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, 2.25 inches diameter.
This buckle is partnered with a full grain buffalo leather belt. Buffalo is thicker, softer, more flexible, stronger, and resists abrasion better than cow leather. Read more about your 1.5 inch wide buffalo leather belt here.
Note: Belt size is waist size in inches, plus 2.
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I personally make everything. If I am in the studio, then it might take a few days. 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.