New LOWER PRICES! - Faux Turquoise Studs
I have a new supplier so prices have been reduced! 
These small  studs have synthetic turquoise cabochon set into the top, and a peg on the back. Simply drill a hole in the gourd, add a bit of glue and pop them in!

10 pieces - 5mm       $3.50

10 pieces - 6mm       $3.50

10 pcs. 8mm         $3.50  

10 pcs. 10mm       $3.50           
 
10 pcs.  Deep Red  5mm  $3.50

10 pcs.  Bright Red  6.5mm  $3.50

10 pcs.   Black  6mm  $3.50

10 pcs.  Deep Teal 6.5mm  $3.50

NEW - 10 pcs.  Clear Faceted Crystal   
8mm  $3.50

NEW - 10 pcs.  Emerald Green
Faceted Crystal  8mm  $3.50

NEW - 10 pcs.  Aquamarine Blue
Faceted Crystal  8mm  $3.50

NEW - 10 pcs.  Purple
Faceted Crystal  8mm  $3.50
Heavy Cast Decorative Metal Ring

These rings are beautifully cast and polished, and have a lovely design on the rim.  They great when you want a special treatment for the rim of a gourd.  They only come in one size.  The inner opening is about 2 1/2" wide and the outer edge is about 3 1/2" wide.   I've used apoxie sculpt as an adhesive and also as the perfect way to create a smooth blend between the gourd shell and the ring.

$12.50 each
  Real Clock Parts

These parts are from real mechanical clocks and are perfect for steampunk type projects.  Each assortment is different, but all include several gears along with chime hammers, ratchets and other interesting parts.  90% of the parts are solid brass. Limited to stock on hand!

Bag of parts - $7.50

Below: A couple of assortments
Plain Studs -   These small plain studs have a peg on the back. Simply drill a hole in the gourd, add a bit of glue and pop these in for a nice accent.     50 pieces for $1.50  
Metals - Cones, Studs, Tacks, Conchos and more
Rope Edged Floral Conchos
These decorative economy conchos are great for western themed gourds. Each one has a post on the back side - simply drill a hole, add a bit of glue and insert the concho!
10 pieces 1" Concho - $7
Bag of 10
1 1/4"  Tin Cones

Tin Cones 1 1/4" long.   $1 per bag               Brass  Cones 1" long.   $1.25 per bag  Copper Cones  1"  - $1.50 per bag

Use these as decorative accents on masks or as dangles.  Copper cones are now solid copper, not plated.
  Chinese Coins

Good quality replica Chinese coins from the Ching dynasty. 

10 coins for $5                       OR 3 coins for $2
Bag of 10
1" Brass Cones

*Looking for Dichroic Glass Cabochons, Glass Donuts and Drops, and other special items?  Glass Supplies
*Looking for Bone and Shell Beads and other unique items?  Embellishments
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*Looking for Feathered and Beaded Cabochons, Horsehair, Quills, Lacings and other Special supplies?
Special Embellishments
*Looking for Heishi, Turquoise Cabochons, Ammonites and Arrowheads?
Inlay Supplies
Premium Conchos
Premium conchos are much higher quality.  Instead of being stamped out, these are cast and are very rich looking.  Use these when you really want a special accent on your western or leather like gourd projects!
$4 per bag of 50 pieces

Hammered Head - Antique Brass 

Hammered Head - Antique Copper

Smooth Head - Pewter

Smooth Head -Gold Spotted Antique Brass

Smooth Head - Bright Copper
Pewter
Antique Copper
$7.50 per bag of 100 pieces

Hammered Head - Antique Brass 

Hammered Head - Antique Copper

Smooth Head - Pewter

Smooth Head -Gold Spotted

Smooth Head - Bright Copper


Decorative tacks for drum making and decorative use.

Offered in bags of 50 pieces  (or buy 100  and save!)

Head size is approximately 10mm.  Shanks are 1/2" long.   All are made from steel, with various platings and finishes.    

*French brass is a brownish satin finish metallic.  Simulates old brass, but actually has a tarnished copper appearance.

*Pewter is satin finished dull silver color.

*Gold Spotted has mottled antique gold on a French Brass base
3-D Brass Butterflies and Dragonflies

The butterflies are available in 3 sizes for all of your gourd projects. Dragonflies come in one size only.  Butterflies are dimensional and shaped with upspread wings.  Dragonflies are shipped flat, but wings may be bent if desired.  Because they are real brass, they may be patined with oxidizing solutions or may be painted or  torched for color. Glue directly to the gourd surface; attach with a small amont of Apoxie Sculpt, or solder on a small bit of brass rod for mounting into a drilled hole. 
Example to the right has a body painted with acrylics, and patina oxidized wings.

