Today's piece is a foldformed copper belt buckle, domed and about 2.5" wide. I've been wanting to do a buckle for a long time.
This is a bit of a cheater photo because I didn't rivet the layers of leather belt together on the left. I was about to try, then realized I know completely zero about leather. When I hammer a rivet into that flexible material, will it just mush or bend? Who knows. I decided it's enough that I made the buckle today, and I'll consult someone later about how to attach it. I mean, why end the day in frustration when leather isn't my thing?
Come back tomorrow :-)
Check my March 1 post for details about the giveaway, and how you can enter.
3/3/2012 03:03:19 pm
Looks great! Did you corrugate it before folding? Good luck with the leather.
3/4/2012 12:16:15 pm
Unique in the times where class counts on buckles and where bling is not an option
3/6/2012 01:34:34 am
Wow, how cool is that?? So unique! I love copper.
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