About Handmade Exotics
‘Handmade’ is located in the heart of the equestrian community in Rio Verde, Arizona. We specialize in Exotic Leather products…all our skins are hand selected for the discriminating equestrian. We have collaborated with true craftsmen and equine professionals to design and produce our unique handcrafted products, made in the USA!
Stand out from the herd and design your own, or choose from our unique offerings.
Learn More About Our Skins
From Montana, and tough like the land it comes from, American Bison leather has deep natural grooves that highlight the rich colors absorbed through the tanning process. This leather is soft and rugged all at once. Packed with unique character and American history, bison gives our modern products a classic feel, reminiscent of simpler times.
Hand-selected lizard skins from Argentina are glazed using agate stones, which are usually found in volcanic rock, to give the small scale pattern an unassuming yet distinguished look. These skins provide a supple feel and elegance to our products. The wide array of colors, some with the natural markings of the animal still intact, make for an edgy yet natural look.
Our Southeast Asian python skins are locally tanned and finished, applying decades of experience and skill. Available in many colors from vibrant and bright to deep and dark, in both glossy and matte finishes, these skins provide us with a wide variety of beauty. Many of the python finishes you will see preserve the spectacular natural pattern markings of the snake, using an elegant contrast of colors. Just as no two pythons are exactly the same, the markings on each item made from these skins is perfectly unique.
Indonesian stingray, with its hard and tough skin, is tanned and finished locally using specialized drum and hand-waxing techniques. Naturally glossy, these skins shine like pearls with vivid and rich color. These skins are truly breathtaking.
Our crocodile skins from Bolivia are antique-washed by hand, giving them a unique and striking two-toned finish. This results in beautiful belts that exude both boldness and class. Our crocodile skins seem to retain the power and appeal of the animal they came from, which are transferred to their proprietor.
Originating in Louisiana, our American Alligator hides are tanned and finished here in the USA. Using old-world drum dying techniques, these skins absorb vibrant color to their very core, creating amazing shadows and an intense luminosity. Their glossy finish is the result of a hand polishing technique in which a natural agate stone is used, a type of cryptocrystalline commonly found in volcanic rock. This gives our luxury products an incandescent glow. Our classic matte finish is the result of hand-waxing techniques and is perfect for a more understated look. Whether matte or glossy, these skins will draw attention to your impeccable fashion taste.