blackturtlemetals

Hand Made Hardware, Bath Accessories, and Switchplates

North Carolina, United States · 1247 Sales

blackturtlemetals

Hand Made Hardware, Bath Accessories, and Switchplates

North Carolina, United States 1247 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(282)

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Note from shop owner Hello, everyone…
Thanks for stopping by. I'm putting my shop in vacation mode to focus on getting orders completed ahead of a trip in mid October. I will re-open on the 18th of October.
See you then.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Sep 28, 2016

Hello, everyone…
Thanks for stopping by. I'm putting my shop in vacation mode to focus on getting orders completed ahead of a trip in mid October. I will re-open on the 18th of October.
See you then.

Owen Hutchinson

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Owen Hutchinson

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(282)
Sabrina Goff

Sabrina Goff on Sep 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent craftsmanship, I am in love with this hook, and the toilet paper holder. Well worth the wait.

Ryan Keyes

Ryan Keyes on Sep 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Very nice. I think they'll work well with the table design. Look forward to purchasing more in the future! Thanks

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About

Forging ahead

I started Black Turtle Metals in 2007 after years of working with my mentor/teacher David Brewin at his shop Plum Orchard Forge. We had spent those years designing and making custom architectural elements for the homes and businesses in our region, and were enjoying a profitable and rewarding streak in our business... until the housing market crashed.
David had been at the anvil for most of his life, and took this opportunity to embrace retirement. I, however was just getting started, and need to find a new niche.
The last commission I had before the crash, was a two year stent creating elaborate custom drawer and cabinet pulls for a large home in our area. This lead me to try and design some knobs and pulls that I could make quickly and sell for a reasonable price. I added these to my existing line of wall plates and candle holders (that I'd been selling in local galleries) and opened my Etsy shop.
It was slow going in the beginning, but I with a few supplemental side jobs and one or two larger commissions I was able to hang on. Now, five years later, I've added new knobs, a whole line of bath accessories, and a lamp and things are going great.

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Shop policies

Last updated on November 24, 2015
Welcome to Black Turtle Metal Works Etsy Shop!!
All items are hand made by me in my shop in the mountains of western North Carolina. I go out of my way to have as little impact on our environment as possible. All metals used in my products are comprised primarily of recycled materials. Whenever possible our forging processes are performed using natural gas not coal. I offer several low or no v.o.c. finishes on items that are not regularly handled. However Items such as knobs, drawer pulls, and wall plates use conventional (higher v.o.c.) enamel based finishes to ensure long term durability. I take great pride in my work, so you can rest assured of the finest quality and workmanship.

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 accept payment through Etsy via Credit Card, Gift Card, and PayPal.
North Carolina residents will pay sales tax.
Shipping
I ship via USPS flat rate Priority Mail. I will email or convo you when your order ships with tracking info. Insurance for items is included in the shipping price. I ship only within the United States
I’ve worked hard to make sure all packaging and shipping materials are recycled and recyclable… so please do!
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds minus shipping or exchanges will be given for defective items only. Please contact me as soon as possible and I will work to make things right.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you're interested in wholesale, resale, or consignment terms please send me a "convo" or email me at blackturtlemetals [!at] gmail.com