Our Story


American Made Goods, Handcrafted in Idaho

Maven Metals is a husband and wife business located in beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
We are a boutique shop that specializes in small handcrafted leather goods and custom metal engraving.
All of our items are created by hand and crafted with care from start to finish in our shop.

We strive to set our work apart by elevating the current level of personalized gifts, not only in marking quality but in material quality as well.
Not relying on pre made supplies we design and custom manufacture all of our own 304 Stainless Steel blanks and shapes, as well as handcraft every leather bracelet and key chain in-house. 

When we do get time away from our work we enjoy spending our time mountain biking, paddle boarding and hiking.


"Our goal is to create a masterpiece that will showcase your special sentiment for years to come"


HANDCRAFTED LEATHER

Our custom Leather Bracelets, Leather Keychains, Leather Coasters, and Luggage Tags are individually handcrafted from start to finish in-house by Ben.
We proudly handcraft all of our custom leather products, using only the finest, English Bridle leather hides custom made for us by Wickett & Craig of America.

Founded in 1867, Wickett & Craig is a world premiere vegetable tannery located Pennsylvania and is the only specialty vegetable tannery in the U.S.A.
 


Beautifully crafted with a flawless, even surface, English Bridle is made with a labor-intensive method that requires skilled workers.
Veg-tanning is a natural, eco-friendly process that produces durable, exquisite leathers recognized for their depth of color and rich patina.

English Bridle leather is a traditional leather with a variety of uses, from classic equestrian gear to high-end leather goods.
Drum dyed and hot stuffed, English Bridle is smooth and flexible yet durable.

All of our bracelets, coasters, and keychains are then cut from our custom leather hides, sized, formed, edged and finished.



To elevate our leather products even more, we create ultra sleek painted edges.
First, we burnish the edges smooth to create the perfect base.
We then painstakingly build up the edges by applying as many as seven, fine coats of Italian edge paint.
The result is a smooth, durable finish that highly compliments our fine leather goods.


Our custom leather bracelets then receive one of our custom USA made solid brass snaps.
These custom snaps are chosen for their durability, strength, corrosion resistance, and of course looks.

When we started crafting leather bracelets we wanted to make leather bands that were comfortable and fit well. Instead of making a one size fit's all, we offer custom sized leather bands that are based off your actual wrist measurement to ensure a perfect fit! 

HANDCRAFTED STAINLESS STEEL

Every custom piece we make starts as a raw unfinished 304 or 316 stainless steel blank.
After the blank is deep engraved with your custom lettering we carefully hand sculpt each blank into a beautiful piece of jewelry or fine accessory using a variety of buffing, polishing, and sanding techniques.

We add then apply a special brushing procedure we developed for a soft consistent grain.
Our finishing process not only brings out the highlights of the engraving but ensures a consistent, beautiful finish.


DEEP ENGRAVED LETTERING

From the beginning we wanted our engraving to stand out from the crowd.
This drive led us to develop a unique deep engraving/finishing process not found anywhere else.

Unlike traditional engraving which is simply a burned mark or scratch on the metals surface.
We use a custom, high-powered, laser to remove 60 fine layers of metal creating an ultra-deep mark that, not only can never wear off, but also looks beautiful.

After engraving, we perform a specialty hand finishing process we developed that adds highlights/shadows to the engraving to enhance
the beauty and ensure the good looks will last a lifetime.

Reverse Engraved Lettering

Our reverse engraved lettering and graphics is a one-of-a-kind luxury engraving process that is
created by carefully removing the entire metal background surrounding the letters and graphic layer by layer.

Our unique reverse engraving is created by removing up to 80 fine layers of metal so that the letters and graphic really pop out of the metal blank.
This unique process of removing the metal background takes one full hour of just engraving time.

Leather Embossing

Starting with the finest made brass letter stamps we create our gorgeous embossed lettering by applying the perfect amount of pressure and heat.
Using this embossing method we are able to create deep impressions that are not only beautiful but will last.

We also have the ability to create "custom" embossing stamps with your logo or custom graphic for personal or corporate gifts.

 



Thank you for taking the time to meet us and learn our process.
We are obsessed with making your custom jewelry or gift the very best we can!

~ Julie & Ben

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