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design your own bronze belt buckle

by Gordon Bowen $110.00
Handmade

This is a made-to-order item. You will receive a pre-paid shipping label and envelope to mail the kit to the artist.You will be provided with a ship date for the final item after the artist receives your kit. This item typically ships 5 weeks after the artist receives the kit.

At this time, this item cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes or to APO/FPO or US Territories. Contact custom@uncommongoods.com with any questions.

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  • the story

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.

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  • details
Handmade
Item ID
21605
Made from
bronze, wax, lacquer finish
Measurements
3" L x 2.5" W x .125" D
Notes
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.
  • the maker
Gordon Bowen

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.

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DESIGN YOUR OWN BRONZE BELT BUCKLE
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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5.0

A MILLION EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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from Encinitas, CA

Pros

  • Enduring
  • Gorgeous
  • Imaginative
  • Uncommon

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Personal

    Comments about DESIGN YOUR OWN BRONZE BELT BUCKLE:

    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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    5.0

    I plan to buy more of these!!!

    By 

    from Brooklyn, NY

    About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Diy
    • Do-it-yourself
    • Durable
    • Stylish
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Office
      • School
      • Travel

      Comments about DESIGN YOUR OWN BRONZE BELT BUCKLE:

      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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes

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      5.0

      Unique and great product.

      By 

      from Arlington Heights, IL

      About Me Casual Dresser

      Pros

      • Fun

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about DESIGN YOUR OWN BRONZE BELT BUCKLE:

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

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Self
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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          4.0

          Statement Maker

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          from Ames Iowa

          About Me Casual Dresser

          Pros

          • Bronze Lasts Forever
          • By You For You
          • Durable
          • It's An Everlasting You
          • Loyalty Sign
          • ONE OF A KIND
          • Stylish
          • Versatile
          • Wearable Art

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Ah Memories
            • Casual Wear
            • Corral Or Cycle Choose
            • Heart On Your Waist
            • Logo Wear
            • Office
            • School
            • Special Beltspecial You
            • Support Your Team
            • Travel
            • Wear To Work

            Comments about DESIGN YOUR OWN BRONZE BELT BUCKLE:

            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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Valentine’s Day

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