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Scallop Shell Belt Buckle


Price: $20.00
Item Number: 0058
Manufacturer: Drummer Cove Design
Manufacturer Part No: 0058
The buckle is 2 1/2" wide by 2 1/4" high and weighs 1.6 oz. It is intended for use with belts that are 1 1/2 inches wide.
 
[Please note that a set of belts to go with this buckle will be released within the next day or two -- stay tuned !!!!!!!!!!]
 
The mold for this pewter casting was taken from an actual scallop shell found on Great Island, Wellfleet MA. Scallops are gathered in the winter months from New England waters. They can be found at low tide  tangled in the eelgrass and also jumping in tidal pools. In fact, scallops are the only bivalve mollusks that can jump and swim! They move by pulsing their inner muscle to clap their shells open and closed. Located on the inner edge of the shell are 30 to 40 bright blue eyes that enable the scallop to recognize change in light intensity. Although they can't see perfectly, scallops are able to see predators coming toward them.

The technique of replicating the exact shape of sea creatures was developed by Jeff Mitchell, a pewter smith who lives in Wellfleet, Cape Cod. For an explanation of this technique see Jeff’s Website.

(c) 2009 Jeff Mitchell       -  www.drummercove.com  -                P/N: 0058

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