springfieldleather

Touchstone Beads

Missouri, United States · 33139 Sales

springfieldleather

Touchstone Beads

Missouri, United States 33139 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Providng Supplies, Value, Education, And Help That You Can Count On.

About us???? Are you sure that you really want to know????? I mean you could be mowing the lawn, or shoveling some snow, or steam cleaning the family pet or something like that.........not that we’re not interesting, of course.

Well, ok. I’ll start at the beginning, more or less.

A long, long, time ago, in a galaxy far away........

There was a young man that had organized a small rock and roll band, who had decided that it would be really cool if he had his very own leather guitar strap. So, taking some of his ill-gotten gain, he proceeded to go to the closest Tandy leather store, and in a very ignorant fashion, purchased a great many unnecessary supplies that were purported to be critical to the making of a guitar strap. Upon arriving home, he promptly spent the next half day creating the masterpiece of all cruddy looking guitar straps. And after seeing it, the rythym guitar player and the bass player decided that they needed straps of a similar ilk….

After producing them, and collecting a mostly exorbitant fee, leather craft became part and fibre of the poor fellow. Then, after realizing the futility (and lack of profitibility) of playing music with little talent, he proceeded to settle a multitude of over hanging legal problems, (early 70’s y’know) and plunge full time into the business of making happy little leather things for sale to the unsuspecting public. Still plagued with the lack of talent, he promptly proceeded to the edge of bankruptcy. With his last few dollars, he went back to the Tandy store to buy a few supplies, and discovered a sign on the door that said,“MANAGER TRAINEE WANTED”.

To make a long story short, the now very humble young man got the job, managed various Tandy leather stores in Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa, and Missouri for about 25 years thereafter, breaking every sales volume record that had previously existed within the company and in so doing, created the largest volume retail/mail order store within the Tandy store chain. At the same time, he created a small leather goods manufacturing operation to supply finished leather products to the tourist industry and also became a major distributor for one of the largest leather goods manufacturers in the country. I should know! The young man was me!!!
Then on January 9, 1999 Tandy announced that they would be closing all of their store locations.

I counted all of my pennies, (and some pennies that belonged to other folks too) and made an offer to buy the store that I had been managing for the past 16 years from Tandy. They accepted, and after giving them lots and lots of pennies, we made the transition from plain old Tandy Leather of Springfield Mo., to the grand, glorious and absolutely wonderful, Springfield Leather Co., of Springfield Missouri!!!!
The upshot of all this hype is that we’ve gotten nothing but bigger and better, and are having a lot of fun with the leather business, and we’d like to help you spend some money with us if at all possible!

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Shop policies

Last updated on September 9, 2014
Welcome to Springfield Leather Co. and Touchstone Beads shop policies!

Check out our other Etsy shop SpringfieldLeatherCo for our finished goods!

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
Payment
We accept Paypal! We now accept the direct checkout through Etsy which means you can pay with your credit card. If you have any questions about our accepted payment methods please send us an email and we'd be more than happy to help.
Shipping
All items are shipped within 1-3 business days from receipt of payment. The postal service typically picks up everyday. Domestic orders are shipped via USPS Priority or First Class mail, depending on their weight. Some larger Items or flammables will be shipped UPS.

International Purchases:
All international orders are shipped USPS First Class unless stated a need for different shipment option.There is no way to track Int'l First Class and we do not pay for return shipping. We cannot guarantee the package will not get lost, but we have found it is the most reliable and economical Int'l shipping service. Lost packages are not Springfield Leathers Responsibility, but we will do our best to work with you.
Refunds and Exchanges
All purchases are final. We do our best to portray and accurate description for the item and take clear photographs so you can be assured what you are getting. If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your purchase and feel the item was misrepresented, please send us a conversation on Etsy and we'll do our darnedest to get things right!
Additional policies and FAQs
We offer bulk and wholesale pricing on several of our items. Just send us an conversation on Etsy about the products you're interested in and we'll work at getting you a discount.