Sea Turtle Belt Buckle

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Maker: Andrew Meers, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 96711
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Item weight: 6.00 oz.
Size: Approx 4" x 2.6"
Style: Belt buckle
Description: Mastersmith Andrew Meers is a talented knifemaker originally from Boston, where he studied under Mastersmith JD Smith. A graduate of Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, Andrew has a design sense that is beyond compare. Andrew won the Makers' Choice and Best of Show at the 2015 BladeGallery International Knife Show. This unique belt buckle shows his sense of design and skill at its best.
A Sterling silver turtle swims across a sea of forged, textured, and antiqued mild steel. The mild steel background has blue sapphires flush set in each corner. The three dimensional turtle is formed from Sterling silver. Meers combined repoussé (hammering into relief from the reverse side) and chasing (refining the design on the front by sinking the metal) to create tremendous amounts of vibrant detail on the sea turtle. The vivid eyes are inlaid with 24k gold. The entirety is set on an antiqued bronze back. The buckle is designed for a 2 inch belt.
This is an amazing work of art and tremendously inspiring! It is clear why Andrew Meers has quickly become among my favorite makers -- and is winning so many accolades!

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