steeltoestudios

Hand Forged Jewelry, Buckles, Leather Belts

Seattle, Washington · 2297 Sales

steeltoestudios

Hand Forged Jewelry, Buckles, Leather Belts

Seattle, Washington 2297 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(602)

Announcement   Welcome to my store. I make all of my pieces by hand, with intention that they should last for many years. Please check shipping policies per item to know the exact turnaround.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 21, 2017

Welcome to my store. I make all of my pieces by hand, with intention that they should last for many years. Please check shipping policies per item to know the exact turnaround.

Erica Gordon

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Erica Gordon

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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(602)
Suslique

Suslique on Jun 20, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful work, i hope my mtb crazy husband will like it when i gift it to him this Saturday :)

Kristopher Kowalczyk

Kristopher Kowalczyk on Jun 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Fast shipping, excellent and beautiful quality, with that personal care and concern that only a small business will provide with regards to packaging, satisfaction, and updates throughout the entire process. Thank you for your amazing work!

molly mccollom

molly mccollom on Jun 13, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous! Perfect 6th anniversary gift for my wife. The earrings even came nicely gift-wrapped. Seller was lovely to work with and made sure I got exactly what I wanted. Thank you!

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Updates

If you are in Seattle, come see me hitting some hot steel at the Pike Place Market Marketfront Grand Opening! Thursday 2:30-8!!
Fresh coordinates of a wedding memory. Stainless steel and generally super fast turn around!
Diamonds and iron make a gorgeous anniversary gift!
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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

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Shop policies

Last updated on August 31, 2016
Steel Toe Studios was established in 2003 and is the ORIGINAL hand forged, belt buckle creator in the contemporary craft community. We are a micro business, with the manufacturing done by hand by Erica and occasional assistants in Seattle.
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.

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
Paypal or direct payment accepted.
Shipping
We ship via USPS priority mail within 5 days of the order, with custom buckles shipping within 10 days. 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.