In addition to the many different types of artwork that Allan Linder creates, such as painting, drawing, sculpting, etc... he also makes custom belt buckles and hand-tooled leather and metal work. 

His grandfather was an old cowboy and a saddlemaker from his youth. He spent many summers with him growing up, and he taught Linder how to do leather and metal work while shoeing horses at the same time.

Below are some of my original belt buckle designs that were later cast into metal, and then inlaid with vintage elements, wood, bone, and semi-precious stones.

Knights Templar is a 1940's medieval children's game piece made of solid pewter mounted on a vintage bronze buckle.

Above, is the Pharaoh, a hand-cast pewter Pharaoh head on silver art nouveau filigree, mounted on a vintage buckle. Most of these designs are one-of-a-kind made for collectors. Some are small batch castings with no more than 10 or 15 ever made. Each belt is unique too. 

Music of the Soul, art nouveau harp player cast in silver from reclaimed estate dinnerware mounted on lacquered birch.

Celtic Dragon, antique, gold plated, hand crafted dragon with ruby eye on vintage steel buckle.

Everlasting Skull, Vintage pewter skull with gold plated adornments, mounted on circa 1920's costume jewelry rhinestone pin on pewter eagle buckle.

Ancient Beauty, cast pewter Indian head, Swarovski crystal with inlaid ruby.

Sage's Knot, silver cast dragon with bronze and enamel inlay on pewter.

Forest Nymph, cast silver, art nouveau forest fairy from vintage estate silverware on pewter.

A couple of shots from my studio above with buckles and leather belts in various stages. Below are some of my hand tooled and hand-painted finished leather belts. 

Finally the finished product. Hand-tooled leather belts matched with a one-of-a-kind buckle.