All of my handmade leather purses are created from reclaimed leather cowboy boots. They feature stunning conchos, beautiful beads and hand-embossed leather shoulder straps. Each purse is truly crafted one-of-a-kind by hand. I don't use any machines and I don't make any two the same. Each is hand-punched, hand-laced and hand-riveted. Each of my cowboy boot purses are unique because a purse should be as special as the lady who carries it.
These heart-shaped cross-body shoulder bags are “tote-style” with original boot interior, without pockets. These statement purses are spacious enough for everyday use. The top secures with a magnetic closure and the bag is finished with gorgeous western conchos and beading. It measures 10.5"Hx4"Dx12"W with an embossed leather strap with a 21” shoulder drop long enough for an average cross-body strap. Measurements may vary.
Some purses have scuffs, irregularities or defects from the boot factory. This adds to it's character. I use recycled, factory seconds and irregulars so you get a purse made from unworn boots... now a work of art on your arm!
Hey there! My name is Chris Thompson. I am a professional artist, boot wrangler and purse designer. I am a proud Mom, loved daughter, Jesus follower, animal lover and slave to two cats.
I fell in love with the beauty of western boots about 12 years ago when I was at an interim job in the middle of career changes. When the “career" change turned out to be a “life” change I started making handbags from a pile of worn-out boots in my garage. Thousands of purses later, and dozens of new designs, I packed my lovelies up and took them on the road 6 yrs ago to Stock Shows, Rodeos and Fine Art Festivals in the Rocky Mountain and Southwestern states.
I've been called the "Louis Vuitton of Cowboy Boot Purses" which makes me chuckle and fills my heart. There's plenty of ladies out there making purses out of old boots. I wanted to elevate that... because why would I settle for what everyone else is doing? And why should you settle for what everyone else is making?
Yes, I accept commissions to make a special bag with your boots. Please drop me a line.