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Aluminum leaf belt buckle
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The aluminum face of this buckle started out as a flat piece of aluminum. I have quite a bit of this left over from a large outdoor art installation where the aluminum was used to cover the faceted outside of the sculpture. The aluminum I have is the cut off overhang. The techniques of chasing and repousse are very old and have been used for millennia to make all sorts of objects. The process involves marking the outline of the form on the metal and then using a hammer and shaping tools to push the metal from the back and then form the metal from the front giving the figure three dimensions. After the aluminum was formed I riveted it with some leftover copper nails from a different project to a piece of curved steel so that it could be a belt buckle. The back of the steel has the loop for the belt and the pin.
I like the look of things that are hand made so I intentionally leave hammer marks and use rivets in an asymmetrical way. All of my work is one of a kind. I don't think you will find anything that looks exactly like it anywhere else.
Buckle size ~ 6 5/8" wide x 2 1/2" high
Buckle weight ~ 11.6 oz. / 331 g
Belt width ~ 1 1/2" (the loop is 1 3/4" wide)
This aluminum will be showing up for quite a while. I have a pile of it and a lot of that pile is in small pieces like this one. If I can find a picture of the project that produced the scrap, I will add it at some point.
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