From the workbench of silversmith Scott Hardy

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#1- Concept drawing.

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#2- Figure drawing.

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#3- Beginning soldering process.

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4- Soldering rope edge on to buckle.

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#5- Soldering rope edge on to buckle.

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#6- Close up of soldering edge on.

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#7- Edge partially soldered on.

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#8- Finishing pieces for lariat edge.

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#9- Pieces all in place for the lariat edge.

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#10- Figure transferred on to 14K yellow Gold and I am sawing it out before soldering it on to the buckle.

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#11- Figure, flower centers and TCA logo sawn out(all 14K yellow Gold) and soldered onto buckle. Also scrolls and flower pattern has been drawn on and negative space has been sawn out.

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#12- buckle has been polished and I have started hand sculpting the figure.

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#13- I’ve finished sculpting the figure and TCA.

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#14- Sculpting the flowers and scrolls.

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#15- Engraving and background process begins.

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#16 & #17- Finished Buckle.

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#16 & #17- Finished Buckle.