Announcement IMPORTANT: If you have a Metalcast Kit! After 10 years of making and selling our kits, we are selling our equipment and moving on. If you still have a kit, October 1st 2021 will be the last day we are able to cast your buckle.
IMPORTANT: If you have a Metalcast Kit! After 10 years of making and selling our kits, we are selling our equipment and moving on. If you still have a kit, October 1st 2021 will be the last day we are able to cast your buckle.
Lauren on Jan 10, 20215 out of 5 stars
Got this for my husband for Christmas! He loves it and communication was great to make sure we got the buckle and belt size correct.
mountainwildflower on Nov 23, 20205 out of 5 stars
Very well made buckle. Looks just as described, can’t wait to give it as a Christmas gift!
Meredith on Oct 29, 20205 out of 5 stars
Perfect! Exactly what I was looking for. Beautiful detail!
gmay01 on Sep 13, 20205 out of 5 stars
Piece is even better than the pictures imply. Error with item ordering (on my part) was resolved effortlessly and with grace by the seller. Recommend both product and seller.
Reviewed by Inactive on Sep 2, 20195 out of 5 stars
The owner was really kind and courteous, responded in a timely manner to all my messages. Great service, excellent product. Small handcrafted piece, perfect in the details. He shipped without any problems to me in Italy. I am very satisfied.
Gordon built our foundry in our garage and backyard from mostly found materials - including a discarded kitchen oven and hot water heater he found on the side of the road. The furnace was built to run on bio-diesel - and still does.
We started as a fine art foundry casting work for artists and sharing the process through workshops and kits. In the last few years have turned our attention specifically to belt buckles. We love that belt buckles offer a subtle way to say something personal about yourself. And because our buckles are all hand-cast with museum-quality bronze that will last literally thousands of years, they are a great way to make a lasting statement, without getting a tattoo.
I didn't know anything about casting bronze before I met my husband Gordon. Now I know A LOT about casting bronze. We cast all of our products by hand in our foundry using the lost wax method. Oh, I'm also a copywriter and a mom!
I fell in love with bronze casting in college and spent the next fifteen years learning all about it by working in fine art foundries. I am also a sculptor and use my foundry to cast my own work.
This partner makes the leather straps.
Everything in our Etsy shop is cast at our family foundry using the lost wax process, a labor-intensive process that takes any object or sculpture through many steps to get to its final rendering in bronze. The bronze object is an exact replica of the original - down to a fingerprint.
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
I don't accept cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
Returns and exchange details
Buckles and straps may be returned for a refund within 15 days of sale or exchanged for another item or gift card. If you've ordered the wrong size strap contact us and we will be happy to exchange it for the right size.
Kits cannot be shipped internationally, but buckles can. Contact us for more information.