Saturday, February 2, 2013

2013 Buckle Workshop in Mexico

Now that all the holidays have passed it is time to plan that next vacation and get 
in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Buckle Workshop
August 23-25, 2013

by Jesse Bert

Discover the difference of being in an artists personal studio.  Where a small class size will assure one on one interaction with the instructor.

Start the day with a walk on old cobblestone streets, where you will experience being in another world that has changed very little over 400 years, to Jesse's studio which is located in the heart of San Miguel.

Here your adventure in the studio will begin.  You will learn to make appropriate finding of your desired size and soldering them to the backplate.  You will also learn how to texture, rivet, torch fire enamel, and give your piece depth by using a hydraulic press.  At the end of three days you will leave with one breathtaking buckle of your own creation!
The buckle pictured below is an example of all the techniques you will use in this class.  
by Jesse Bert
Hydraulic press
That is me with Jesse below making MY buckle last year in San Miguel.  It is kind of hard sawing while being watched.  Hahaha.  Go here to read about some of my great adventures south of the border last August.
Me and Jesse in his studio.
Wow!  Three days to create a buckle of your own design!
Sign up soon because class size is limited.

3 day workshop $375 (does not include lodging or airfare)
50% deposit of the total due is required at time of registration.  Full payment is due by July 26, 2013.  Please pay by check or I can arrange for payment using PayPal.  Just email me!

Kalaya Steede
New Orleans, LA 70115

Airfare and lodging is not included.  Please contact me with any questions or concerns that you may have.  Really...ANY concerns.


  1. Great photos...
    Love the street photo... the colours are wonderful.
    The buckles are great also..

    1. Gracias! San Miguel is famous for those cobblestones. I heard that they call San Miguel the city of fallen women! I haven't fallen myself as of yet but there is still time. :)