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A breakdown of the custom ordering process can be found on my Custom Order page. If you already know what you want, contact me with the details and we will get things started.
The wait time varies throughout the year and can range from 3-6 months. I work in batches of 6-8 orders at a time and do my best to get them to you as quickly as I can. Christmas order spots usually fill up around October, so plan ahead if you have a deadline. I do offer gift certificates if you run out of time and need somthing to put a bow on.
Personalized custom orders ( ie. somehting with your brand or initials) are non-returnable. Please be sure to review your order thoroughly before paying the deposit and be specific when describing the details of your order.
Item that are not personalized may be returned or exchanged within 2 weeks as long as they are still in perfect condition. Items that appear worn or used will not be refunded.
Yes. Contact me with your location and we can discuss shipment.
Yes! Gift Certificates are a great gift if you are afraid to order something they won't like. Certificates can be purchased two ways:
1)Purchase a fixed amount gift certificate for any amount you would like or for a specific item (like a wallet or belt) . With this type of gift certificate, you pay the money up front and I will mail you the gift certificate. I can also email you a copy to print off yourself if you are pressed for time. If the recipient decides to order something different, I can invoice you or them for the balance, let me know who to invoice should this happen.
2)Carte Blanche gift certificates are great for item s such as purses with lots of pricing variations or for someone who has no idea what the recipient will order but is willing to pay for it. With this type of custom order, I will mail you the gift certificate and then invoice you the total once I have the details of what they would like to order. As with other custom orders, payment must be made to secure a place in line.
I maintain an inventory for the shows I go to throughout the year which i s available to purchase any time. A selection of that inventory can be found on my Shop page. Not all items are listed in my shop so be sure to contact me about a specific product or design. New products are first posted on Instagram and Facebook, so be sure to follow me there to get first pick on certain things.
Custom Orders are what I do. However... I can only make what my materials, machines and experience will allow. It takes a considerable amount of time to design something, draft and test patterns, and produce a product. Feel free to ask and I will let you know what I can do.
In most cases, yes. It needs to be clean and in good condition and something my machines can handle. Let me know what you have in mind and I will try to make it work.
Wool is naturally water repellant and its tight weave makes it even more so. Liquid will bead up and easily shake or brush off. Dirt can be easily spot cleaned with a warm rag. Read more about product care here.
As with all long, curly hair, Tibetan lamb needs to be taken care of occasionally. If the wool is rubbing against you every time you wear the purse, chances are it will tangle. Over time, it will get the dull, lifeless appearance of dirty hair if neglected. This can be avoided in a few ways. Tangles can be brushed out and conditioning sprays can bring back its shine. Read more about product care here.
I oil and seal the leather before shipping it out, but over time it may require a bit of attention. Avoid leaving leather in direct sunlight for an extended time as the sun can permanently darken leather. If you live in a dry climate, the leather will need to be hydrated to avoid dry rot. If you live somewhere very wet, oiling ad sealing will prevent water damage . I usually rub Skidmore's Leather Care Cream on my purse tops once a year. Read more about product care here and feel free to contact me with any questions.
A breakdown of prices for every option available can be found by clicking here or scrolling to the bottom of the page. Prices are subject to change without notice. Custom orders that have paid their deposit and are in progress with be kept at the price originally quoted.
Western Skies Handmade
4328 Springer Hwy
Grenville, NM 88424
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Handcrafted with the finest materials, Western Skies Handmade products are made to be used and abused for years to come! Here are a few ways to keep your custom order looking great:
*Avoid leaving the leather in direct sunlight as it will become permanently darkened
*Don't allow leather to be saturated with water.
*Oil as needed. Depending on your local climate, leather (like your skin) needs moisturizing. I recommend Skidmore's Leather Cream (Olive oil can be used in a pinch). Rub on with a soft rag and allow to soak in. Buff with clean cloth to remove excess.
Wool is naturally dirt and moisture repellant. To remove dirt and revive nap, brush with a garmet brush. For more serious spills, immediately blot with a clean rag (do not rub). Use a damp rag or sponge if necessary.
Keep your fur looking new by treating it like hair. Regular brushing with prevent tangles from forming dreads. Brush carefully with a large-toothed comb (I use ones made for brushing dogs) and fluff by giving it a good shake. Spray with a cleaner/conditioner as needed to maintain shine. If fur gets soiled, immediately blot with a damp rag. (if you drop it in mud, let the mud dry first, then brush off) Tibetan Lamb is a delicate fur, be gentle when brushing or it will develope bald spots.