Hand-cast brushed bronze and leather inlay come together to create a truly special belt buckle. The Poppy Garden Belt Buckle has poppy flowers in yellow, orange and pink with an antique mahogany finish. This buckle works with any snap belt, so you can mix and match your belts and buckles. One hundred percent made in the Seattle area, our hand-cast bronze buckles are made exclusively for Moxie & Oliver. We designed these buckles and have them made by a small local foundry, then inlay them with our original leather artwork. The buckles are cast bronze which is given a brushed/tumbled finish. The leather starts as a tooling leather that is cut, branded, painted and dyed by hand before we apply a protective topcoat to keep it colorfast. It is set by hand into the buckle. This buckle will fit belts up to 1-1/2". The buckles measure approximately 3.5" x 2.5" and fit all snap belts (all of the belts we sell). I am happy to do custom orders - just ask!
I'm a full-time leathercraft artist, mother, and author of "Leathercrafted." I'm a certified leathercraft master. I started Moxie & Oliver in 2014 out of a desire to create leather accessories that were as durable as they were beautiful. After eleven years making leather goods, and with the original pieces still in use (and looking amazing), I have accomplished that and so much more. Teaching leathercraft classes out of my studio allows me to share my love of the craft, my knowledge of the process and history, and my original techniques for adding pattern and color, with interested students. Classes are open to anyone age 12 and older (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult taking a class at the same time). My unique process allows anyone, artistic background or not, to be able to create a beautiful, functional, leather good in an afternoon, a day or a weekend. Come with an open mind and a rough idea of what you'd like to accomplish - with your inspiration and my guidance, YOU will make something wonderful!
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