This buckle was made as a wedding gift, from future wife to future husband.. it's the view from one of the grooms favorite home town spots along the river- I also had the opportunity to work with this couple (Jeff & Mary) on their engagement/wedding band rings(see next post). beckmann:buckle process: crop and size original photo. redraw picture( make modifications so details translate to a sculpture). transfer redrawn picture to wax. carve picture into wax. cast, polish, and patina!