CELTIC BRONZE BRAIDS
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The Celtic Bronze Braids
featured here are the beginning of a series of border braids created in sizes to fit well with 4", 6", and 8" tiles and come in 1-1/2" x 6" x 3/16" and 2" x 8" x 3/16" lengths meant to work with each other to create custom overall patterns. The corner braids are small squares intended to fit with the longer braids and the end braids can be used to create a terminal to the basic braid if a straight line is what's desired. These can be assembled in different orders and patterns, and flipped end for end to create balance in your design. The color differences in these pictures are just to help show the interweaving of the braids, but the actual tiles have a black background and a uniform patina on the knots with a color choice of a Chestnut Red, a Bronze Brown, and Gold. The knot can also be left as polished raw metal, so it'll patina naturally over time and take on colors that depend on your actual environment.
I realize that these are fairly expensive, and I apologize for that, but they are also expensive for me to have cast. At the foundry they normally charge by the pound, but when it comes to small stuff like this, they charge by the item because they have to put in a minimum amount of work now matter how small it might be and the smaller items are more tedious to deal with. The price of fuel to melt the metal has gone up and the price of copper, which is 92.5% of what the bronze is made of, has tripled since I last changed any prices. The amount of metal in a 2" x 8" braid is the same as what goes into a 4" x 4" tile and it requires the same amount of prep work, as well as finish work so I needed to make adjustments. The prices reflect what it takes in order for me to want to do this more than once. Each piece is individually cast and hand worked, signed, and dated.
I am open to special orders and commisioned work, and multiples are going to be less expensive, per item, than just one of a kind. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
|Basic Celtic Corner and Braid
Corner tiles - minimum order of 4
1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 1/4" tiles - $45 each
2" x 2" x 1/4" tiles - $55 each
1-1/2" x 6" x 1/4" tiles - $70 each
2" x 8" x 1/4" tiles - $120 each
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Last updated on January 9, 2008