Design Your Own Bronze Belt Buckle

Design your own 3D belt buckle and let an artisan hand cast it in bronze with this DIY kit.
created by

Gordon Bowen


Gordon Bowen created by

Gordon Bowen

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Go for the Bronze!

Decorative belt buckles have long been a way for people to express their individuality, but now they can be an even more personal expression of who you are. This kit lets anyone craft his or her own buckle, which skilled artisans will then cast in solid bronze.

With all the needed supplies and a clear set of instructions in the box, making your buckle will be a cinch. You'll model the buckle using a block of wax, and two are included so that you can use one for practice. Two double-ended tools let you cut, smooth and draw on the malleable surface. The instructions even include tips on different techniques to experiment with, and guidance on how to fix mistakes. Send the finished wax to the artist using their postage-paid label, and in 3-4 weeks you can strap on your one-of-a-kind fashion statement. Bronze hand-cast in Los Angeles, California.


Made in California

Gordon Bowen

created by

Gordon Bowen



Gordon Bowen is a sculptor and master foundryman who spent fifteen years working in art foundries in Los Angeles before deciding it was time to start his own. With a particular interest in sustainability, Gordon built Arts Refoundry from found materials including a discarded hot water heater and regular kitchen oven. The Refoundry runs on bio-diesel. In addition to casting Metalcast Kits buckles, Gordon uses the foundry to cast fine art sculptures (both his own and those of other artists) and offer casting workshops to people who want to see what it's like to have their own work cast in bronze.

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
bronze, wax, lacquer finish
3" L x 2.5" W x .125" D
Click here to view Ring & Belt Sizing Chart.
Buckles do not need any special care, they can be polished occasionally with a soft rag. Do not use soap to clean, it will discolor the bronze.
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within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
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within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
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The buckle is HUGELY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are so, so, so pleased ... at our ages and with our known specific and yet-to-be-discovered interests, it is very difficult to find a gift that is, in itself, tasteful, unique, and that has the capacity to evoke the creative spirit and tease the imagination. This is a lifetime, heritage gift.

Encinitas, CA


I plan to buy more of these!!!


My sister bought me this for my birthday. At first, I was worried about how difficult it would be to begin carving my design in the wax. But, as I started I was so pleasantly surprised at how alive my design suddenly became in the soft wax. I just kept working on it more and more because it just kept getting easier. It made me instantly want to do a second one. This is a great gift! Buy one for a crafty friend or loved-one or for yourself to make your own original belt buckle.

Brooklyn, NY


Unique and great product.


The buckle became a fun family project. Communication and turn around time were great. An excellent product from an awesome company.

Arlington Heights, IL


Statement Maker


Enjoy wearing this self-made statement. Everyone wants one, but only the brave dare try. Art for your own taste. Great idea. A special deal. Glad I got one.

Ames Iowa


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