Announcement Welcome to my store. I make all of my pieces by hand, with intention and the thought that they should last for many years. Don't hesitate to convo me with any questions!
Welcome to my store. I make all of my pieces by hand, with intention and the thought that they should last for many years. Don't hesitate to convo me with any questions!
Jana Martinez on Mar 22, 2017
Great quality leather belt. Size was right on. Received this belt quickly. I would defiantly order again from this seller.
Pammeke van der Feest on Mar 3, 2017
Beautiful belt, color exactly as pictured, size perfect, Erica very helpful in making final size decision, very good quality, sturdy belt. Now wishlisting other colors and a buckle. Excellent work.
cbaxter711 on Feb 7, 2017
Great quality work and great communication from seller. Very fast shipping
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.
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