This is a bronze belt buckle in the style of my "Los Muertos" skeletons. It weighs almost 9oz and is very antique-looking.
This is so awesome! It makes me want to play Grim Fandango all over again!
Oh this belt buckle looks like something I'd wear for sure, nice job.
Thank you. I sold that one so I am working on another one for myself!
Is there a particular technique that you use to get the background bits to be black, or does that just happen naturally?
Yes. I dip the belt buckle in a hot bath of liver of sulphur and that oxidized the outer layer of metal. Then I clean up and polish the areas I want to shine while leaving the bachground untouched and there you have it!
I love that
That is really awesome. You've portrayed the calaveras style really well. Too bad it's not made of sugar... The antiquing is also very nice. It gives a lot of contrast.