C.T. Strickland of CT Music Straps is creating Custom Handmade Leather Accessories
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patrons

$0
per Video of Leathercraft Workshop Sessions
Hi this is

C.T. Strickland

I want to thank you so much for stopping by our Patreon page. I really appreciate you taking the time to learn more about my leather work we create with some help from apprentices I train. The Presentation Video at top of our Page is FREE content to introduce a quick overview of what we do featuring my first apprentice. Once you learn about what I do you and want to view my LATEST instructional video, APPLYING ANTIQUE FINISH, (bottom of this About section), you must become a Patreon for at least the minimum level to unlock the content.

Your support at even the smallest level means so much to me. I am grateful to all who appreciate this art form of leather craft. As long as you're here, allow me to tell you more about my work, company and brand that we create. l will also tell you how to become one of our Patreon’s and you can choose Reward levels.

A Hobby turned Company Product

I started leather crafting various items in 1976 and turned a hobby into a business when I founded CT Music  Straps Inc. in 2004. We hand craft custom, made to order leather guitar, mandolin, and banjo straps for musicians and award-winning recording artists of various genres.  Some have graced the stages of the Grande Ole Opry, and have won Grammys.

Our products are top quality, made totally in America and we listen to the customer from design to delivery so the finished product is unique and made to order.

We plan to expand our operation to design and build standard accessories beyond instrument straps to include band merchandise for fans or clients who may not play an instrument but appreciate wristbands, headbands, key fobs, wallets, belts and bags. To do this we need more staff and more materials to prepay these costs before they sell.
Read Client Reviews of our Custom Work


My First Black Suede and Crystal Strap
Built for Grammy Award Winner, Rhonda Vincent

See Our Official Website for Examples of High Quality Custom Handcrafted Instrument Straps

Also check our Instagram for more images of our work.  

 Hand Carved Inlay Strap with Swarovski Crystal Border
I teach beginner and apprentice workshops in a community maker-space which I pay for use of the facility and educate the public about handcrafting completely from scratch, fine leather articles whether custom or standard.

There is a small facility/ instructor tuition for the orientation class only, but those interested in learning more I often mentor at my expense so they can cultivate their arts and crafts skills. Photos and footage of these sessions are a helpful teaching aid for Workshops, highlights, tips, short lessons and tutorials.

The presentation video at the top of our Patreon Page covers a few highlights of what goes in to making a custom guitar strap. Until we can produce the next Session Video, here are a couple of links that show some still photos.

Photo of Beginner Leathercraft Workshop on our Facebook

Photos of Apprentice Workshop at Forge Greensboro Makerspace on our Facebook

What is Patreon and How You can help us:

Patreon allows you to become a patron, so you can pledge whatever amount you want to support us and have member’s access to the our content and rewards at your level for each workshop video, tutorials, or behind the scenes images or footage.

Patreon members are the first to see our new content before it goes public. If you sign up per video content, you’re only charged when we release. If you want to consistently back us you can set up your own monthly budget and nothing is charged your account until the first of each month and you can cancel at any time.

This money then goes to helping us bring you more videos by covering immediate workshop session expenses, tools and equipment to help us more efficiently produce our American craftsmanship.

Our goal is to release at least one new Workshop Or Instructional video each month.

The time training craftsmen, those who help me by running camera, editing videos, and the materials we often purchase more efficiently in bulk are not all covered by custom project sales. Some interns and friends help us as volunteers, because it is what they enjoy, but we would like to compensate them better. We want to put these videos out often, and we are trusting you can support us in that effort.

Thank you for taking time to read this page!


We anticipate bringing you exciting information and projects in the months ahead!
Tiers
Faithful
$1 or more per Video of Leathercraft Workshop Sessions 0 patrons
This is the minimum per content paid post to become a Patreon supporter and access our content.  This $1 per video or month investment expresses your belief in our community arts and assures you will view the private videos, pictures, tutorials, etc. first before they are public.
Dedicated Ten
$10 or more per Video of Leathercraft Workshop Sessions 0 patrons
This popular $10 level of support helps keep the training of Leathercraft Art Alive in my world. Be sure to include your preferred email address and shipping at sign up so we can email you behind the scenes photos of crafting an item of leather from scratch and enter you in random drawing contests for a chance to receive a small handcrafted gift. Regular supporters at this level receive a 10% discount on our products.
Backstraps
$20 or more per Video of Leathercraft Workshop Sessions 0 of 20 patrons
Backstraps are like the spine of a book or muscle structure to support one's back.  


