FAQs - Altered Art Jewelry, Brass Charms, & Steampunk Accessories
What exactly is a stamping?
Stampings are made of brass and shaped cold by a press or other methods. They are usually single sided and very light (not always- please inquire about specific items.)
What exactly is a casting?
Castings are made of pewter (tin) and other metals and are poured molten into a mold. They tend to be heavy and dimensional (not always - please inquire about specific items.) To protect the color, castings are often sealed with a lacquer.
What Is Verdigris Patina?
Verdigris patina is achieved through the use of chemicals that changed the metals to a great aged look , I seal the patina with a light coat of ren wax and then polish the items to a beautiful sheen , that brings out all the details.
What exactly is vintage tooling?
We carry a broad selection of charms made from brass and other materials that are made the same way as they were made over fifty years ago. They include sentimental sayings, cool graphics, designs and motifs that have been all but forgotten.
What is steampunk?
Steampunk is basically a combination of science fiction and 19th century elements. Our jewelry and other items complement as steampunk accessories.
What is altered art?
The definition of altered art can differ according to the source. It can be associated with existing art that is altered or changed to create something new. It also relates to creating a new piece of art from ordinary or common objects. Altered art jewelry can give jewelry new life.
How do you handle back orders?
Your requests will be filled in the order received. In the event that an item you'd like to purchase has gone out of stock, it will be noted on the enclosed invoice
Can you find other items I may need?
Yes, of course. Send me a picture of what you're looking for and I'll do my best to try and find it for you.
How quickly does the order get filled?
Domestic shipping goes out in 4-6 days. I use the USPS First class mail. If you have special needs just email me. International shipping goes out 4-6 days. I use the USPS First class mail. If you have special needs just email me.
On international shipping there is NO tracking numbers unless you send it priority. If you are concerned about your package arriving safely and in a timely manner I strongly suggest you have it sent registered mail this way it will be insured and track able. I am not responsible for items once they are shipped. They will not be replaced if lost in the mail.
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