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Our First Customer in Italy

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Our first customer in Italy received his belt this week and writes, “I have received the beautiful belt, thank you very much…among all the belts in my collection, it is the best.  Soon I will buy other patterns.” It’s great to have satisfied customers.

We’re Going Global!

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Custom Western Belts is going global.  We just received an order from Italy, so our product will soon cross the Atlantic.  We’re excited to continue to extend the reach of our products, not only across this great nation, but now to other parts of the world.  In the U.S. we have customers stretching from California … Continue readings

Another Satisfied Customer

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Brett in Florida Writes: “…I got my belt yesterday and absolutely love it.  The antique finish looks better than I expected.  That was a good recommendation.  Fits good too.  I have a nice sterling silver buckle….that fits and looks perfect on the belt.  Who knows, I may have you do another pattern for me down … Continue readings

New Options are Coming Soon

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New changes are coming soon to Custom Western Belts In the next few days we will be adding some great new options to our web-site including lined and stitched belts and personalization options.  You will be able to add your initials to the tip of any belt, and/or add your choice of conchos.  For you … Continue readings

Each Tool Adds an Important Element

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Applying the Mulefoot Stamp to the Pattern The eighth tool applied to the hand-tooled pattern of a Custom Western Belt is the mulefoot stamp.  It is a v-shaped tool that resembles a mule shoe or mule foot and is applied as an accent along the stem of the floral pattern.  It is typically applied as … Continue readings

Hand-Crafted One Tool at a Time

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The Seeder Tool In order to maximize the look of a hand-tooled Custom Western Belt, each tool must be carefully and correctly applied.  The seventh tool in the hand-tooling process is the seeder tool.  It is used to create the seeds in the center of each flower in the pattern and as an accent tool … Continue readings

Steps in Hand-Tooling a Belt

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The Veiner Tool The making of a hand-tooled Custom Western Belt involves several steps.    The sixth tool applied in the hand-tooling process is the veiner tool.  This tool has a crescent shape and is applied to center vein of each of the leaves in the pattern and as an accent to the stem.  It is … Continue readings

Summer Discount Special

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Visit our Facebook Page at Custom Western Belts We’re having a summer discount special for $25.00 off your on-line order.  Visit our business Facebook account at Custom Western Belts to find the special code word to enter in the discount code box at checkout, and while you’re there we’d appreciate you giving us a “thumbs … Continue readings

Hand-Tooling the Pattern

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The Camouflage Tool Custom Western Belts are artfully hand-crafted to your order.  There are numerous tools used in the hand-tooling process.  The fifth tool applied is the camouflage tool.  It is applied to the flower, stems and leaves of each pattern.  The tool looks like a sunburst and blends portions of the pattern together and … Continue readings

The Hand-Tooling Process

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Using the Pear Shader Each hand-tooled Custom Western Belt is made to your order.  There are several steps in the hand-tooling process.  The third tool applied in the process is the pear shader which gets its name from the shape of the tool.  It is applied to the petals of the flower and to each … Continue readings