I cut, polish and drill these lovely metal pieces myself in my petite, two-women workshop in Bloomington, Indiana. I only use the highest quality sterling and gold filled metal, sourced from recycled metal here in the United States. This listing is for one blank piece, hammered, in 20g, but I would be happy to cut any size in any gauge you might need for your designs. If you would like stamping as well, simply contact me and I would be happy to help!
All edges and corners are polished, and all pieces are covered in a protective film to prevent scratches during cutting and shipping. Simply unwrap when you are ready to use.
Drilled holes are 1mm in diameter, but if you need a larger hole drilled, simply let me know.
Sterling silver is dead soft metal and gold filled and rose gold filled are half hard.
This is for a qty of one. I am happy to offer bulk pricing for more!
Information on Gold Filled metal:
Double-clad gold-filled sheet features a 14K yellow gold layer on both sides of a CDA #220 core (90% copper/10% zinc). Gold-filled, or gold overlay, is made by heat- and pressure-bonding a thin layer of karat gold to a brass (or other base metal) core. The "14/20" or "12/10" notation refers to the industry shorthand describing the resulting material. The first number is the karat purity of the gold used; the second number is the amount, by weight, of gold to the substrate material. "14/20" gold-filled material is made with 14-karat gold and the gold represents 1/20th (or 5%) of the total weight of the material. You may occasionally see other notations, too; each will inform you about the material's make-up. For example, "14/40" gold-filled is composed of 14-karat gold that represents 1/40th (or 2.5%) of the overall weight of the material.
• Karat gold covers the brass surface, making it tarnish-resistant. • The value of gold-filled is greater than gold-plated because gold-filled has an actual layer of karat gold, not just a microscopic film. • All of my gold-filled products meet federal quality standards. • Gold-filled jewelry is economical. Your customers enjoy the warm tones of gold at a fraction of the cost of pure gold.