This buckle began its life as a Pacific Biscuit Tin! It features a juicy citrine gemstone, set in fine silver, as Lady Liberty's flame. The buckle consists of 3 substantial layers: 1) 22 gauge copper backing and hand-fabricated buckle components 2) Thick oiled leather that's cut in a zig-zag pattern to frame the image 3) Vintage tin featuring the Statue of Liberty All layers have been riveted together with copper for strength and design-interest. 4" at its widest x 3.75" long
The August Axel Jewelry Studio is a creative workshop in Venice Beach, CA. The Studio and course offerings were designed to serve a range of skills and interests from talented tinkerers to advanced artists. Our goal is to provide solid and safe bench-instruction, combined with hands-on practice, so artists may operate safely, independently and successfully. COURSES: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Soldering. Bezel Setting. Tube Setting. Flush Setting. Prong Setting. Metalsmithing. Cold-Connections. Wire Wrapping. Knotting. Private or Group Lessons. And more. INSTRUCTORS: As Owner and Senior Instructor, Christy Sears brings a wealth of knowledge to the bench. With 15+ years of jewelry soldering and metal fabrication, endless patience and a healthy sense of humor, she creates a warm and welcoming learning environment. Not only does she believe in teaching "how", but "why" and this has made all of the difference to her students. All of the August Axel Jewelry Studio instructors create the same atmosphere, so students may reach their goals.
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