PEWTER LETTEROPENER -FROG
One of our most common and attractive amphibians is the green-tree frog. Its soft moist bright green skin is offset by a white coloured belly. These abundant frogs range from coastal fringes to drier interior regions of West Australia, Northern territory, Queensland, South Australia and New South Wales. They feed mainly on insects and the female lays up to 1000 eggs in a clump, floating on the water until hatched into tadpoles.
Since earlier times, craftsmen have been extracting a small amount of a shiny precious metal (Tin) from a mass of rock, and then using that metal to manufacture articles to decorate their homes.
Tin is the fourth most valuable metal in general use, after Platinum, Gold and Silver, and has been used to manufacture Pewter since those early times.
Modern Pewter is an alloy that contains 92% Tin, 6% Antimony and 2% Copper. The Antimony is used to harden the alloy, and the Copper is used to improve its workability.
To maintain the finish of your Pewter articles, wash in hot water using liquid soap and rinse in almost boiling water. Immediately dry and polish with a soft cloth.
Proudly crafted in Australia by Aradon Pty Ltd. using Australian Tin.
*velvet pouch colours vary / attached story card contains above information