Hot Air Balloon Brass (40mm)
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Hot air balloon up and away. Did you know a sheep, duck and rooster were the passengers if an experimental launch over Paris for 8 min before landing safely in front of Marie Antoinette. It was the beginning of a new craze which typified the regency era and more recently as a motif in jewellery textiles and even wall papers.
hot air balloon
All brass blanks, charms & motifs are brass and manufactured from
original vintage patterns by predominantly hand crafted family owned
companies in Germany, Czech Republic and France dating back to the early
1900s. A few of these companies still survive today and manufacture
original vintage styles.
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WHY WE LOVE WORKING WITH BRASS AND YOU WILL ALSO!
- Brass is highly durable
- Brass is polished easily
- Brass is corrosion resistant
- Brass is green: a highly machinable with less scrap, less rework and less
energy than other materials.
- Brass is lead and nickel free
- Brass has a soft muted honey colouring, which makes it the most complimentary of all metal finishes.
Brass will naturally darken (called a patina) as it ages.
You may like the antique it creates however if you want to bring the piece back to a shiny brass simply:
Boil 1 cup of water, set aside until warm then add a tblsp vinegar and
drop of washing up detergent. Combine all ingredients in a jar &
gently shake for 30 seconds. Dry on a paper towel.
It’s that easy!
“Making good jewellery is made up of three basics…good materials, good tools, and good techniques.”