Beaten Pewter Brooch, Jewellery, Handmade in Finest Pewter, By William Sturt


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By buying real pewter you are supporting a rural craftsman, whose every piece is hand cast & has a unique charm & character that is impossible to get with mass produced accessories. We use exclusively eco-friendly Britannia Pewter which is 92% tin, 6% antinomy & 2% copper & has been the premium pewter mix since 1769 when it was discovered by James Vickers. It is of course lead & nickel free, food friendly & hypo allergenic. Many of our pieces make wonderful wedding or 10th (tin) wedding anniversary gifts & you have the reassurance that we guarantee them for life. Although our highly polished pewter looks like silver, it doesn’t tarnish like silver & can be cleaned with soapy water & dried with a soft cloth. When William makes a new piece, he first carves a master in wax then builds a silicone mould. Once a cavity has formed around the original piece, the hard part begins. Tiny ducts are cut into the mould to allow molten pewter to flow into each cavity, & air to escape during casting. The correct placement of these ducts is crucial. Once William is happy with a mold he will spend an hour or two testing & adjusting it, then start casting & the pieces produced are left to cool then cleaned up by hand to remove any roughness from the casting. The next step is to polish, dry & inspect each piece; box it & send it off to its lucky new owner. Orders are made the day of purchase; posted within 24 hours & presented in a top quality gift box with black velvet pad & with a certificate of origin & authenticity. Beaten Pewter Brooch, Jewellery, Handmade in Finest Pewter, By William Sturt