I made Lacey a few rope halters and I really prefer them over any store bought rope halter I've used. I suppose it depends on what you're looking for, if you want a stiffer halter, store bought is the way to go. Mine are a little softer but after some use (I made her first one 3 years ago and it's my favorite) they seemed to kind of conform to her face and get a bit stiffer in certain areas.
Anyway, I'm glad you found someone who makes them!
Fabio - 13 year old Arabian/Lipizzan gelding
Rest peacefully, Lacey.