This brooch is handmade in Tweed, Ontario and is made of 100% lead free pewter.
Watson Pewter began in Peterborough in 1972 by Marjorie & Gordon Watson. For many years the Watson’s had a beautiful shop in downtown Peterborough, but after deciding to retire in 1998 they closed the shop. At that time their daughter Ruth and her husband Grant took over the business and have been running it from their backyard workshop near Tweed, Ontario. They attend many craft shows to sell their beautiful pewter art, and also offer it at various locations across the country.
The pewter pieces are lead free, earring wires, posts and backs are made from surgical steel.
Pewter requires very little care; wash by hand with soap and water. It can be cleaned with a paste of baking soda on a damp cloth or with silver polish. Test on an inconspicuous spot first.