Jess Bates, owner. metalsmith

All of our belt buckles are individually hand-forged       970 319 1697     Updated 1/15/22

It's happened I'VE RETIRED.

However, I will continue to produce work part-time on a mail order-only basis. Please plan ahead to allow for shipping time. There is no longer any place in the RF Valley where these can be picked up.


At the moment I have very limited stock inventory available, (see links below) and NEW service I'll also be re-selling Used Pieces for clients at a lower cost to the public. Both will be posted as I have them available.


I will keep some limited inventory of small items in stock and they will be posted on this website.

Finished belt buckles for immediate purchase will also be posted.


I am no longer taking custom orders or taking names for a waiting list. What is shown on the in-stock pages (not the pricing pages) is what is available for purchase. (on a phone look for the small white menu bars).


Pricing changes: Volatility in the metal markets! At the moment silver and gold are fluctuating between 166% and 200% of previous prices. I am keeping new pricing at the lower end of these for as long as I can.  I have not instituted any upwards price changes in 18 years so I guess it is overdue.

Find current pricing HERE: Buckles  or Accessories There is still a local's Discount. See guidelines HERE.


Thank you all for your loyal support and patronage, it’s been a pleasure.

Jess Bates


About buying and selling used Hayes pieces click here

all about belts


Follow the link above for great sources of quality belts

Watch my 1-minute video demonstration on how our belt buckles are made.