WHAT IT IS: Steampunk belt buckle. The over all patina is the color of rusted iron.
THE PARTICULARS: The piece measures about 2″ x 3″ and features floral detailing and rounded edges. The bezel is about 1/4 inch deep and is filled with recycled watch parts and crystals.
I place each of the items into the bezel by hand in order to recreate a clockwork/mechanized look before I add the acrylic resin. I patiently coax out the air bubbles and then add the internal watch parts for texture.