Every spring, turtles hatch from eggs and head straight for the water, then out to sea.
On this buckle, I have soldered 2 hatchlings and their mother.
It takes 3 days in the sun (longer, if cloudy) to develop this blue-green patina on the brass turtles. Each turtle is soldered into sculptured pewter that floods over a base of cartridge brass and nickel attachments. Every buckle is unique- no two are identical. This is an elegant marriage of 4 recycled USA metals. Made with hand tools, signed by me.
It is 2.25 inches diameter, and fits belts up to 1.5 inches wide.
The buckle is shown with a belt for illustration purposes. If you need a belt, we have the finest USA leather belts that are only $50, and are the perfect partner for this buckle.
Free domestic shipping. First Class, tracked, insured.
I personally make everything. If I am in the studio, then it might take a few days to 3 weeks. If I am in the field it can take a bit longer. Don't hesitate to shoot me an email and inquire. If I am in e-range, I will reply.