Handmade Leather Toys - Taking Playtime to a Whole New Level

Minnesota, United States · 1006 Sales


Handmade Leather Toys - Taking Playtime to a Whole New Level

Minnesota, United States 1006 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
Alejandro Ortega

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Alejandro Ortega


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5 out of 5 stars

subtlemonsters on Oct 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

What a great piece! I like the design changes you've made since the last sword I bought. Thanks again for accommodating me.

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Katy Grunden on Oct 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Probably the most amazing 'toy' I have ever seen or bought. The craftsmanship and quality of this set exceeded my expectations. I have a very wild and free spirited 5 year old son who received this set for his birthday. He has carried it everywhere and uses it daily in his world of battles. It has been drug outdoors and through the woods, along the ground and had things beaten against it and it beaten against things and it still looks amazing. Superb quality as it will be an heirloom that he will have forever. He will always remember his birthday of being 'knighted' by his father with this set - it is not just a toy at our house but a tool that has instilled a spirit of honor, bravery and wonder in our son. Do not hesitate to purchase. We love the lion emblem as my son thinks it is Aslan from the Chronicles of Narnia.


StaciStewart40 on Aug 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Adorable and unique!! I just crocheted a lanyard to go with the keychain to hang in my truck on my rear view mirror!! 🎾

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This story only gets better.

Sweat, tears, and some creative phraseology.

After having children of my own, I find myself reading to them the very books, stories, and adventures that I loved as a child. Ones that travel the world through time and space, and allow them to make new discoveries along the way. Ones that I see played out again and again by them in our backyard and basement.

It is important that our kids are looking at each other in the eyes and interacting face to face, rather than sitting on a couch and virtually interacting with each other through a device. These times of creative play are holy moments in our lives, ones in which our kids get to be kids. We aunts, uncles, parents, and grandparents are privileged to watch and listen to these little ones become the very heroes and legends that great stories are made of. And if we're lucky we adults get to join in the play, putting down our devices, being kids again ourselves, playing a part written by our children in their very own stories and adventures.

Being a kid-at-heart myself, I thought about the kind of toy I wished I had as a child. A toy that I could use to protect my mom from the fiery dragons. One that could conquer even the hardiest of shrubbery ogres and lead the charge through the tallest pile of leaves. One of quality that was both child-friendly and yet "realistic" in look and feel. A toy that would stand the test of time.

So I decided to re-write what a toy could be. I went back to the basic part of the best stories...a sword. But what was I going to make it out of that was going to be a little softer, more flexible, last longer, and look better than a wooden sword? Leather.

And so, I created these toys, and am coming up with new creations that will enable children to be a part of many great adventures.

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Last updated on October 4, 2014
Welcome to Made by Alejandro's ETSY page where children are weaponized and playtime is taken to a whole new level. Here you will find a variety of handmade leather toys of heirloom quality, all crafted by the artist/father/husband/manchild himself: Alejandro.

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It is important to us that you are happy with your purchase. If for some reason you are not happy, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can come up with a solution. All items, except custom orders, are eligible for returns.

All returns must be received within 10 days of the delivery date. Your items may be returned for a refund less shipping costs. Buyer is responsible for return shipping, except in the case of damaged merchandise. Returned items must be in new, unused, and resalable condition with all of the original packaging.

To arrange a return, please call or email us to receive a return authorization number (RA). This number helps us keep track of your return and ensures that a proper refund, credit, or exchange is issued.

Damaged items: If the item you ordered is damaged, please let us know within 48 hours of receiving your order. Send an email to madebyalejandro [!at] with a photograph of the damaged item.

All returns will be credited back to the original form of payment and should process within two to three weeks depending on your method of return.

When setting up shipping for your return, please use a trackable carrier like USPS Priority Mail, UPS, or FedEx and ensure that your RA number, your name, and the order number are included in the package. All items returned are your responsibility until they reach our studio. Please ensure that items are packaged properly.

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Made by Alejandro, LLC
Attn: Alejandro Ortega
297 Harrington Circle
Long Lake, MN 55356-9711
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