Vintaj® natural brass® jewelry components offer you quality vintage-look brass beads, jewelry findings and embellishments made in the USA! Both nickel-free and lead-free compliant, Vintaj natural brass consists of 85% copper and 15% zinc, and the antiqued brass look does not come from a plating. Furthermore, each natural brass component goes through a 7-stage hand-embellishing process. Many of these intricate brass jewelry components are inspired by art deco and art nouveau styles, which makes them great for vintage-look jewelry, mixed-media art, and more! Vintaj natural brass works well with Rings & Things' extensive line of antiqued brass beads and findings, so don't be afraid to mix and match!