Murray and Annette Anderson's Profile

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First off...Our shop setting says we joined in 2010...this is not true and it appears it cannot be changed ...we joined in Feb. of 2012 . Why does this matter? Well , I suppose it matters to us because we have been at our craft for about38 years and we are a bit picky about details, this is reflected in all of our work and the way we try to live our lives. We have no employees, it's just the two of us every day in the shop working very hard to maintain the standards we have grown up and together with. We are both our worst and best critics.
After this long at a craft , you know how it should be done from the beginning to the very last detail of finishing and it becomes a simple understanding that you never make a compromise on materials , workmanship or finishing because you simply want to offer the best possible value to your customer.
We have never had any other job than our craft and we…

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  • Joined August 14, 2010

Favorite materials

Vegetable tanned carving leather, cabochons with a lot of content, wood that carves well, paper and pencil

About

First off...Our shop setting says we joined in 2010...this is not true and it appears it cannot be changed ...we joined in Feb. of 2012 . Why does this matter? Well , I suppose it matters to us because we have been at our craft for about38 years and we are a bit picky about details, this is reflected in all of our work and the way we try to live our lives. We have no employees, it's just the two of us every day in the shop working very hard to maintain the standards we have grown up and together with. We are both our worst and best critics.
After this long at a craft , you know how it should be done from the beginning to the very last detail of finishing and it becomes a simple understanding that you never make a compromise on materials , workmanship or finishing because you simply want to offer the best possible value to your customer.
We have never had any other job than our craft and we are very proud of the work we offer, we know that you are going to be very happy with it as well . We use the best saddle leather we can get our hands on to ensure that the items will get that lovely patina that develops over the years of handling . To get that patina the item must not fall apart...simple as that...so our construction methods might seem a little over the edge but we have NEVER had anything come back for a fault in those 38 years and we would like to keep it that way.
All designs are from our own original artwork , some are done with hand pulled engravings but that is a small concession to the hundreds of hours that it takes us to arrive at a final design and a way to present it . All "one of a kind "works are just that....never to be repeated .
Anyway...we are delighted to be reaching a wider audience through Etsy and thank you for your purchases and comments and look forward to continuing on our path . We also invite comments or critcism about anything we have not informed you of in this little blurb.

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