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Four leaf clover belt buckle
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This piece started out as a flat piece of aluminum. I have so many small pieces of scrap. The technique is pretty straight forward. I mark the form on one the face of the sheet with a chisel and hammer and then turn it over to push the form out from the back. After that is done, I turn the sheet back over and finish it from the front. The process gives three dimensional form to a flat scrap of aluminum. The process of pushing out from the back is called repousse and the finish work from the front is called chasing. Once the chasing was finished I riveted it to a piece of steel that I had attached a loop and pin too with copper nails.
All of my work is one of a kind an made from the scrap pile the I've accumulated over years of making custom furniture and hardware. There are multiple sizes and shapes of several different metals in my scrap bins. They dictate the starting point of each project but not the finished form. The magical part of working with metal using almost any available technique, is that I can completely transform the material so that it no longer has any real resemblance to the original form or I can keep some of the original form if that works better.
Please send a note if you have any questions. I'm happy to answer.
Buckle size ~ 3 1/2" wide x 2 1/2" high
Buckle weight ~ 6.4 oz. / 183 g
Belt width ~ 1 1/2" (the loop is 1 3/4" wide)
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