Vintaj is a wonderful and unique jewellery making material. Each piece is made from 100% brass, containing no nickel or lead, and has not been chemically treated. This gives a beautiful, natural appearance that is perfect for bringing bohemian flair to your designs. We love the contrast that this gives against some of our other favourite materials, such as Swarovski crystals: the mix of shine from the crystal and earthy tones of the vintaj gives a wonderfully modern finish. Why not try creating a necklace with a vintaj pendant and a single Swarovski bicone for an easy piece with major impact?
Unlike other plated or precious metals, vintaj is made to be manipulated and has become much sought after for its ability to be customised. The metal has a malleable quality which makes it ideal for stamping, hammering, bending, twisting, texturizing or even polishing to a mirror-like high sheen. This does not mean that vintaj products are not hard-wearing, however! To toughen any piece, simply hammering lightly will toughen the metal so that your latest design will not alter from the perfection that you have created. You can also alter the colour of the metal easily with special patinas which work like magic to transform the pieces to anything from bright colours to a vintage, worn in finish. This gives a brilliant scope to follow the latest vintage trends, ideal for those who want that heirloom look with the added hand-made factor.