Retired - Savannah Belt Buckle

Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Intermediate
A pretty belt buckle with a soft blue and white horse cameo surrounded by blue and clear crystal chatons. Show your feminine side when you're feeling a little country.

Note: Components and tools listed within this INSTRUCTIONS box and the printer-friendly PDF, if available, may have been discontinued since this project was published. Refer to the PURCHASE COMPONENTS and TOOLS AND OTHER SUPPLIES sections for current availability.

  1. Before you begin, watch the instructional video: How to Use Crystal Clay. This video will show you the basics of working with this medium.
  2. Prepare enough blue skies Crystal Clay to fill a silver tone oval blank belt buckle base, and spread it across the front of the buckle base, keeping it off of the lip at the edges.
  3. Press a blue and white horse lucite cameo into the clay at the center of the buckle base. Press it down until the edge is flush with the clay.
  4. I will walk you through the placement of your chatons around the cameo, but make sure you reference the photo for clarity.
  5. Use a Magic Pick to place the smallest size of chaton in a crystal Czech crystal chaton mix around the base of the cameo.
  6. For the next row, alternate between the 2nd largest and the smallest size of chatons in a montana blue Czech crystal chaton mix.
  7. Then go back and place one of the 2nd smallest size of crystal chatons between each of the larger blue chatons in the previous row.
  8. Now go back and place two of the smallest blue chatons side by side between each of the last crystal chatons you placed.
  9. On the ends, wherever there is room below your last crystal chaton, place either the smallest or 2nd smallest crystal chaton, whichever will fit best.
  10. Finally, fill in any gaps on the ends with the smallest size of blue chatons.
  11. Make sure all of your chatons are pressed firmly into the clay and sit just slightly below the clay line.
  12. Allow the clay to dry overnight before use.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SPCB-4044 - Vintage Style Lucite Oval Cameo Blue With White Horse 40 x 30mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BCZ-9119 - Preciosa Czech Crystal Round Chaton Medley - 4 Sizes (2.5-4.75mm) Crystal 5g
    Project uses 5 grams. You will need 1 package.

  • TRC-231 - Crystal Clay 2-Part Epoxy Clay Kit 'Blue Skies' 25 Grams
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-4004 - Beadsmith Magical Rhinestone Pick Up Tool With Cleaning Kit - Great For Placing Flatback Rhinestones
Additional Information
Ingredients SPCB-4044,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. This project is RETIRED. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Vintage Style Lucite Oval Cameo Blue With White Horse 40 x 30mm (1 pcs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: SPCB-4044
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