Thursday, February 17, 2011

Big Rooster...

A little over a month ago, someone saw what she thought was a fabulous rooster belt buckle (which we have since determined might actually be an eagle-or-other-bird-of-prey-swooping-in-for-the-kill belt buckle). Ever since then, we've been joking around about making our own rooster belt buckles.

We were at Preen on 4th Avenue yesterday and she saw some awesome vintage, metal, cockfighting rooster wall plaques. (Notice the small spot of oxidation that looks like an injury on one of the roosters.) She snapped them up and I said, "I can totally make a belt buckle like one of those. Easy!"

We laughed and it was sort of filed away under the "Andrew Talking Big" file.

Imagine their surprise when I produced this polymer clay rooster belt buckle prototype this morning! Once I do a few finishing touches, like burnishing some of the rough spots and crisping up some of the details, I'll make a mold of this bad boy and press out some BronzClay and then mount it with rivets to a buckle. I'm thinking of enameling the background of the buckle.

See... like I said... "Easy!"

6 comments:

beebokay said...

Wow. Simply WOW.
(Got the chain in the mail yesterday. Thanks again.)

Jenni C said...

Great! Will love to see the finished piece from bronze clay. Jenni

Ellen Stoune said...

Awesome!!

Spirited Earth said...

for some reason that photo made me LOL, that's some fierce big chicken
Your friends should never have doubted your ability to Getter Done
when ignited by inspiration.

kate mckinnon said...

His rooster is STUNNING. I'll let you know when he paints the mural of Venice on the pool wall.

Andrew Thornton said...

I think I'll wait until after our visit before I paint it. You know, for artistic accuracy and all.