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Designing Your Custom Belt Buckle

When making your custom handmade belt buckles, you have complete control of the design. There is no limit to your imagination. Here is a great place to start –

1 – What are the elements you are wanting to incorporate on the custom buckle – for example – do you need a logo and if so, which will be the best suited? Alternatively, can images and text convey your message adequately?

2 – Design Shape? Are you wanting oval, rectangular, circular, square or a custom shape? As none of our products are made from a generic template, your options are endless and can be as unique as you like.

3 – Graphics/Images – Pewter is a very malleable alloy which allows the design to be highly detailed. What image or graphic would you like to incorporate in the design?

4 – Finish – Are you wanting a super shiny finish or more of a brushed antique look? A greater number of flat elements on the design allows us to highlight more of the custom belt buckle.

5 – Text – What text would you like to incorporate on the buckle? Text usually runs around the outside edges, however there are multiple designs that buck this trend. How creative can you be?

6 – Lets piece it all together – Once you have planned the above elements, you are going to have a pretty slick design which we can not wait to make for you 🙂

Custom Belt Buckles – What Metal Do I Choose?

Australian handmade custom belt buckles are the perfect gift to give to an employee to celebrate many occasions. Such occasions include safety awards, service achievements or simply a thank you for being a great employee. There are many options on what alloy your custom belt buckle can be made from –

Silver – Silver is the premium alloy for creating belt buckles as it allows you to cast with detail. A premium product comes with a premium cost, so your budget will play a factor here.

Zinc – Zinc is the cheapest option. It is a very light alloy and multiple finishes are available. It is not as malleable as Pewter so is suited to the more simple 2D designs.

Pewter – Pewter is a very malleable alloy as the melting point is considerably lower than most alloys. This makes it perfect for complex 3D designs. It is also a very strong, durable metal so you can be sure that your buckle will last a life time. It also has more of a weighted feel compared to zinc. When the pewter is highlighted, it has a similar shine to silver but as it is only a semi-precious metal, it does not come with the same price tag as Silver.

Whatever alloy you choose for your custom belt buckles, understanding the pros and cons of each and how they will affect your buckle is important.

We currently use only high-quality modern pewter as we feel this is the best quality and long-lasting alloy you can use to create a masterpiece.

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