Custom Leather began as a desire to work with the things I love most,
which is my family and our horses. If you are a horse lover too, you
know if you have horses, you must have saddles and tack - and sometimes
things break or simply wear out. Since I am a "do it yourselfer" I set
out to learn how to repair my equipment. From that came my desire to
learn the art of hand carving and tooling my own things and from there
it led to family and friends requesting that I make something for them
or fix something that was broken. Thus my business began.
specialize in handcarved and handtooled western leather goods and
custom made leather goods. I can also do other types of custom made
leather goods such as motorcycle/biker items. If you have a specific
item in mind, send me an email and we'll discuss your idea.
do all the work myself, from the cutting, carving and handtooling to
the dying or staining and the completion of the finished product which
can be either hand sewn or laced. I use #1 veg tanned leather for my
projects and all the items are hand cut. I do not use pre-assembled
kits. I make a high-quality product which will last for years to come
but quality craftsmanship means a quality price for the item made. You
know the old saying" You get what you pay for."
travel to local festivals and craft shows and rodeos. I have made
awards for rodeo associations and have taught classes for Vacation Bible
School's and at Heritage Days for our local school system. My work is
unique and no two items will be exactly alike as they are all made one
item at a time. Variations in the leather such as wrinkles, scratches or
brand marks all are conditions of natural leather and add character to
each piece; however, the durability and quality of the leather is
without question. My craftsmanship is guaranteed and I stand behind my
work. If any item is found unsatisfactory due to workmanship, please
return it within 7 days, (less s&h) and I will repair or replace the
item or refund the purchase price. Since I custom make all the items, I
have decided to work one on one with my customers as far as ordering
and payment arrangements, so please email or call me and we will
discuss your idea/project.