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Standard BELT PRICES:   9/10 oz Fully Tooled:   1 1/2" $40 (most common size),   1 3/4" $42,   1 1/4" $38,  1" $36   (U.N.O.)
9/10 oz 1 1/2" Drum Dyed Belts:     Plain Smooth $35    Textured $38    Fully Tooled $40   
 For THICKER belts see my MEGA Belts!   See Bottom of page for Complete Belt Pricing!

The above links are to the different categories of designs for the belts.  Feel free to mix and match any combination you like...it's YOUR belt!

Handtooled Leather Belts!

QUICK LINKS

BELT FORM

Things I Can't and Won't Do...

Painting

Special Logos/Stamps

Text Styles

Will your belt be truly HANDCRAFTED?

Don't End Up With a Half Made Belt!

How to Order the Right Size Belt?

 

THINGS I CAN'T AND WON'T DO...

Just a note to say, I am a Christian and this is a Christian business.  I will put most anything on a belt except things and words that go against my moral values.  For example,  I don't carry "pot" stamps and will not put curse words or upside down 5 pointed stars (pentagrams) on belts.  I hope you understand my convictions on this, we are here to glorify God in whatever we do.

1 Corinthians 10:31
"Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do,
do all to the glory of God."

...that includes what I put on my belts...

I do not duplicate old belt patterns that were "rolled belt designs".  I will probably have a belt pattern
similar to what you have, so browse around all the 500+ belts and find something you like.

You can choose any stamps, color tone, texture you like to create your own individual design.
I do not charge per stamp or letter like some other crafters, just fill up the belt with whatever you like!
The average belt is $40 plus $7 s/h = $47 total.
If you want it painted/colored, that is $5 extra...see pricing below near bottom of page.

 

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PAINTING and Coloring

Painting I use Acrylic paints, Coloring I use Permanent Markers, which I prefer to do, you don't have to worry about the color being scratched off.

The picture below reflects the colors I have in permanent markers.
Blue, Hot Pink, Green, Orange, Red, Purple, Yellow.  I can color the TOP part of the letters and
some of the other parts of the stamps, like the flowers.

A note about PAINTING on belts:  It is an ACRYLIC paint and after painting I add an acrylic finish over top to help protect it.  It is PAINT and eventually over time, it will probably get scratched.  You have to be extra careful with painted belts.  If scratched off, they can be re-painted and look fine.  I prefer the two tone black brown look with the black letters with the brown background, they just last longer and you don't have to worry about the paint scratching off.   I offer FREE touch ups on any of my belts....just ship it to me with return postage and I will be more than happy to touch it up.  Call/email before you ship so I can give you the shipping address!!!

Using acrylic paint, I have a few more colors. 
I can paint the TOP part of the letters like you see BELOW in Desert Knights.
I do not paint the outline of the letters, it gets too messy and does not look good.
In some of the pics the outline looks "white",
what you see is the natural cream color of the leather.

The sample above is a nature cream outline with red letters, this is a typical painted acrylic belt.
Once again, I can't do a "blue" outline and red letters. I can do an all black with painted letters like below.
The outlines will be either natural cream or black or if it is a drum dyed brown belt, it will be the color of the drum dye.




New Camo Paint design....cool! ($10 vs $5 standard paint fee)

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SPECIAL LOGOS/STAMPS

I can have special stamps made like the above logo or like the pictures below, but that is an additional cost of $50 plus the cost of the belt.  I need a camera ready, black and white, line art picture of the logo like below. It takes about 10 days to two weeks to get it back.  You own the stamp and I can store it for you or send it to you with your belt/order. 

Usually the standard stamp is 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" square.  Larger stamps are more money.

 

 

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Text Styles


Standard Text/Number Style

 


Western Text Style


Carved Text Style


Greek Text Style


Wood Log Text Style,   3/4" and 1/2" sizes

Names on belts can be done several ways.  Below "Capt. Dick" and "MEGAN" are the "natural impressions".  Below that is the "natural impression" plus dying the letters black to make a nice contrast with the two tone effect, like the belt "MELLISSA". The third way is to "antique" the letters.  A dark brown paste fills in the grooves to bring out the outline of the letters and gives a very nice contrast to the belt.  (VILLENEUVE)


Standard text, natural impression.


