One of the fun things about the Vintaj Natural Brass range is the variety of altered blanks, which can be used for a whole host of projects. The Rustic series blanks each have a weather-worn look, making them appear naturally aged, and as the wear on every piece is individual it gives a unique finish to each item. That look can be further altered by the use of die stamps or by applying decorative treatments to the underlying brass surface.
By connecting blanks together you can make unique and distinctive bracelets or necklaces – use jump rings and beads for contrast and to form flexible connectors; or decorate the blanks by glueing or punching designs or letters onto the surface. You can even alter the shape of the blank by gently bending it to suit your design. The altered blanks come in a range of sizes too, so you can make delicate earrings or big bold necklaces, but all with that same flair.
Blanks can be mixed with beads, feathers or other decorative features, or several blanks can be used together to create great-looking jewellery items. They can be used on other craft projects as well as jewellery so are incredibly versatile; for example they can be used when making bookmarks, mobile phone charms, or as decorations for scrap-booking, paper crafts, sewn or leather items.
Vintaj Natural Brass blanks work equally well for both male and female jewellery: the larger blanks would make a perfect set of faux military-style dog-tags, or use them to make fun and fashionable steampunk-style jewellery. Combine brass blanks with pretty glass or ceramic beads for a softer female look.
Whether you are making something chunky and masculine or delicate and feminine, the Vintaj range is bound to have something that will suit your next project.