Monday, 9 June 2008

Give old brass an new charm.

I love to collect old brass..stampings, charm... made from old dies is the 40's, 50's and right upto the 80's. Made from costume jewellery, toy and others orignally design for use in furniture. I buy these from all over the world but most of them come from the US and not in a very attractive state when they arrive. Most are covered in tranish and years and years of dust and oil. but that's part of the fun...sorting out the the usable piece from the them up and wondering what desing in can incorpate them into.
I hope to run a series of online workshops during the summer, on selection, cleaning and using brass charms and stampings in basic jewellery design.

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