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  • How do I place an order?

    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.

  • What is the wait time on custom orders?

    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.

  • What is your return policy?

    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.

  • Do you ship internationally?

    Yes.  Contact me with your location and we can discuss shipment.

  • Do you have gift certificates?

    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.

  • Do you have anything already made up that I can buy?

    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.

  • Do you make ____{fill in th e blank}____?

    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.

  • Can you make something with material I supply?

    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.

  • Which show s or events can I see you r products at?

    My schedule can vary year-to-year but my current schedule can always be viewed here.  Look for me at the Western Heritage Classic in Abilene in May, and one around the Holidays. Click here to see what I have scheduled.

  • Is the wool hard to clean?

    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.

  • Is the Tibetan lamb hard to clean?

    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.

  • Do I need to do anything to take care of the leather?

    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.

  • Where are your prices?

    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.

Still have questions?

I am happy to help in any way.  Here's how to reach me...

Sarah Bruton

Western Skies Handmade

 

4328 Springer Hwy

Grenville, NM 88424

(575)374-2219

wsh.bruton@gmail.com

 

Or message me on Facebook or Instagram

@westernskieshandmade

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Clutches

Totes

Weekenders

Accessories

Breakdown of Optional Clutch Costs...

  • Small Clutch : $275
  • Large Clutch : $300
  • Fringe : Single +$25, Double +$50, extra-long  (single) +$50, extra-long (double) +$100
  • Zippered Pockets (large only) : $15 per  pocket (up to 3)
  • Tibetan Lamb : $55 (one side), $95 (both sides)
  • Embroidery : starting at $50 (depending on design)
  • Hairpipe Beadwork : starting at $95
  • Detachable Strap : $45
  • Brand/Initials : starting at $20
  • Paint/Dye : starting at $40
  • Pawn : subject to availability, prices vary starting at $25
  • Fleather  or Paloma Clip : starting at $25

Breakdown of Optional Tote Costs...

  • Standard Tote : $325 (boxed or straight body)
  • Extra-Wide Tote : $375
  • Fringe : Single $30, Double $60, extra-long  (single) $55, extra-long (double) $100
  • Zippered Pockets  : $15 per  standard pocket (up to 3), $20 concealed carry pocket
  • Tibetan Lamb : $75 (one side), $125 (both sides)
  • Embroidery : starting at $50 (depending on design)
  • Hairpipe Beadwork : starting at $75
  • Long  Shoulder Strap : starting at $65 (shoulder), $95  (cross-body)
  • Brand/Initials : starting at $20
  • Paint/Dye : starting at $40
  • Pawn : subject to availability, prices vary starting at $25
  • Fleather Clip : $25
  • Paloma Clip : price varies, starting at $50

 

Breakdown of Optional Weekender Costs...

  • Standard Weekender : $400
  • Fringe : Single +$45 Double +$90, extra-long  (single) +$90, extra-long (double) +$150
  • Zippered Pockets (up to 3) : $15 per  standard pocket , $20 concealed carry pocket
  • Tibetan Lamb (size may vary) : $95 (one side), $150 (both sides)
  • Embroidery : starting at $50 (depending on design)
  • Hairpipe Beadwork : starting at $100
  • Long Shoulder Strap : starting at $65 (shoulder), $95 (cross-body)
  • Brand/Initials : starting at $20
  • Paint/Dye : starting at $40
  • Pawn : subject to availability, prices vary starting at $25
  • Fleather Clip : $25
  • Paloma Clip : price varies, starting at $50

 

Accessories Available to Custom Order...

  • Jacket Panels : starting at $125
  • Belts (plain) : $75
  • Belts (finger cut) : $125
  • Belts (stamped) : $150
  • Belts (partially flower carved) : starting at $175
  • Belts (fully flower carved) : starting at $250
  • Buckstitching : $100
  • Journal Covers : prices vary, starting at $125 (small), $175 (large)
  • Bible Covers : prices vary, contact me for estimate
  • Brand/Initials : starting at $20
  • Paint/Dye : starting at $40
  • Purse straps : 1.5" wide starting at $95
  • Hat Bands : starting at $50
  • Custom Business Card Holder : starting at $50

Made to Last...

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:

Leather Care

Wool Care

Fur Care

*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.