This belt buckle is made from copper, coat hanger wire, and 3/16” steel dowel. The heart is painted Vermillion Red which is the same paint used on a 2006 Ford F150. The “I” and the arc are painted with Elmer’s brand paint pens. The silver color on the “bacon” is flux paste. All pieces are soldered together.

Back round: I’m not a cook so an edible instructable wasn't in the cards. I can hammer a piece of metal though and a belt buckle is on the list on things I haven’t made. So I started by doing an internet search for “bacon belt buckles”. I didn’t find what I thought would be out there so I made what I had in mind.

Step 1: Make a copper sheet

The copper pipe I’m using is one inch in diameter and the same thickness as an American dime.

Using a pipe cutter cut a section long enough to be a piece of bacon. Lay it up against a piece of ply wood and drag a marker down the side to mark a line. Use a scroll saw to cut the pipe in half. I used a 20 teeth per inch blade on the saws lowest setting.

Hammer both halves flat.

Be careful. Wear eye protection and always work within your experience.
I'm planning on making a belt buckle soon, would <a href="http://www.lowes.com/pd_23517-138-50683_0__?productId=3136485&Ntt=solder&pl=1&currentURL=%2Fpl__0__s%3FNtt%3Dsolder&facetInfo=" rel="nofollow">this solder</a> be suitable for this purpose? I've not much experience using anything but small electronic solder.
That is the exact solder I use. I've also used electronics solder and that seemed to work just as well.
This belt is so Homer Simpson!! Great job!! <br>
I saw the voting opened up! I had to come back and vote for ya, good luck!
Thanks so much. Fingers Crossed =).
this is a great Buckle
it is soo cute i want one but i cant do metal work i dont have the items or the place to do it are you willing to make and send me one?
This is so cute! Have you ever watched the show icarly? There is a character on there that needs this buckle. Very inventive and wonderful craftsmanship!
I wacth icarly with my kids all the time. Which character are you talking about? Thanks for the comment.
Sam...she loves food and one episode she spoke about her membership in the bacon of the month club :-D
Once again you astonish, educate, and amaze. Great job.
This is awesome!
I love bacon and I love your bacon buckle!
I &hearts; this Instructable!<br>

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