CKUnderground

Custom Leatherwork, Whips, Fire, Bath Bombs & More!

Mesa, Arizona
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Announcement    Free USA domestic shipping on all purchases over $35. I take custom orders, send me a message to discuss your ideas. Please read listings carefully and include measurements when necessary. Items that are not in stock will be labeled as Made to Order. Turn around time for Made to Order items is about 3 weeks. Custom orders/private listings turn around time is about 3-4 weeks depending on scale of order. Rush orders available for extra cost; send a message to discuss. I do vend in person at Southwestern state events and conventions.

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Last updated on Oct 16, 2021

Free USA domestic shipping on all purchases over $35. I take custom orders, send me a message to discuss your ideas. Please read listings carefully and include measurements when necessary. Items that are not in stock will be labeled as Made to Order. Turn around time for Made to Order items is about 3 weeks. Custom orders/private listings turn around time is about 3-4 weeks depending on scale of order. Rush orders available for extra cost; send a message to discuss. I do vend in person at Southwestern state events and conventions.

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About CKUnderground

Sales 504
On Etsy since 2014

From Bad Situation to Enjoying Every Day

Leatherwork started as a hobby in 2014 for me after taking only 2 courses that were a few hours each. It's expensive to start and so I sold some pieces here and there to be able to pay for more tools and expand the types of projects I could do over time. It also helped to have work where I could sit down as I fell down the stairs in 2012, shredding my ACL (the ligament inside of my knee).

In 2016, I was forced to quit my lifelong career as a mental health case manager because my knee was in terrible shape, experiencing 13 dislocations from 2012-2016. Out of those 13 dislocations, 4 were bad enough to require relearning to walk after extensive time on crutches. My employer was less than sympathetic to my physical health plight and the private insurance industry is too expensive to be helpful to non-upper class workers. With public aid, I went through 2 surgeries over a year and a half and could not fit my affected foot into a shoe for the entire time due to complications that mimicked lymphedema. Leatherwork (and creating things in general) had inadvertently become my only income source while I spent 2 years in physical therapy, a year in lymphedema physical therapy, and another 2 years doing it on my own. In 2020, my limp was finally gone and I could finally walk the length of a building again without being wiped out. Creating and crafts has always been a part of my life since I can remember, but now it had gotten me through years of not being able to walk.

Since 2014, I have grown to needing an entire studio with racks of different leathers and maker "ingredients." We do in-person vending, meeting fantastic people all year round. I try to add new design lines ~4 times per year. It is such a joy to recognize my work when I find it randomly in pictures posted online or even better when customers find me again to show me in person at shows and events.

I never hated going to work before, but now I wake up to enjoying every day.

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  • Michelle

    Owner, Photographer, Creator

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
My store focuses on leatherwork, which is my main hobby, and I specialize in unique leather fashion, restraints, one-of-a-kind ideas.

I am a whip enthusiast and currently make custom nylon whips of many lengths, colors, and types. Don't be limited with my current listings, contact me and I'll make your preferred design.

All of my hand-crafted soaps have one thing in common: food. I'm a baker-ette as a hobby since 2008 and professional cake decorator, however, I can't seem to ship a wedding cake so I do the next best thing. Since I spent so much time making cakes and baking items look like anything but food, my soaps are themed the opposite in that all have an ingredient of food, smell like food, or are designed to look like food.

But that's not all! I am a jack-of-all-trades creator and am always learning how to work with new mediums and textiles. Kevlar is one of my favorites and I do have some fire play/performance items for sale as well as plans for more.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

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Cancellations

Cancellations: accepted

Request a cancellation: within 24 hours of purchase

Payment

CK Underground accepts credit and debit cards via Etsy and Paypal, Etsy gift cards, and if we are lucky enough to find you at in-person vending, we also take cash and the Paypal reader for Visa, Mastercard, Amex, & Discover on the spot. Payments are required to clear before in stock orders are mailed & for custom work to start production. At this time, we do not request tax payments on online ordering - this may change as CK Underground grows.

If you order and payment is not received in 7 calendar days, your order will be automatically canceled without notice and will not be shipped. CK Underground may or may not send a reminder requesting payment prior to cancellation. You are welcome to cancel your order within 24 hours. Processing/making time will vary on quantity and what you are ordering but will be filled within the time frame specified in each listing. Custom leatherwork has about a 2 week turn-around time from when payment is received to when I will ship it out. In stock leather items will be shipped much sooner. If you'd like to know if a particular item with particular features (colors, design, etc) is already in stock, send an Etsy conversation and I'll let you know.

If you have ANY questions about payment policies or to request an exception due to extenuating circumstances, please contact Michelle via Etsy as soon as possible after ordering, but preferably prior to ordering. CK Underground stands by our products and want to be as fair to you, our awesome customers, as is possible.

Shipping

Different products have different time frames, see each individual listing for more specific information. We use USPS Priority Mail 2 or 3 day shipping with tracking and up to $50 in insurance for most items. Long items and things that include straps and belts require a tube shape to ship and will be calculated by your zip code instead of being flat rate. Etsy has a feature that emails a tracking number to you once the shipping label is made so that you know when you'll expect your CK Underground product to arrive. We generally schedule the email to go to you the morning after your order has shipped. We now ship internationally! My listings do not offer faster shipping, however, if you contact me and are willing to pay the extra $30+ for overnight shipping via USPS priority express mail for items that are already in stock, I can do this via a custom listing and mail it the same day I receive your payment. There are some days I cannot respond to messages here. This unfortunately may make some requests for overnight shipping impossible.

