Vintaj® Natural Brass * Arte Metal * Artisan Copper
Natural Brass, Arte Metal and Artisan Copper is not plated or treated with chemicals. All Vintaj® products are made in the USA and are 100% nickel and lead free. Natural Brass is 85% copper and 15% zinc and Arte Metal is a ferrite-based alloy.
Vintaj® recommends using a metal screw-down hole punch when punching the Arte Metal blanks. This is due to the harder nature of the metal. You may use either of the metal punches we sell on the Natural Brass blanks or Copper blanks as this is a softer metal.
Both Natural Brass, Arte Metal and Artisan Copper lends itself to coloring and aging using Ranger Ink® Products. Check our Idea Gallery for sample jewelry using inking and riveting techniques.
Check out our online demos from Vintaj® and Ranger® under Demonstration Videos and Instruction. We are, of course, always happy to demonstrate these techniques in our retail store!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a decorivet? A decorivet is a piece with 2-4 brads. You can create a connector by turning a loop with your round nose plier or simply clip them off and sand as necessary.
What is a Bric-A-Brac? A Bric-A-Brac is a new finding. We typically use two, back to back, or glue or rivet them to other parts.
- IDEA GALLERY NEW DESIGNS!
- Swarovski® Crystal Christmas Kits!
- Riveting and Leather Findings
- KUMIHIMO SUPPLIES
- SUPERDUO SEED BEADS
- TWIN SEED BEADS
- Vintaj® DecoEmboss and DecoEtch Dies by Sizzix®
- GEMSTONE BEADSTRANDS
- +BASE METAL FINDINGS
- +BULK BASE METAL PLATED CHAIN
- FRESHWATER PEARLS
- +NATURAL SHELL & CORAL BEADS
- WOOD & COCONUT BEADS
- Nunn Design®
- Vintaj® Patinas & Ranger® Alcohol Ink Products
- +Tierracast® Pewter
- Tierracast® Buttons and Bails
- +Tierracast® Value Bags - Beadcaps & Spacers MORE FOR LESS!
- Tierracast® Charms, Links, & Decorative Beads
- Clasps (Toggles & Hook-n-Eyes)
- Bead Caps
- Tierracast® Christmas Past Charms & Holiday Components
- Frightful & Delightful (Halloween Charms)
- Euro Beads (Large Hole Beads)
- Vintage Tattoo & Viva Mexicana Charms
- Western Charms
- Fantasy & Pirate Charms
- Sea Life Beads and Charms
- Crosses - Rosary Centers - Cross Bars - Judaica
- Global Spirit
- Leaf Charms
- New Designer Collection!
- Picture & Bead Frames
- +Vintaj® Natural Brass * Arte Metal * Artisan Copper
- Czech Handmade Glass Spikes
- +CzechMates® Two-Hole Glass Beads
- Furnace (Cane) Glass
- +Wire * Leather * Tools * Stringing Supplies
- Video Demonstrations and Instruction