brass is ideal for emulating ancient and old world "gold" jewelry, creating historial golden crowns
of royality and of papal and religious significance, for embellishing costumes, cosplay and fantasy designs with
medalions and banding, as well as creating decorative home accessories, mosiac medalions, hardware, furniture trims
DESIGN ELEMENTS AND GENRES
my etsy shop to see my selection of vintage, new and hand oxidized jewelry findings, brass banding
and gallery wire, trims and medalions with historial design elements including Tribal, Egyptian, Grecian, Greco
Roman, French Rocco, Celtic, Victorian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and more. I also have many components with
fantasy design elements for old world or futuristic creations.
WHAT IS BRASS MADE OF?
Brass is an alloy (mixture) of copper and zinc in variable proportions. Depending
on the proportion of copper to zinc, the color of brass can vary from yellow/gold to green, to a redish
The more copper, the more red to
brown tone...the more zinc, the more yellow to green tone.
HISTORY OF BRASS
Antique dealers are familiar with the term "Pinchbeck Jewelry".
It was named for Christopher Pinchbeck (1670-1732),
who was a well known clock & watch maker in London where he made and sold jewelry as well as watches and clocks.
His discovery looked
like gold, but actually contained no gold!
While the actual formula was keep secret, many believed it contained 4 parts copper and 3 parts
The mixing of
copper & zinc to make a gold color metal is today known as...BRASS!