luxcrafter

Artisan-quality hardware when second-best just won't do

Pickering, Ontario

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    1. ETSY AND QUANTITIES
Etsy has removed the ability to add more than 1 item to your cart for any product priced over $20. Addional quantities can be selected once at the checkout page. A curious change!

2. ETSY AND SHIPPING
Rightly or wrongly, Etsy now requires that orders be shipped with full tracking.

This has necessitated my adjusting shipping rates for USA and Canada and effective Dec 27th, flat-rate shipping to the US and Canada is in effect. Subsequent additions to the order will cost 99 cents. I will revisit the pricing as orders come in and adjust throughout January and February to ensure costs are covered. I do not make money off of shipping.

ChitChats remains my shipping partner because their rates are cheaper than alternatives. Once in the hands of ChitChats, orders are shippied either via Canada Post for domestic delivery, or driven to Niagara Falls NY for injection directly into the USPS system.

Announcement

Last updated on 27 Dec, 2021

1. ETSY AND QUANTITIES
Etsy has removed the ability to add more than 1 item to your cart for any product priced over $20. Addional quantities can be selected once at the checkout page. A curious change!

2. ETSY AND SHIPPING
Rightly or wrongly, Etsy now requires that orders be shipped with full tracking.

This has necessitated my adjusting shipping rates for USA and Canada and effective Dec 27th, flat-rate shipping to the US and Canada is in effect. Subsequent additions to the order will cost 99 cents. I will revisit the pricing as orders come in and adjust throughout January and February to ensure costs are covered. I do not make money off of shipping.

ChitChats remains my shipping partner because their rates are cheaper than alternatives. Once in the hands of ChitChats, orders are shippied either via Canada Post for domestic delivery, or driven to Niagara Falls NY for injection directly into the USPS system.

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Randy Birch

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About luxcrafter

Sales 1,103
On Etsy since 2017

Unplanned for. And well planned.

In 2016 my sister retired from 40+ years in banking to spend time with the grandkids and - finally - have time to return to her love of sewing. I'd retired two years earlier. She bought an industrial sewing machine, found the Diva and NCW wallet patterns, and quickly became hooked on making wallets and bags and attending local craft and artisan shows. She got darn good at it, and her business - TTLG Creations (https://www.ttlgcreations.ca) - has flourished since.

But the cost of the wallet parts she needed was crazy, and as a grandmother of eight found the time needed to procure, test, evaluate and order frames and other hardware was taking a good bite out of the time she did have free to sew. So, in 2017, I started Luxcrafter with the initial purpose of sourcing a narrow range of parts for her so that she could concentrate on sewing. But as the quality I was able to secure under contract was so much better than either I or she had seen from other stores -- and especially the thin, substandard marred finished hardware that now abounds on Etsy sourced from AliExpress -- I decided to open my business to supply true quality hardware to other artisans at reasonable prices.

You do get what you pay for.

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  • Randy Birch

    Owner

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Last updated on 27 Dec, 2021
Frequently asked questions
SHIPPING FAQ :: Processing time

Barring unforeseen problems I will ship your order within one business day. Orders placed on Friday after 3pm are taken to ChitChats for Monday's pickup.

SHIPPING :: CANADA

Beginning Dec 27, 2021, only fully-tracked shipping is available to Canadian destinations. I use flat-rate shipping, with a modest Loonie upcharge for additional items added to the package.

This formula will be revisisted often to ensure costs are covered, and buyers are not paying more than the actual tracked shipping costs.

SHIPPING :: USA

I use ChitChats for shipping to the USA, which takes parcels daily to Niagara Falls to inject them into the USPS system This significantly improves both delivery times and the cost of shipping to US customers.

All orders heading stateside have full tracking.

Beginning Dec 27, 2021, I am implementing flat-rate shipping with a modest upcharge for additional items added to the package. This is hopefully easier to manage and more accurate than the eighteen different shipping profiles and prices I was maintaining for different size and type of items. Time will tell, and shipping will be revisisted often to ensure costs are covered and ensure buyers are not paying more than the actual tracked shipping cost.

Returns and Exchanges

If your shipment arrives with apparent damage from shipping make a claim with your local delivery service (e.g., Canada Post, USPS etc.). Be sure to document with photos before opening. Luxcrafter will not be responsible for damage caused by delivery services.

I inspect every item before shipping to ensure your order is in pristine condition. That said, I have a no-hassle return policy:

★ Contact me within 3 days of receipt with photos. If unused I will refund the cost of the item, or replace the defective item as we agree upon.
★ I will not issue a refund for any item until it has been returned to me and inspected.
★ Shipping cost paid by the buyer cannot regrettably be refunded.

Free shipping? Ooh nooo!

When I mark your order shipped you may receive a notification email from Etsy. Some now include "How about a little something extra? Free shipping! Get it on your next order."

Etsy is encouraging shops to offer "free" shipping, and to achieve "free" by adding the shipping costs to an item's price.

THIS IS MISLEADING AND IRRESPONSIBLE!

Therefore, despite your receiving such a notice with my store's name on it, Luxcrafter does not participate in Etsy's free shipping program.

Customers _must_ feel confident when ordering items that they are only paying one shipping charge, and that this charge is clearly and transparently displayed.

I recommend buyers beware of any store advertising so-called "free" shipping. Nothing is free.

SAFTEY WARNINGS

Luxcrafter products are intended for adult or strictly supervised use and may cause injury or death if not used properly and with care.

Craft hardware consist of small parts that pose a choking hazard to children and pets.

Plastic used in packaging may cling to nose and mouth and prevent breathing. Keep out of reach of small children.

Some packaged orders are heavy and may cause injury if dropped.