How much do you charge?
Because each item is custom made, prices will vary depending on your order. Tooling leather is a time consuming art and each item I make is unique. This should be remembered when asking for pricing as many items require several hours of work and may include time for drawing up any designs needed if it is not one of my standard patterns. Structural design time may be involved as well if it is a totally custom item. I assure you that any item I make for you will be a high quality, unique item that you will not see anywhere else, and will last far longer than any factory made item.
Basic belt pricing:
- Plain 1 color belt with brass or nickel plated non-western style buckle: $35
- 2 colors with tooled borders between the colors: $50
- Single color belt with up to 8 letters or characters stamped on it: $60
- 2 colors with up to 8 letters or characters: $70
- Hatbands: $35 and up
Other standard additional charges:
- Add $15 for tapered ends.
- Add $15 for barbwire borders around names, $10 for borders around initials
- Add listed cost of any western buckle or trophy buckle from my site to replace the plain D or square type brass or nickel plated buckle (unless style shown notes with buckle that is shown).
- Plain leather coozie for bottle or can: $35
- Coozies with stamped names: $40
- Tooled designs: $50 and up
Contact me for quotes for any other custom jobs.
How much does shipping cost?
All packages are shipped through USPS. Charges vary by weight, shipping speed, and location. You can calculate a shipping estimate here (use from zip code 01570).
When and how do I pay you?
A 50% deposit is required at the time of order. Money order, cash, and personal checks are only accepted at this time. Personal checks must clear before work is started. The full payment is required before the item is shipped. You will receive an email with a photo of the completed item for your approval, and this is when the rest of the balance is due. Standard shipping charges will be applied.
How long will my order take to be completed?
The turn around time for most basic items is 1 to 3 weeks from receipt of deposit, but may vary depending on backlog.
How do I measure my belt size?
Each belt is made to custom size. Belt sizes tend to be 3 to 4 inches longer than pant waist size. You can take any belt that you wear and measure it from the tongue tip of the buckle (the tip end, not hinge end, of the bar that goes through the holes in the belt) to the hole that the belt is comfortable on you to determine this measurement. The size will be the circumference of the belt when buckled in the center hole of 5 holes, giving you 2 inches in either direction.
If supplying your own buckle, please send measurements from the buckle in order to make the correct size belt. Contact me for details on which measurements I need.
No refunds will be given based on incorrect fit if you provide me with the belt size you want when you order. Keep in mind that pants worn at the waist will have a smaller measurement than pants worn at the hip. If I measure you myself and get it wrong, then I will replace it for free.
What other leather products can you make?
I can make all kinds of personal items from leather. From wallets, purses, handbags, checkbook covers, and personal secretaries, to wristbands, pins, barrettes, and flowers. Even things for motorcycles like gas tank bibs, or artwork that can be framed, or wine racks to hang on your wall. If I can get a picture of it, I can probably put it on leather for you.