blackturtlemetals

Hand Made Hardware, Bath Accessories, and Switch Plates

Sylva, North Carolina · 2160 Sales

blackturtlemetals

Hand Made Hardware, Bath Accessories, and Switch Plates

Sylva, North Carolina 2160 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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(440)

Announcement   Black Turtle Metal Works is a blacksmith's forge and metals shop, specializing in hand made hardware, bath accessories,and switch & outlet covers.


Don’t see exactly what you’re looking for? Would you like a different finish, size, material, or layout? Do you need larger quantities or an assortment of items? Please send me a “convo” and I’ll happily work with you.

Announcement

Black Turtle Metal Works is a blacksmith's forge and metals shop, specializing in hand made hardware, bath accessories,and switch & outlet covers.


Don’t see exactly what you’re looking for? Would you like a different finish, size, material, or layout? Do you need larger quantities or an assortment of items? Please send me a “convo” and I’ll happily work with you.

Owen Hutchinson

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Owen Hutchinson

Reviews

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Jackie Staloch

Jackie Staloch on May 29, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

These hooks are super cool...they look great! Wondering if i can find some more spots to put more ;)

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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 members

  • Owen Hutchinson

    Owner, Creator, Designer

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

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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.
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!
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

More information

Last updated on Sep 19, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Is your wire brushed finish more silver or black?

The answer is both. Depending on the viewing angle, and the light, both colors come through (and a few more to boot). I’ve attempted, in my photos, to show my items in different lighting conditions, so you get an idea of the dynamic color variations.

Do you give discounts on larger orders?

Yes, I do give volume discounts.
I have a sliding scale depending on the size of the purchase.
5% off orders over $200 - coupon code: BTMW200
10% off orders over $500 - coupon code: BTMW500
15% off orders over $1000 - coupon code: BTMW1000
20% off orders of $2000 and above - coupon code: BTMW2000

When will my order ship?

All items (unless marked as "made to order") will ship on the following Tuesday or Friday.
Orders placed between 7:00am Eastern on Friday and 7:00am Eastern on Tuesday will ship on Tuesday, and orders placed between 7:00am Eastern on Tuesday and 7:00am Eastern on Friday will ship on Friday

You don't have the quantity I need on hand... what should I do?

Go ahead and order as many as I currently have on hand, and contact me regarding the additional quantity needed. I will add them to my list of items needed, and contact you as soon as they are done. I can either hold the original order, and combine shipping, or ship separately, whichever works best for you.