Pewter 'Picture Frame' Pendants - Vintage
Our pewter pendants were made in the USA and China using fair trade practices, be sure to read the description for details. They are cast using 100% lead and cadmium free pewter. The picture pendants are filled with a clear resin. The pictures below are a small representation of the items we have available. Click on the image to see our complete selection.
What is pewter? Pewter is alloy metal which combines tin, copper and antimony together; modern day pewter contains no silver. Pewter was a widely used metal during colonial times in the United States. At that time it was used to make kitchen & tableware, jewelry and other goods. In past times lead was added in the production, but today it is not as this has been found to be a health hazard. A newly purchased object made out of pewter will generally be very shiny. Though it doesn't tarnish, over a period of time pewter may change to have a slightly grayer look. This should not be considered a flaw in the piece because this is a natural process of the metal reacting to various elements. Pewter can be cleaned with soap and water.