If You chose this $20 level, thanks for having our back by supporting our American Handcrafting! You can access our locked Patreon Content and in addition to the benefits of previous levels we offer a small handcrafted item such as a key ring or credit card case, shipped to the address you include at sign up! 


We limit to 20 patrons at this level since we must produce products and get at least one video out each month. Remember the 10% discount on our merchandise.

Helping Hands
$60 or more per Video of Leathercraft Workshop Sessions 0 of 10 patrons
So you have gone beyond the display of faith and support to extend a hand and help us strive to reach a new level of expanding ourhandcrafting art, training, educating and business. We Thank You So Much! 


You have access to our content here, and in email like the other levels. We will also ship a handmade gift such as a small leather credit folding card case or basic wallet to your valid shipping address you listed at sign up. 


We limit this level to allow us time to make your craft. Monthly supporters are still entitled to 10% discounts on our products.



Gamechangers
$100 or more per Video of Leathercraft Workshop Sessions 0 of 5 patrons
You have chosen this level because you get what we can do with our craft, community, and certification of apprenticeship. Here we offer a simple handmade wallet or checkbook cover Shipped to your address you listed at sign up.  These take more time, so we would have to contact you to give a timeline. You would also get a 20% discount on future products you purchase from us as long as you are a regular supporter at this level.




Proactives
$300 or more per Video of Leathercraft Workshop Sessions 0 of 3 patrons
 OK, if you are maintaining this level each time we produce a new video and craft demonstration, you have gone beyond the call of duty and you are helping us reshape our business model to pursue that vision you and the others have glimpsed. We would offer you a handcrafted standard tooled belt or standard tooled guitar strap (similar to our CT Artisan Strap displayed on our website) at a color of your choice. Again, because of production time we would contact you with Estimated times. Make certain we have your email and shipping addresses to send you email progress behind the scenes and your handcrafted product. If you are a monthly or regular supporter at this level you are entitled to 20% off any additional products we make or sell even on our high end custom lines. 
Goals
$0 of $500 per Video of Leathercraft Workshop Sessions
At this monthly level, we can compensate a little time for our camera people, some craftsman involved in teaching, and training plus keeping a variety of leather supplies in stock for the purpose of the workshop sessions, especially for beginners who start with nothing. We would also like to include making a small handcrafted leather item to serve as a reward for our generous supporters who go beyond the minimum.
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Hi this is

C.T. Strickland

I want to thank you so much for stopping by our Patreon page. I really appreciate you taking the time to learn more about my leather work we create with some help from apprentices I train. The Presentation Video at top of our Page is FREE content to introduce a quick overview of what we do featuring my first apprentice. Once you learn about what I do you and want to view my LATEST instructional video, APPLYING ANTIQUE FINISH, (bottom of this About section), you must become a Patreon for at least the minimum level to unlock the content.

Your support at even the smallest level means so much to me. I am grateful to all who appreciate this art form of leather craft. As long as you're here, allow me to tell you more about my work, company and brand that we create. l will also tell you how to become one of our Patreon’s and you can choose Reward levels.

A Hobby turned Company Product

I started leather crafting various items in 1976 and turned a hobby into a business when I founded CT Music  Straps Inc. in 2004. We hand craft custom, made to order leather guitar, mandolin, and banjo straps for musicians and award-winning recording artists of various genres.  Some have graced the stages of the Grande Ole Opry, and have won Grammys.

Our products are top quality, made totally in America and we listen to the customer from design to delivery so the finished product is unique and made to order.

We plan to expand our operation to design and build standard accessories beyond instrument straps to include band merchandise for fans or clients who may not play an instrument but appreciate wristbands, headbands, key fobs, wallets, belts and bags. To do this we need more staff and more materials to prepay these costs before they sell.
Read Client Reviews of our Custom Work


My First Black Suede and Crystal Strap
Built for Grammy Award Winner, Rhonda Vincent

See Our Official Website for Examples of High Quality Custom Handcrafted Instrument Straps

Also check our Instagram for more images of our work.  

 Hand Carved Inlay Strap with Swarovski Crystal Border
I teach beginner and apprentice workshops in a community maker-space which I pay for use of the facility and educate the public about handcrafting completely from scratch, fine leather articles whether custom or standard.