Additional policies and FAQs

Custom Orders:
If you have an idea for a custom soap using my current stock of ingredients and soap types, or a custom leather anything (I like a challenge), I'd be happy to discuss it. If I can do it and we can come to an agreement, I'll make an Etsy listing specifically for your creativity and then make it happen! Send me a message, our imagination is the limit!
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I also have the ability to sew leather. It opens up the possibilities for new ideas as well as a lot of leather work sellers do not have this option and solely use rivets to hold their wares together.

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Soap Inventory:

Current Soap Types:
Shea Butter Soap, Honey Glycerine Soap, Glycerine Infused Soap, Olive Oil Soap

Current Soap Additives Available:
Glitter, Sprinkles, Glycerine, Beeswax, Honey, Vitamin E, Milk (does not cause an expiration date, don't worry)

Current Soap Fragrances & Essential Oils:
Rose, Sweet Orange, Fresh Rain, Wild Berry, Cucumber Melon, Cinnamon Leaf~, Jasmine, Bergamot~, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus~, Spiced Mahogany, Snickerdoodle`, Ylang Ylang~, Roman Camomile~, Pikake Flower, White Ginger & Amber, Crisp Anjou Pear, Moroccan Mint, Vanilla`, Vanilla Frosting`, Chocolate Fudge`, Strawberry Jam`, Orange Sherbet`, Applejack Peel, Warm Flannel, Honey & Leather, Dragon's Blood, Rustic Woods, Cinnamon Stick, Cedar & Saffron, Bay Rum, Sensuous Sandalwood and we always have a current house stock fragrance available. There is a listing for fragrance testers using my glycerine infused soap if you'd like to sniff-before-you-buy in a choose your fragrances fashion - bulk only.
~ Denotes an Essential Oil
` Denotes a Vanilla undertone

Current Soap Exfoliant Choices:
Camomile (chopped or ground), Lavender Seeds (whole or chopped), Luffa Sponge (Whole^ or chopped), Peppermint (chopped or ground), Rose Buds (chopped or ground), Orange Peel (chopped only), Granulated Sugar, Apricot Seeds (whole only), Oatmeal (ground and/or toasted), Cinnamon (ground only), Almonds (ground only), and Sage (ground only).
^ Whole Luffa is quite large and is only available in bulk orders of 6 or more soaps.

Bulk Slab Molding Only:
You may choose between straight edge cut & crinkle cut soaps down the large flat surface edge. Half a slab = 5 soaps, a full slab is 10 soaps. If you would like different cuts to make fewer thicker or more numerous thinner soaps, make sure to let me know or I will use the standard, uniform cut listed.

Current Colorant Choices:
Golden Yellow*, Golden Yellow, Fizzy Lemonade Yellow*, Lemon Yellow, Gold Metallic, Liquid Red*, Red, Liquid Green*, Leaf Green, Chrome Green, Black*, Black, Chocolate Brown, Pink, Teal, Violet, Burgundy, Copper, Forest Green, Orange, and Royal Blue.

*Denotes a "non-bleeding" color:
Pigments in soap migrate over time if they are not oxides or labeled as "non-bleeding." This can be good in the use of gradients between colors during curing or really bad if crisp lines between colors or color & white is needed. It does take several weeks for whites to darken to a different hue or before a hard-to-distinguish, solid gradient mix between layers can be formed for "bleeding" colorants. So it is possible to choose colors for custom orders that are NOT listed as "non-bleeding," receive them with crisp lines, and use them prior to this ever happening. This depends on your color desires, how fast we report the shipping in each listing, and how fast you intend on using the product once it arrives. If you choose "bleeding" colorants for your custom order, we do not guarantee perfectly crisp lines between colors and this cannot be a reason for returns/refunds (see our refunds policy for details).

"House Stock" Fragrances:
You may see the words "house stock" on some of my listings under fragrance type. I get samplers of fragrances through my suppliers and sometimes I'm not too fond of the scent or it doesn't work with the type of products I have listed but is still nice and usable for a custom order. These change as they come in, are used, and I decide not to order more. You are welcome to contact me to find out the current house stock fragrances if you'd like to choose this option but want a little more information. Think of it as a potpourri fragrance. You are also welcome to pick your stock fragrance during communication, before or after ordering, if there is more than one choice available.

More information

Last updated on May 11, 2022

Frequently asked questions

Do you sell your silicone balls for your ball gags individually?

No, I do not sell my supplies that I have to purchase in bulk from other Etsy sellers. However, message me and I will direct you to where I buy them and you can make a deal with that seller directly.

I have an idea and I want to know if you can make it?

If you can give me a sketch or really good idea of what you want made and it is within the types of art mediums that I can do, I can make it happen. Send me an Etsy conversation.

Do you ship internationally?

Yup!!

Do you have a retail store?

Not currently but I do vending in person at local shows in Arizona and surrounding states. Send me a message if you'd like to know where I'm showing up next.

Can you ship overnight?

Yes, however, sometimes my buyers live where the post office will not guarantee overnight delivery. If you are willing to pay the difference in shipping (which can be higher than $50) and USPS priority mail express can guarantee to get it to you overnight, then yes. Provided I can physically fill your order and get to the post office prior to their deadline for overnight shipping. Due to my schedule, there may be an additional rush fee for this service.

Do you ship discreetly?

Yes. I use USPS priority mail boxes and the return address will only have "CK Underground" as the sender.

Do you do gift wrapping services?

Yes! For a small additional fee, this feature is available. I use generic solid and usually shiny colors and eye-catching prints. I don't use wrapping paper that is very specific to any one holiday (unless you count using reds for Christmas and Valentine's Day). Matching ribbons/bows included unless you tell me otherwise. Tags will only be included if you tell me what to write in the notes to seller when ordering.