Wire, 20 gauge works well for traditionals
Making buckles are extremely easy to do, especially If they're made often.
To start your buckle, figure out how wide your buckle should be, and keep note of where that is on your pliers. I have no method as to how to do this, but correct measurements can be achieved by measuring the width of your pliers against the width of your grosgrain or leather. You'll want to start you buckle where the pliers are slightly wider than the grosgrain or leather.
Next, bend the wire to form an L shape.
Then fold the wire over again, making a D shape.
Bend the wire again and make another L.
Then bend again to make another D.
Then slide the buckle off of the pliers. It's important not to make the buckle too tight, otherwise it's hard to get off.
Then clip the excess wire off of the buckle and shape the buckle if needed.
Then you're done! Hope you enjoyed!
I've been in the model horse hobby actively for about four years. My main interests are customizing, tackmaking, and showing, although I do like to venture into the different aspects of the hobby also. Aside from model horses I ride real horses, and also dabble in leather crafting. Hope you enjoy my blog!
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