C & R Crafts

Rick Ellenberger - Owner & Master Craftsman

C & R Crafts is full service leather shop specializing in custom made leather items such as gun leather, knife sheaths, belts, wallets, check books, guitar straps and more.

I am a retired Electrical Engineer and have been tooling leather since about the 7th grade (a very long time ago).  In 2003 I started C & R Crafts mainly to support my hobby.  I work out of one room in my house which has been converted into a leathercraft shop.

I've been married to my best friend for over 35 years and the Lord has blessed us with four children that would make any parent proud.  We have also been blessed with 10 grand children and 1 great grandson.

In 1997 I surrendered my life to the ministry of the gospel of Christ.  I serve as a music minister in a small Southern Baptist church in Weatherford Texas.  I've played the guitar since I was in the 3rd grade (even longer ago) and love leading the worship service in our church.  

I proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the tail end of the Viet Nam war and was honorably discharged in 1982 as an E-6.  I am now a Disable American Veteran and serve as the chaplain of the American Legion Riders, Post 163.