Custom Leather Belts

I was at my local library yesterday and ran across a book called “Art of the Buckle” by Jim Arndt and Mary Emmerling. It’s a pictorial book depicting various kinds of custom and handmade belt buckles.  Many are silver with mounted stones like turquoise.

This book caught my eye because of the silver and turquoise work but also when I opened it I ended up in a section of hand engraved silver work for Ranger belt sets.  The artistry was definitely eye catching and in ways it was inspiring too.  It definitely made me want to build a Ranger style belt for myself!

Custom leather belts have long been a part of the customer leather work we do here at C and B Leather.  I’ve made floral carved belts, geometric stamped designs and even belts with tooled mountain scenes.  Since my early days, making belts for customers has been a part of my work.  Looking at a book like this is inspiring because I look at the various buckle designs and wonder ‘what kind of belt would I make to match this buckle’?  The artwork on these buckles can definitely make me think about leather art designs for custom belts that I never would have thought of before.

If you are interested in a custom belt contact us to get the process started.  We take your measurements and make a belt specifically for you.  You can also choose from our existing floral or geometric designs or present us with your design ideas and we’ll do our best to make them come to life.  For more information about what goes into making custom leather belts check out this blog post for more details.

If you are interested in getting a copy of this book you can get in on Amazon here.  Please note I am also an Amazon Associate and I earn commissions on qualifying purchases.

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