Monday, July 1, 2013

Belt Buckles...My Newest Obsession's been awhile since I talked about having a wild hair.  Some of my best stuff has been the result of said hair!  My wild hair projects are usually an excursion....this   one seems to have become an obession... 

This was the first bunch.  I started with flowers made from turquoise and red glass beads filled in with textured white stained glass. can see what came after.

This was the second bunch.  I was trying to cover a wide range of'd I do?

Here's the third bunch....right....I can't make two alike.  I will have to force myself to make more Colorado flags and Marijuana leaves.  My friend Viv says "Give the people what they want!"
My big departure here was my first try with epoxy instead of grout...

I used Italian millefiori in varying sizes along with some mottled stained glass,  finishing off with a cool pewter button.  And then...epoxy.  I think I may have a winner...I hope so anyway.
My next endeaver is a beaded buckle.  It's way more time consuming placing many of the beads one by one with a pair of tweezers.  I'll add it here when it's done!  
Thanks for stopping by...I hope you enjoyed it.  If you are interested in buying a buckle just let me know.  I have some in a shop locally, but the others I can sell to you directly, or I can make one just for you!.


  1. Hi there Janet, I just have to comment that I love the originality of these belt buckles. You did a great job! I wish I wore a belt! Hee Hee.
    really, really nice job.

  2. Thanks Deb! They are really fun to make. And perhaps you should s t a r t wearing a belt!

  3. Janet your work is amazing and continues to develope into a unique style defined by that "wild hair" twitch. Love it! ...ah now for tea at the Penrose.

  4. Me gustan tus trabajos
    estos te han quedado fabulosos
    Un Saludo

  5. Muchos gracias Jose! Me encanta trabajos manuales.