Are you interested in having a unique piece created for you? Thank you for giving us the chance to provide our services! We present two options: custom and commission.
Custom items are predesigned products that you can customize colors, words/letters, and materials.
Commissioned items are created from the ground up with your input and designs.
Leather is a unique material from animals and has varying textures. Due to the tanning and dyeing processes, there may be slight variations in color and shade, which are not defects but add to the natural beauty of the leather. We are dedicated to using only high-quality leather from the USA and never compromise on quality.
Our starting rate for physical labor, such as leather work, and non-physical tasks like research and design, is $10 per hour. However, please note that this rate does not include the cost of any necessary materials (which you can find in Step 3). Please note that if services are canceled within 24 hours of your scheduled physical labor start time, we cannot refund any materials already purchased.
Here is how commissions work for us!
Step 1 – Fill out the form:
After submitting the Commission form on the Leathersmith page, please note that our response time may vary based on the current workload. We aim to respond within a week and will work with you to determine the best plan. During our communication, we will discuss important details such as the production timeline, material options, color preferences (paint or dye), and desired designs.
Step 2 - Research/reference photos:
To request a replicated item for cosplay or other purposes, kindly provide reference photos we can use as a guide during production. It's best to gather pictures from various angles that showcase the item in different lighting conditions; this will help streamline the research phase. If you're looking for something entirely original, please gather any images that can aid us in understanding your vision. While we'll do our best, it may not be possible to replicate the item exactly as it appears in the source media.
Step 3 – Materials:
After we've ironed out all the details, we can begin collecting the required materials. Usually, we have a stock of materials in our shop for your project. However, there may be situations where we need to procure certain materials. Throughout our conversations, we'll provide you with multiple material choices at different price ranges.
Step 4 – Payments:
Once you have reached this stage, we will send an invoice to you. To purchase the required materials for your piece, we ask that you provide us with at least the material cost upfront. We understand that larger orders may not be feasible to pay in one go, so we offer a payment plan option if necessary. If this interests you, please let us know.
Step 5 – Updates:
If your item is finished within an hour, we will send only you a picture of the completed product. However, if the production time exceeds a day or the design is complex, we will update you regularly on the progress with photos. Regardless, we will always send you a picture of the final product for your approval.
Step 6 – Shipping:
Once we have your final approval, the item will be shipped, and we will send you a tracking number.
Please note: We will ship your order once we receive full payment or establish a payment plan.