As we explored in our previous post, The Versatility of Vintaj, there are lots of great alternatives to sterling silver and gold-filled components within the beading world. We love singing the praises of companies that create high-quality, beautiful products, and another of our favorite companies that falls into this category is TierraCast.
TierraCast manufactures high-quality plated beads, clasps, bead caps, pendants & more in Santa Rosa, CA — just a hop, skip and a jump from us here in Oakland! TierraCast uses a lead-free tin alloy in their plating process that exceeds the stringent California standards for lead content and complies with the standards for pewter in contact with food and the Consumer Product Safety Commission policy for children’s jewelry. All castings are electroplated using precious metals: fine silver, 22 karat gold, rhodium or copper.
TierraCast’s range of designs is incredible, and we plan to add new styles to our inventory all the time! We already carry a lovely range of their charms, clasps, and bead caps. Come to the shop to check out these pieces in person!