Britannium, Leather & Free Shipping

I have a few cool things to share with you today.

Faceted quartz rounds, leather, waxed Irish linen, silver plated spacers, britannium end caps.


Same ingredients, slightly different design with hand forged brass button and brass nuggets.

 

I think I have mentioned before that I LOVE working with leather and incorporating it into my jewelry.  I have boxes of leather.  I love the smell, the feel and the look of leather.  Sometimes I just pick up a pile of it and bury my nose in it.  Kind of strange, I know.  I just can’t resist the rich earthy smell.

 I can totally feel my vegan readers cringing right now.

It’s difficult to find high quality and affordable findings and components that work with leather. In particular, substantial end caps for thicker strips of leather.

The awesome folks (Amy and Tony) at Hip Chick Beads have designed a really nice glue-on end cap. Hip Chick Beads is known for their artisan sterling silver charms and findings.   They have the end cap I wanted in silver which is, as you know, a little expensive.  Thankfully, they recently started casting some of their charms and findings in a metal alloy called britannium.

What is Britannium?

Britannium metal is a pewter like alloy that is made up of approximately 93% tin, 5% antimony, and 2% copper.  It has a nice silvery color to it and the weight/feel is very similar to a solid sterling piece.  I ordered a few test pieces and I am very happy with the look and feel.

Britannium has been around a long time and perhaps it’s most famous use is in the Academy Award Oscar statuettes.  The statues are made of britannium plated with gold.  Interesting little factoid – isn’t it?

Free Shipping Deal

 Hip Chick Beads has a free shipping  offer right now so you can try some really awesome britannium charms and findings for a great price.  At checkout enter SHIPFREE in the coupon code box.   You have to hurry, this offer is only good through Friday the 26th of August at midnight.*

Have Fun!

*I don’t receive sponsorhsip or compensation from Hip Chick Beads.  I just share this because I really like their stuff and I think you will find it helpful and interesting.
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4 responses to “Britannium, Leather & Free Shipping

  1. Those bracelets are beautiful and so original! I’m with you…there is nothing like leather!

  2. Tracy
    I love your bracelets, I’m wondering what do you do with all of them? Do you sell them? If you do sell them where?
    Thanks,
    Amy

    • Thanks Amy!

      Just between you an me… : ) I have a large collection of handmade jewelry. I wear some, give some and sell some. I get requests by email to buy things. Let me know if you are you are interested in something – I can send an easy paypal link. There is a store on the horizon – eventually when I feel I can keep it stocked with plenty of unique pieces.

      Have a great day!

      Tracy

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