steeltoestudios

Hand Forged Jewelry, Buckles, Leather Belts,

Washington, United States · 1725 Sales

steeltoestudios

Hand Forged Jewelry, Buckles, Leather Belts,

Washington, United States 1725 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(541)

Announcement   ***************vacation announcement*****************
STS will be on vacation from May 30- June 5th. all orders placed in this time period will be shipped on the 7th, and all convos will be replied to on the 2nd and 6th. Thank you!!!


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------PLEASE ORDER FATHER'S DAY GIFTS BY June 13 for on time delivery in DOMESTIC United States!
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Steel Toe Studios, new American Classics, since 2003.
You will find many of our popular recycled bike cog buckles, bike tube belts, bottle openers, letterpress buckles, modern hand fabricated jewelry and other one of a kind and sale pieces not found on any other site. All work is hand produced here in Seattle.

Steel Toe Studios is a primarily one woman business with occasional help from superstar assistants, and was established way back in 2003. The buckles are both hand forged and welded, alongside small limited edition cast pieces.
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Join the fan page for latest events and shots from the studio:
https://www.facebook.com/steeltoestudiosfb

Announcement
Last updated on May 28, 2016

***************vacation announcement*****************
STS will be on vacation from May 30- June 5th. all orders placed in this time period will be shipped on the 7th, and all convos will be replied to on the 2nd and 6th. Thank you!!!


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------PLEASE ORDER FATHER'S DAY GIFTS BY June 13 for on time delivery in DOMESTIC United States!
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Steel Toe Studios, new American Classics, since 2003.
You will find many of our popular recycled bike cog buckles, bike tube belts, bottle openers, letterpress buckles, modern hand fabricated jewelry and other one of a kind and sale pieces not found on any other site. All work is hand produced here in Seattle.

Steel Toe Studios is a primarily one woman business with occasional help from superstar assistants, and was established way back in 2003. The buckles are both hand forged and welded, alongside small limited edition cast pieces.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Join the fan page for latest events and shots from the studio:
https://www.facebook.com/steeltoestudiosfb

Erica Gordon

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Erica Gordon

Add a buckle to your strap
US$8.00
CUSTOM Lucky Number Buckle
US$125.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(541)
Dave Birckelbaw

Dave Birckelbaw on May 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I shopped for this style belt in San Fran, but the sizes made no sense. However, this shop got the sizing right, the belt is expertly stitched with a great contrasting color. Looks awesome with the buckle I bought from them separately!

Dave Birckelbaw

Dave Birckelbaw on May 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful artwork - high quality - interesting design. I purchased this as a gift for my wife and she absolutely loves it! - Dave

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Updates

Getting my studio set up to be able to teach workshops. These two vices have been waiting for stands for ten years. And now they have them!
Fresh off the anvil for a customer today, I enjoyed slowing down to make this buckle with intention and joy. Each buckle I make by hand and they are built to last.
A customer stopped the Pike Place Market wearing a vintage STS belt and buckle. His belt was beautifully worn in and still functional, after 12 years of regular use! When something is made well, by hand, with high quality materials, it will last!
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About

Hammer, fire and anvil are my main tools in creating heritage buckles, belts and jewelry.

My name is Erica and I have been blacksmithing for 19 years. I apprenticed for about six years with a variety of talented master smiths, mostly learning the craft through traditional smithing techniques, making gates, railings and lighting. I opened Steel Toe Studios in 2003 in the grimy Georgetown neighborhood in Seattle, and have been making belt buckles and belts ever since. Since having a child and massively reducing the craft shows I participated in, I developed a jewelry line based on the look of my buckles, using the same techniques but in a micro scale. I sell my work online, at a few craft shows a year and at the Pike Place Market in Seattle. I also occasionally teach workshops at schools like Penland School of Craft in North Carolina and Haystack in Maine, and am planning on teaching workshops out of my own private studio.
I find profound satisfaction in making work by hand, slowly and carefully, with the intention that they become pieces that are handed down to future generations.

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  • Erica Gordon

    Owner

Shop policies

Last updated on May 23, 2016
Steel Toe Studios was established in 2003 and is the ORIGINAL hand forged, belt buckle creator in the contemporary craft community. We primarily recycle and repurpose the majority of our buckle materials , and as a micro business, we are about as fair and equal trade as you can get, with the manufacturing done by hand, by Erica, in Seattle. The pieces we have cast are made by a boutique caster here in the US, and are categorized in the Foundry Wear section of the shop.
We strive to contribute modern, handmade, unique accessories to the indie fashion world, and to do it in a way that is conscientious and sustainable. Our work is produced with the highest regard to finish, quality crafstmanship and sustainable practices.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Paypal or direct payment accepted.
Shipping
We ship via USPS priority mail within 5 days of the order. Need it faster? Just convo us and we will see what we can do!
Refunds and Exchanges
All purchases are final, but if you need to exchange any strap for a different size, provided there are no signs of wear, just convo us and we will email you our mailing address. It is of utmost importance that you totally love your belt and buckle and that they fit well!
Additional policies and FAQs
Wholesale is available on some of the work, please convo for more info with your store name, location and merchandise focus.