MarthaBechtel

Martha Bechtel's Custom Model Horses and Magnets

Newport News, Virginia · 56 Sales

MarthaBechtel

Martha Bechtel's Custom Model Horses and Magnets

Newport News, Virginia 56 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(21)

Announcement   Behold, custom model horses in bay, chestnut, black... and blue appaloosa? Welcome to a world where horses come in every hue and pattern!

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Last updated on Mar 18, 2016

Behold, custom model horses in bay, chestnut, black... and blue appaloosa? Welcome to a world where horses come in every hue and pattern!

Martha Bechtel

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Martha Bechtel

Fantasy Green Camo Army Horse Head (OOAK Magnet)
$2.50
Copper Tobiano Fantasy Horse (OOAK Wooden Magnet)
$2.75
CUSTOM Wooden Dolphin Magnet - Any Color!
$2.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(21)
Rebecca N

Rebecca N on Jan 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful model added to my collection! Creative and well done. :) Also excellent communication, given the shitty weather lately and possible delays in delivery. Still arrived on time thanks!

Rachel H

Rachel H on Dec 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Pictures do not do Martha's work justice! This lady is an amazing, talented artist who created an impeccable rendering of my friend's horse for a gift. Her coloration, shading, and alteration skills are enough to put Breyer out of business! On top of it all, her customer service is A+ and you won't find a more kind, passionate Etsy owner willing to please her customers and do what she loves!

Bobbie Allen

Bobbie Allen on Nov 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful little horse, thank you so much! She arrived just in time for our first snowfall here on the 9th and I had to take a quick picture. :)

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Updates

I've got a lot of things that need photos so I can list them in the store... Photography Weekend ahoy! ;D

About

The View Behind The Workbench

I've joked about customizing from a shoebox before, but in all honesty my art tends to take over the house! Every so often I corral it back onto the workbench, but the chaos invariably spreads.

But half the fun is getting messy and I love trying out new mediums and tweaking old methods. My goal is to have every item in the Etsy shop broken down step by step so folks can play along at home if they like!

2016 Pricing Changes
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This year I am officially abandoning my chase of a profit margin and am dropping prices to match the new outlook! After a bit of a sea change, I realized I love my day job and I love making art more when I'm not trying to make money from it. So instead of trying to make a living, I'm just trying to keep the art horde stocked.

Thus prices have had the 'Labor' element removed and are now set at 2 x Materials Cost (so the item will pay for itself and a friend).

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Last updated on September 29, 2016
After a bit of a sea change, I realized I love my day job and I love making art more when I'm not trying to make money from it. So instead of trying to make a living, I'm just trying to keep the art horde stocked (prices are now based on cost of materials only).

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Other Method
Payment
I take payments primarily through PayPal, but I can work with other methods if you need. Just send me a message and we can sort something out! :)
Shipping
I offer a few different shipping methods, but if there is one you want that's not listed, just give me a holler. I normally ship in the next day or so, depending on how chaotic my workdays are.
Refunds and Exchanges
If anything is broken in shipping I will recreate them to best of my ability! Otherwise you are welcome to return items for a refund, but most of the time the return S&H will be more than the item. :(