Belt buckle workshop at Silver Peak Studio in Louisville CO
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Belt Buckles

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A quest of the west... create a functional belt buckle like you’ve never seen in this exciting new class! Students will expand their skills in piercing and sawing, filing, soldering, riveting, and the mechanics of belt buckles. At the end of the day, students will leave class with a fully functional belt buckle with their own unique design.

We will cover:

  • Complex piercing and sawing
  • Filing and sanding
  • Soldering buckle findings
  • Scoring and bending
  • Riveting
  • Polishing and finish work

Class is 8 hours with a 30-minute break for lunch. We have a mini fridge and microwave, a separate lunch room and a deck with a mountain view where you can relax on your break. We also have Nespresso coffee, tea, and snacks available for purchase.

Prerequisite: Metals 1 or equivalent

Tools and Materials: 

Tools needed: You will need to bring your own KN95 or N95 mask to use while polishing.  If you do not have one, we have them for sale for $6 (limit 1 per person).

Materials Fee: $25 which will include the metal for the buckle and studio materials. Cash, check, or Venmo accepted; payable to instructor

The last day to cancel for a full refund is August 7, 2021

About the instructor, Kenzie Nelson

Kenzie Nelson Instructor Silver Peak StudioKenzie has been enveloped by art and art making her entire life and loves nothing more than connecting with others through the act of creating. After taking an introduction to metalsmithing class in her first year of college, she became infatuated with the medium. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Colorado State University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a concentration in metalsmithing and jewelry making. She loves sharing her passion with others and has teaching experience ranging from K-12 art, museum education classes, as well as collegiate level metalsmithing courses.

Her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. in curated and juried exhibitions, most recently in The Feminist Art Museum’s Protest and Protect and the Greater Denton Arts Council’s Materials: Hard and Soft.

Some of Kenzie’s favorite things are colorful eyeshadow, animals, and coffee. Making art is her favorite activity, but she and also enjoys going to flea markets, gardening, and being outside.