Carved style text


Carved style text, Darkened in.


Darkened in standard text


Antiqued standard text


Western Style Text, Antiqued

   Any design can be done in black.  The images will be impressed directly on an  already drum/vat dyed belt, so the impression will not have the natural color outline. The image shows up very nicely, but will not have a bold look.  The "drum dyed belts" come in Black, Med. Brown, Dark Brown.
Solid Drum Dyed belts are $5 off tooled belt prices.  Tooled Drum Dyed belts are regular listed prices.


Brown "drum dyed" belt.

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 Over time, belts get worn, so I offer FREE touch ups on any of my belts....just ship it to me with return postage and I will be more than happy to touch it up for FREE.  Call/email before you ship!!!


Your Custom Handmade Leather Belt Specialist!                        Handcrafted Leather Belts Your Design or Mine!

Handcrafted?

"Handmade" doesn't always mean "handcrafted".   In my travels doing craft shows/festivals, I have seen all kinds of belts, many of them unfinished and many "rolled mass produced belts" pawned off as handmade.  Someone with a lettering set, stamps a name on a rolled belt and calls it handmade.

Just the other day, a young lady bought one of my buckles and asked if I could put it on her belt.  I looked at the belt that she just bought, none of the edges were beveled, the edges were not even dyed, no finishes were on the top or back and the belt size was several inches too big!

She ended up with a HALF MADE BELT, but paid full price.  I went ahead and finished the belt, resized it for her and attached the buckle.  Don't get taken!
If you don't buy from me, that's fine, but make sure when you do buy, check out below the list of things to look for so you won't get taken...

Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort,
intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.

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WARNINGWARNING

Don't end up with a half made belt!

Here is what to look for...

  • Ask if the leather is made from DOUBLE SHOULDER/BUTTS, DOUBLE BEND or BRIDLE leather/cowhide.  If it is made from  the SIDE of the cow, it is inferior and will stretch and roll in the back.

  • Ask the craftsman how long he has been making belts.  Amateurs give amateur results. Professionals give professional results!

  • Look to see if all the edges of the belt are beveled/trimmed/smooth.  If not, over time the sharp edges of the belt will cut into the belt loops of your pants.  Edges should be dyed, smooth and rounded.

  • Check the top and back of the belt to see if it has a finish coating.  If not, if you tend to sweat, without a finish coating the belt will absorb the sweat, weaken, roll and discolor your belt.

  • See if the dying is even and consistent. You don't want an ugly belt!

  • Look for double impressions of stamps and letters.

  • Ask if "they" make the belts! Are they really Handmade or just machine rolled?  Most rolled belts are made from the "side" and not the "double shoulder/backs or bridle leather", which are the BEST belt leathers. Stay away from sides.

  • If you see a rack of "seconds" or "mistakes", someone doesn't know what they are doing.   You may want to keep looking!

  • Make sure they size you properly!!!  If you don't run a measuring belt or measuring tape through the belt loops, your belt will NOT fit right!!!  Just for fun, let them size you and see how they do it.  See if they even ask you what "type" of buckle you plan to wear with your belt. It makes a 2" difference whether you wear a regular or theme buckle!

Finally, and it's true, you will get what you pay for!
I've been told over and over again that my belts are too cheap for the quality and workmanship.  But I want to keep the price down so it will be affordable to everyone. 

I have only seen a handful of craftsmen that I have been impressed with.  There are not many of us left that take pride in our work, who put their Heart and Soul into their work...and when you do, you get...

"Belts with Heart and Soul!"
 

Just Google
"handmade leather belts" and you will see thousands of links, but less than a half a dozen or so that truly make handcrafted belts.  I sincerely doubt you will find better made or better quality belts than what you will find here at...

New Creation Leathercraft
II Cor. 5:17
 

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Regular Buckle            Theme Buckle

Above is the "Regular Buckle" that comes with the belt if you don't wear a "Theme Buckle".   A "Screw Post" attaches the buckle for easy exchange of your buckles.  If you prefer a snap to attach the buckle please let me know on the order form.   The belt has to be  sized differently for a regular buckle vs a theme buckle.  The theme buckle will make the belt approx. 2" longer (see sizing page for more info on sizing). 

If you specify that you will be wearing a theme buckle the regular buckle will not be sent.

