Custom Family Crest Coat of Arms Heraldry Brooch Pin in solid Bronze
I think I've found my calling. Apparently I was born 500 years too late.
Because I really, really, REALLY love making crests and coats of arms. But, 500 years ago they probably wouldn't have let me touch the tools anyway, being a female and all. So, I guess now is good. :D
Here is an example of a coat of arms made into beautiful brooch of solid bronze. I take an example of the crest, and redraw it to create a black and white line drawing which I then use to create a stamp from a polymer compound. That stamp then is used to make a bas-relief image in the bronze clay, which polishes up beautifully in the finished object. Metal clay is a fabulous new material that fuses when fired at really high temperatures into solid metal! This is not a ceramic item with a metal coating.
The amount of detail that can be included is pretty amazing.
The cost varies, but the 1 1/8" (3.5 cm) diameter sized example shown in the first picture would run about 175.00 There is a solid bronze pin and catch assembly soldered to the back.
More than pin can be made from the same stamp, in either bronze or silver. Additional pieces would cost less, because the stamp is being reused.
Please allow about two to three weeks for fabrication. Contact me to ask about having your own treasure created!