Western Skies


Original designs inspired by the traditions and wildflowers of the Southwest.


Sarah Bruton, Maker


Western Skies Handmade is a one-woman operation located in the beautiful high plains of northeastern New Mexico.  Great pride in creating an ever-changing selection of products made entirely by hand using the finest American-made materials available.  This allows me to produce high quality, durable items that are both beautiful and functional.  I hope you enjoy perusing the wide range of options available to you here.  Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have.

Life is short...

buy the purse!

More than a simple accessory, a handcrafted purse from Western Skies Handmade is designed to last a lifetime.  Shop in person or on line  and purchase your own piece of American history.  Interested in something specific?  Learn more about creating your custom bag.

Western Heritage Classic

May 11-13, 2017

Abilene, TX, Big Country Hall



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Did you know

Flower-carved SADDLES are available through Matt Bruton Saddlery...

I do the tooling, Matt does the rest!

Take a look behind the scenes and catch glimpses of things being made...

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Meet the maker, Sarah Bruton...

Western Skies Handmade is a one-woman shop nestled in the remote, northeast corner of New Mexico.  With a passion for creating beautiful things, leather tooling has taken the spotlight this last year and a half and I have fallen in love with the endless variety of possibilities it brings.  Growing up in Wisconsin, I never envisioned myself as a wife to a saddle-making cowboy, mother to two country-raised kiddos, and running my own business but I am so thankful for all of life's crazy turns that have led to this point...  Doing what I love and loving what I do.

Western Skies


Sarah Bruton, maker



Gladstone, NM



Sarah Bruton,