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 $2.50
Metal Cones, Studs and Conchos
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
Single Concho - $1
Tin and Brass Cones are about 1 1/4" long. $1 per bag
Not shown: Brass 3/4" Cones $1 per bag
Use these as decorative accents on masks or as dangles.
Good quality replica Chinese coins from the Ching dynasty.
10 coins for $5
OR 3 coins for $2 *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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Premium conchos are similar to the conchos shown above, but they 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
1" Diablo Concho $4
1 1/4" Diablo Concho $4.50
$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; or for best results 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.
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.
Bag of 16 Small Brass Cones
*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 white 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 glue for horsehair insertions - it's strong like epoxy, and it dries clear.
It cleans up easily with water.
Horsehair is available on the
New! Silver Feathers
These cast metal feathers appear to be silver, but are actually made from jewelry quality pewter. All three styles are two sided and dimensional! Awesome accents at a budget price! See penny for size comparison.
Large Feathers - 2 pc for $1.50Out of Stock Medium Feathers - 8 pc for $1.50 Small Feathers - 12 pc for $1.50Out of Stock
Antique Brass -
Gold Spotted Antique Brass
12 gauge Aluminum Wire is perfect for creating an armature upon which you can build Apoxie Sculpt. It is flexible and strong and will hold clay in place as it cures so it won't sag from its own weight. It can also be used as an inlay material - carve a channel and this easy to manipulate wire can be inserted for a striking accent. $2.50 for 3 yards
Gourd with silver wire inlay.
New - Faux Turquoise Studs
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 size $4.50 10 pieces - 6mm size $4.75
"Western Elegance" by Hellen Martin. Faux turquoise studs are used as accents.
New - Large hole metal beads in gold and silver colors. 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 beads are about 8mm wide (approx 5/16") and come in two colors - both have shiny, polished finishes. The hole measures about 1/8" or 4mm - much larger than typical beads. Priced at $3 for 50 pieces.
Indian Head Nickel Concho (Reproduction, not an actual nickel.) $2 Buffalo Head Nickel Concho (Reproduction, not an actual nickel.) $2
Heavy premium quality engraved concho. Not stamped from thin metal, this one is a quality cast concho.
Large 1 1/4" Engraved Star Concho $2.50
Special Purchase - regular price is $4 each. Limited to stock on hand.
3/4" Western Tooled Concho
with stone accent
1" Mesa Concho with stone accent $4.50