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Chased aluminum and iron belt buckle

An eye chased in aluminum, riveted to an iron backing to make a belt buckle


 
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Most of my career has been spent making custom hardware and furniture for interior designers. Because of that, I have a large scrap pile that begs to be used. The work I make for myself is made exclusively from this scrap pile. Every one of the pieces I make from scrap is one of a kind. The scarp pile often dictates the limits of the project. There are not many long pieces, and some are quite small, so I get the opportunity to make a variety of things. I will be making more buckles. Some in different styles, but no two will be exactly alike.

This buckle uses a process called repousse, a French word that means something. I don't speak French. Repousse is an ancient technique that transforms a flat piece of metal into a three dimensional form. This is repousse in aluminum riveted to a steel backing so that it can be worn as a belt buckle. The technique is often used in jewelry but was also used by blacksmiths to make armor, decoration on vessels and as part of decorative metalwork in general. Chasing is the process of finishing the piece from the front, cleaning up the detail. I, probably improperly, use the words interchangeably. They are different things and some day I will write a post to explain in detail exactly what each term means.

Please send a note if you have any questions. I will give you any information I can.
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