on Rainbow Artists Team.

Jenifer is a very talented artist and a very busy woman. She makes very beautiful glass art. Today I would like to show you a couple of my favorite pieces.

But before we get to that here is something from Jen.


Greetings and salutations from Ocean Beach Glass in the Golden State., From the Bay to the Coastal mountains of Northern California. I follow sunsets and daydreams, my world is what I make and my passion for this fire work is more than deep, but a need in my heart to be part of. I often have sand in my shoes…

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Last minute gift ideas from Thunder Rose

I LOVE all of your work, each piece I own is extra special to me – beautiful and heartfelt gifts that will last a lifetime! GREAT blog post! ❤


For those of you who are still looking for some last minute gift ideas we have a ready to ship section in our Etsy shop that has gift ideas for family and friends.

3Leather handbags and pouches.

Above you see some of our multi color handmade leather handbags and medicine pouches. Some bags have fringe and some are non fringed. Two of these bags have antler tip closures. It is easy for us to add a closure at no charge if you would prefer one. Please contact us or leave a note at checkout.


4jpgHandmade bags , pouches and children’s moccasins.

Above you see a beautiful purple leather handbag with an antler tip closure , beaded and plain children’s moccasins and three different medicine pouches. Two of the the medicine pouches have beaded chevrons  and one has a beaded dragonfly. These leather bags and moccasins are all…

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