"Power made his first belt buckle several decades ago, before he started covering the East Village in colorful tiles. It was made of solid lead and was not designed as a piece of art.
“It was meant to be heavy so you could … use it as a weapon,” Power recalled, smiling at the thought. “I’m not a jewelry guy.”"
From the Did You Know?™ files.
Fret not! These latest buckles are, indeed, decorative and meant to be worn. They are not so heavy that you’ll lose your pants!
Read more on Jim’s latest online venture at Julie Shapiro’s story for DNAinfo here.