Large - 1 1/2" x 2"
Small - 5/8" x 3/4"
2 pc for $3.50
3 pc for $1.75

2 pc for $2.50

Large - 1 3/4" x 2"
Small - 1" x 7/8"
*Cones are perfect for neat insertions of horsehair into gourd masks.  Simply tie the end of a small bundle of horsehair together with a bit of thread, and use a bit of glue to secure the tied area.

When dry, snip off any excess hair from the end of the glued bundle, and then add a bit more glue and slide the trimmed end into the cone. 

Drill a small hole in the mask, then glue the cone into the hole.  I recommend Weldbond or PC-Universal glue for horsehair insertions - it's strong like epoxy, and it dries clear.  It cleans up easily with water.

Horsehair is available on the
Special Embellishments page.
Metal Feather Charms  These pieces are cast from jewelry quality pewter, and are double sided.  Awesome accents at a budget price!  See penny for size comparison.  Note: Jumbo feathers have an extra loop at the tip of the feather which can be used or removed.

  Small Feathers -  10 pc for $1.50                   Large Feathers     10 pc for $1.50                    Jumbo Feathers 4 pcs for $2

 
Antique Brass -
Hammered Head

Gold Spotted Antique Brass

Bright Copper
"Western Elegance" by Hellen Martin.  Faux turquoise studs are used as accents.
Large hole metal beads  It's difficult to find reasonably priced metal beads that have a hole large enough to allow for stringing on leather thongs and cords.  These silver color beads are about 6mm wide and have shiny, polished finishes.  The hole measures about 1/8" or 4mm - much larger than typical beads.

6 mm size  Approximately 50 pcs.  $2 per bag

3/4" Western Tooled Concho with stone accent   $3
3 pc for $1.75

Bag of 10
1"  Copper Plated Cones

Copper Rope Edge       Copper Geometric Star   
1" Concho - $2.50 each1" Concho - $2.75 each
*Only 2 left in stock      
        


OR 5 pieces for  $10        
PC-Universal Glue - $6

NEW - 1 1/8" SW Starburst Conchos
Silver/Turquoise Silver/Black or Gold/Coral  combinations. 
These are wonderful quality and are domed on the back for easy inlaying into a gourd.  Screw back is included for use on leather or thinner gourds.  The gold metal color is very subtle and attractive; it's almost a silvery gold.  They are slightly larger than the other conchos at 1 1/8" $4 each

Bright Silver/Turquoise            Bright Silver/Black                Gold/Coral

Fine Copper Scrap for Inlay

8 Ounces of real copper for inlay.  The material is fine enough to be set with clear or colored Inlace (the scrap is similar in size to Inlace Nuggets) or other resins. 
$6 for an 8oz bag



2 Ounces of real brass for inlay.  These brass  machine filings have lots of cool twists and curls, and are easier to grind down than the copper since the shavings are not as dense. It looks nice set with clear or colored Inlace or even CA glues.
Note: The brass bag has more in volume than the copper because of how it is finely shaved. It is also easier to grind down.
$2.50  for a 2 oz bag

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See the Project Packets page for the "Metal Inlay" tutorial.
New!  Solid Metal Buttons   11/16" wide

These are really attractive and are very easy to inlay.  Just drill a couple of holes next to each other and enlarge as needed for the button shank to fit.  Press in place with a bit of glue!    

3 pieces - Celtic Design  $1.50     


3 pieces - Leather  Tooled             10 pieces  - Leather Tooled
Design  $1.50      Design   $4.50

Gourd inlaid with copper and black resin.

Below - Brass shavings inlay
  Real Brass Keys

Uncut brass keys for steampunk designs or dangles on gourd wind chimes. 

Bag of 10 assorted keys  - $2.50


New!  Dimensional Pewter Turtle charms.  Really nice looking metal charms with a hole for hanging. 
2 pieces for 1.75


New!  Man in the Maze disc beads.These pewter beads are about 1/8" thick and are drilled from top to bottom so they can be strung or hung.  They are a double sided design (and perfect for inlay because they are flat!)   
2 pieces for $2
Large - 1 1/2" x 2"
Small - 1" x 3/4"
3 pc for $1.75

Medium - 1 1/4" x 1 3/8"
2 pc for $2.50
2 pc for $3.50

Gourd with added metal ring.
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