Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Matthew Ambigram Buckle

An ambigram is an image that is viewed the same rightside up or upside down. I was asked to etch an ambigram of a name. But also, on an oval buckle that could flip over while wearing it, to show the name either way. Here is the image I was sent.

This finished product was simple looking but was quite a challenge to get it to flip easily and still look just like any other buckle.

Here is the back of the buckle. It locks into place at either position. Fun buckle to make. Watch the video to see it in action.