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WHAT I NEED TO KNOW ON THE FORM ABOVE...
SIZING INSTRUCTIONS

Belt Form
Just copy, paste into email, then fill out and send.

Before filling out the form, please read the SIZING INSTRUCTIONS below first.
 

1. Will you be wearing a Reg. buckle or a Theme buckle?
Answer:

If it's your Theme buckle, what is the bar to hook measurement on back of buckle...IMPORTANT!
Answer:

1a.  If you are ordering a metal Theme buckle on the website, what is the number of location/page you saw it on...please give description of buckle also?|
Answer:

1b. If you are ordering a Leather Theme buckle, please describe what you want on the buckle or reference a Leather Buckle on the website, number/any changes/etc.
Answer: 

FIRST....Please read the sizing instructions on the BELT page!

Tip!...if wearing a regular buckle, 2b and 2c should be the same measurement!

Tip!...if wearing a regular buckle, 2b and 2c should be 2" larger than 2a!

Tip!...from the fold around the buckle to the HOLE you wear it in, is your most accurate measurement.   Please make note what type of buckle is on the belt...reg or theme!

Example:  If your waist size is 30 and you use a tape measure through the loops and come up with 34....then something is not right...(it should be 32)....please recheck/resize. 

2. Three methods of figuring out your belt size. Do as many as possible. Do not go by the printed size on your belt! 

2a. Pant Waist Size.
Answer:

2b. Using a tape measure THROUGH the loops measurement. Pull it as tight as you like to wear it.
Answer:

2c. Measure your old belt from the FOLD around the buckle to the HOLE you are wearing it in.  Do Not measure the entire length of the belt. 
Answer/Measurement:

2d. What type of buckle was on belt you just measured on "c", Regular or Theme?:
Answer: 

3. Did you read and understand the sizing instructions above,  if not call me at 843-251-7512?
Answer: 

4. What name do you want in the back center? Also specify, Standard or Carved Text.
See the BELT page for text styles.
Answer:  

5. What belt width? Standard (most common) width is 1 1/2".
Answer: 

6. Belt design number and/or description?
Answer:  

7. How did you find NCL? Search Engine, which one and what keyword(s) did you type in?...or Ad/Ebay/Friend/other?
Address: 

8. Name/Shipping Name and Address:
Answer: 

8a. Phone Number:
Answer: 

9. Payment? Paypal or Money Order?
Answer:  

10. Is this "Time Sensitive"? By what date do you need this?
Answer:

Expedited Service
 

If you are in a hurry and need it ASAP,  you may want to consider...

Expedited Service (ES)  applies to BELTS ONLY.
Normally, if I am pretty much caught up and there are only a few orders pending, I can have your order out in several days.  But, if I have a list of orders to get out, and if you are pressed for time, Expedited Service is available. This puts you at the top of the list. Order will go out within 1-2 days.  Expedited Service is an additional $10.  Add $8 for each add'l belt.

Example: Typical belt $40, + $7 s/h + ES $10 = $57 total

(ES is not available in the Christmas Season)  Tip: Order in October or sooner!

Paypal  (Send payment to:   newcreationleathercraft@yahoo.com )

Please NOTE:  There is NO "s" on creation!
    Instructions:  Go to
www.paypal.com ,  Sign In,  select SEND MONEY, they will ask you for an email to send the money to, type in the above, then enter the amount,  then they will ask what the payment is for, select SERVICES or OTHER, then follow the rest of the instructions.  If you have a problem, just call me at 843-251-7512.  

 

Money Order (make payable to Greg Wood)    If you make it out to New Creation Leathercraft, I will have to send it back.   I will not be able to cash it, so please make sure you make it out to:  Greg Wood....thanks!
Mail to:
Greg Wood
Deep River Campground

814 McDowell Country Trail

Asheboro, NC 27203

Please, send me an email and let me know when you mailed off the MO.

 

 

Please check the ORDER STATUS page in a couple of days to see if your order has been listed.  I use this list to complete orders in the order they come in.   Occasionally I miss listing one.  So, if it has been a couple of days since you placed your order and you do not see your order listed, please email or call me at 843-251-7512 to make sure I have it.