There is a small facility/ instructor tuition for the orientation class only, but those interested in learning more I often mentor at my expense so they can cultivate their arts and crafts skills. Photos and footage of these sessions are a helpful teaching aid for Workshops, highlights, tips, short lessons and tutorials.

The presentation video at the top of our Patreon Page covers a few highlights of what goes in to making a custom guitar strap. Until we can produce the next Session Video, here are a couple of links that show some still photos.

Photo of Beginner Leathercraft Workshop on our Facebook

Photos of Apprentice Workshop at Forge Greensboro Makerspace on our Facebook

What is Patreon and How You can help us:

Patreon allows you to become a patron, so you can pledge whatever amount you want to support us and have member’s access to the our content and rewards at your level for each workshop video, tutorials, or behind the scenes images or footage.

Patreon members are the first to see our new content before it goes public. If you sign up per video content, you’re only charged when we release. If you want to consistently back us you can set up your own monthly budget and nothing is charged your account until the first of each month and you can cancel at any time.

This money then goes to helping us bring you more videos by covering immediate workshop session expenses, tools and equipment to help us more efficiently produce our American craftsmanship.

Our goal is to release at least one new Workshop Or Instructional video each month.

The time training craftsmen, those who help me by running camera, editing videos, and the materials we often purchase more efficiently in bulk are not all covered by custom project sales. Some interns and friends help us as volunteers, because it is what they enjoy, but we would like to compensate them better. We want to put these videos out often, and we are trusting you can support us in that effort.

Thank you for taking time to read this page!


We anticipate bringing you exciting information and projects in the months ahead!

Recent posts by C.T. Strickland of CT Music Straps

Tiers
Faithful
$1 or more per Video of Leathercraft Workshop Sessions 0 patrons
This is the minimum per content paid post to become a Patreon supporter and access our content.  This $1 per video or month investment expresses your belief in our community arts and assures you will view the private videos, pictures, tutorials, etc. first before they are public.
Dedicated Ten
$10 or more per Video of Leathercraft Workshop Sessions 0 patrons
This popular $10 level of support helps keep the training of Leathercraft Art Alive in my world. Be sure to include your preferred email address and shipping at sign up so we can email you behind the scenes photos of crafting an item of leather from scratch and enter you in random drawing contests for a chance to receive a small handcrafted gift. Regular supporters at this level receive a 10% discount on our products.
Backstraps
$20 or more per Video of Leathercraft Workshop Sessions 0 of 20 patrons
Backstraps are like the spine of a book or muscle structure to support one's back.  


If You chose this $20 level, thanks for having our back by supporting our American Handcrafting! You can access our locked Patreon Content and in addition to the benefits of previous levels we offer a small handcrafted item such as a key ring or credit card case, shipped to the address you include at sign up! 


We limit to 20 patrons at this level since we must produce products and get at least one video out each month. Remember the 10% discount on our merchandise.

Helping Hands
$60 or more per Video of Leathercraft Workshop Sessions 0 of 10 patrons
So you have gone beyond the display of faith and support to extend a hand and help us strive to reach a new level of expanding ourhandcrafting art, training, educating and business. We Thank You So Much! 


You have access to our content here, and in email like the other levels. We will also ship a handmade gift such as a small leather credit folding card case or basic wallet to your valid shipping address you listed at sign up. 


We limit this level to allow us time to make your craft. Monthly supporters are still entitled to 10% discounts on our products.



Gamechangers
$100 or more per Video of Leathercraft Workshop Sessions 0 of 5 patrons
You have chosen this level because you get what we can do with our craft, community, and certification of apprenticeship. Here we offer a simple handmade wallet or checkbook cover Shipped to your address you listed at sign up.  These take more time, so we would have to contact you to give a timeline. You would also get a 20% discount on future products you purchase from us as long as you are a regular supporter at this level.




Proactives
$300 or more per Video of Leathercraft Workshop Sessions 0 of 3 patrons
 OK, if you are maintaining this level each time we produce a new video and craft demonstration, you have gone beyond the call of duty and you are helping us reshape our business model to pursue that vision you and the others have glimpsed. We would offer you a handcrafted standard tooled belt or standard tooled guitar strap (similar to our CT Artisan Strap displayed on our website) at a color of your choice. Again, because of production time we would contact you with Estimated times. Make certain we have your email and shipping addresses to send you email progress behind the scenes and your handcrafted product. If you are a monthly or regular supporter at this level you are entitled to 20% off any additional products we make or sell even on our high end custom lines.