by Marlies Bates.
(Fairmont, WV United States)
My first original beaded belt buckle that was planned out on graph paper and using colored pencils to create such a colorful pattern.
Then, using 11/0 seed beads in the corresponding colors worked this up on a bead loom.
The piece is then stitched onto leather and added the buckle piece sandwiched in between another piece of leather for the back of it.
Hopefully, the first of many more.