Bronze belt buckles for men and women. Made in the USA

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Gordon Bowen

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Gordon Bowen


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About BowfieldBronzeworks

Sales 204
On Etsy since 2010

Backyard Beginnings

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.

Shop members

  • Kate Mayfield

    Owner, Maker

    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!

  • Gordon Bowen

    Owner, Maker

    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.

Production partners

  • Mcpherson Leather

    LA, CA

    This partner makes the leather straps.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 22, 2018
Hello! We are Gordon and Kate, owners of Bowfield Bronzeworks, a micro foundry in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Cypress Park. We make heirloom quality solid bronze curiosities and belt buckles. We also offer the unique opportunity to create your very own, one-of-a-kind buckle with one of our kits.

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

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
Returns and exchange details
We do not accept returns or exchanges for kits.

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.
All items will be shipped upon receipt of payment. We currently accept Paypal.
We ship USPS standard delivery. Contact us to make arrangements for faster shipping.

Kits cannot be shipped internationally, but buckles can. Contact us for more information.