:) I'm flattered that people thought the belt was my idea, but no, I'd seen several versions online and even tutorials (although the belt is simplicity itself and doesn't need instruction). Check out some of the variations: Here and here and here and here and here (I love Bari J.'s work - all of it - but how about these glitzy buckles?).
Still haven't decided on whether or not to add any additional embellishment to the belt (beading, embroidery like on the cuffs) - no hurry, if I decide to do play with it some more, I can