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MORE HELPFUL SIZING INSTRUCTIONS

Your belt size is typically 2" bigger than your pant waist size.
For example:  If your PANT size is 34 and you are wearing a...

REGULAR BUCKLE

THEME BUCKLE

...ORDER A SIZE 36 BELT

...ORDER A SIZE 34 BELT

The Theme Buckle adds the needed 2 inches to make the proper fit.

If you have an EXTRA LARGE buckle, that will change the size even more.  Please let me know when you order.

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STEPS IN MAKING A CUSTOM BELT

The process of making a custom belt takes about an hour as described below...


I first cut the double shoulder cowhide into strips.


I then measure/size the belt, mark the holes and center of the belt.
All edges need to be beveled so that the edges will become round and smooth.


You now apply the design with stamps and/or carving.


Then apply the dye to the edges for a two tone effect.


Continuing with a light choc color and dye the flags dark.


Now dye the background with a light/med brown.


Now dye the edges black or use black Tuff Kote.


After the dying process then apply a Carnuba wax/Resolene/Tuff Kote finish to the top.


Also apply a acrylic finish to the back to repel moisture/sweat.


After you have applied the finishes, buff and slick down the edges
until they are smooth.


Now punch holes for the buckle and also the tongue of the belt.


Because I use a 9/10 oz weight, you need to skive down
the fold of the buckle to take the bulk out to make it flatter.
 


After this I attach the buckle with a screw post.

The Double Bend/Shoulder sections work best for belts.

 

ARE YOU Ready to see
MY CUSTOM LEATHER BELTS?

There are a LOT of belts to choose from,
take your time, go slow, you don't want
to end up looking like this...

Just pick the THEME pages at the top of the page to see all the different style belts!

For Santa Belt Prices, click Here!

Standard Belt Prices!

1 1/2" $40 (most common size),   1 3/4" $42,    1 1/4" $38,   1" $32   (U.N.O.)
 Any Painting/Coloring $5 extra.  Brown tones/red tone background staining are standard and included in the standard pricing, no extra charge.
Kids Belts $3 off regular adult prices. (Size 26" and under)


XL Belts $50  (45" up to 70"+/-)
I have to use extra thick and extra long belts which cost much more per foot.

Shipping/Handling: $7 Priority Mail add $2 for each add'l belt.

Example:  A typical belt w/o painting is: $40 + $7 s/h = $47 total

Expedited Service
Expedited Service (ES)  applies to BELTS ONLY.
Normally, if I am pretty much caught up and there are only a few orders pending, I can have your order out in several days.  But, if I have a list of orders to get out, and if you are pressed for time, Expedited Service is available. This puts you at the top of the list. Order will go out within 1-2 days.  Expedited Service is an additional $10.  Add $8 for each add'l belt.

Example: Typical belt $40 + $7 s/h + ES $10 = $57 total

Guarantee

If by chance, there is a problem with your order, please let me know.  If I have made a mistake on your order, I will gladly redo it and pay the shipping also. 

Please READ about SIZING your belt.  It is simple to understand if you read the instructions.  I provide you 3 different ways to size the belt, so please try to do as many as possible.  If you are not sure about how to size it, just call or email me.  If you have any questions about the forms, the more questions you ask, the less chance of a mistake and you not getting your order perfect.

After receiving your belt and it is too small or too big and I followed your listed size on the form, I cannot make you another one for free. 
If I sized it wrong, I will be glad to make another one and send it to you for free....that is my Guarantee!

Just a note to say, I am a Christian and this is a Christian business.  I will put most anything on a belt except things and words that go against my moral values.  For example,  I don't carry "pot" stamps and will not put curse words or upside down 5 pointed stars (pentagrams) on belts.  I hope you understand my convictions on this, we are here to glorify God in whatever we do.

1 Corinthians 10:31
"Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do,
do all to the glory of God."

...that includes what I put on my belts...

Email your order to me at:
newcreationleathercraft@yahoo.com 

or

Just give me a call anytime at:

843-251-7512
 
leathersmith
Greg Wood
Leathersmith, Since 1973
My mailing address:
 

Greg Wood
814 McDowell Country Trl

Asheboro, NC 27203  
Cell: 843-251-7512


Make  Money Orders
payable to:

Greg Wood

Paypal address to pay to:
newcreationleathercraft@yahoo.com

 

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