Brass Finding - Connector with 4mm Oval or Marquise Setting Pkg - 10
This brass element was stamped using the original vintage die and press in use since 1904 in a factory that has been producing stampings and jewelry findings for 4 generations. Save bundles by using these raw stamping and adding your own finish. It's very quick and easy to patina or antique brass. Follow the instructions below for a wonderful finish.
The sample shown above has an antique oxidized heat patina. Brass
oxidizes to a beautiful warm brown color that is easy to reproduce.
Follow these easy instructions to create an antique oxidized heat patina on raw brass:
- Abrade the surface of the metal lightly with a 30 grit 3M Bristle disc or Scotchbrite pad.
- Heat the raw brass slowly with an oxidizing flame (for a butane torch, keep the end of the flame about 1 inch away from the surface of the metal). Heat slowly to build up oxidation. Air cool or quench in water and dry.
- Remove the oxidation from the high spots by buffing lightly with a coarse Scotchbrite pad or wheel, or use a steel scratch brush.