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Monday, February 20, 2012

Folk Art Belt Buckle for my Guy Steve:)

Hello! I have not had a free standing blog in a while and I find I am missing it, so here I am again!
I had a brainstorm about a Valentines day gift for my sweetie. And as usual just decided I could do it, never mind I had never done this before or I had no clue how to do it . Things like that never stop me, when you are fearless, and clueless,you don't stop to think about what a huge task you are taking on,you just go for it!

I wanted to make Steve a belt buckle, he is not the kind of guy who wears jewelry, he is a hunter and fisherman though, so the Camouflage Jasper stone I had was perfect. It was large enough for a buckle so I plowed ahead in my own make-do style.What do you think about my first effort? Steve was really surprised and pleased, just what I was going for:)
I thought you might like to see both front and back views. I had a lot of fun figuring out the mechanics and fabricating this piece. I cut, hammered, ground down edges, filed, soldered and added patina to achieve my goal, and I am pleased with my art:) It is not perfect it's Folk Art!
I will finish adding things like links to my blog over the next couple of days, but for now I am going to go with publish it as is.
Thanks!  Please remember to follow me?
Nancy Pace


  1. As someone who is just now getting set up to do metal working I find this absolutely amazing as a first piece! Well done!!!

    1. Thanks so much Casey:) This is not my first metal project, but it is my first belt buckle, and the first time I have worked with such a heavy metal. I make art jewelry and use my torch a lot,this was really challenging. You will see what I mean when you get into the soldering.. BTW good luck! It's a fun journey, I know you will enjoy it!

  2. Nancy this is GREAT! You did a wonderful job on the hammering/dapping and I love the setting! Well you've inspired me. And i rememered to subscribe :)

  3. Thank you!! I am so glad I have inspired you,good luck!