These were faux handles attached to the front of a faux garage door. The customer enclosed his garage but wanted the door to look like functional barn doors. I added the handles and hinges.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
This was one of many images sent me for this custom buckle. This request was a challenge. I went back and forth with the customer trying to get the details right.
Monday, April 4, 2011
I was contacted by a New York City fashion designer to make 16 buckles of their logo: Factory Downtown. http://factorydowntown.com/
The original idea was to make it just like the logo. I had these plasma cut then added the ring and hook. Painted it black and hand painted the "Downtown" .
Ultimately we decided on a natural look with the "Downtown" painted green. The customer felt that it would be seen easier if it was natural as opposed to black. I finished all sixteen, hand painted each one, and gave him the sample.
This was by far the most interesting buckle I have made to date. It is the monster from the Brutal Legend video game. I was given a Youtube link so I could see the monster in action:
I then sketched my own version on paper to work from. The finished piece was clear lacquered for shine. This buckle is very heavy and as you can see, very "in your face". I hope the wearer doesn't scrape the side of a vehicle, or another person!