Dear Customer - we are busy!

We're in a peak busy time at the moment -- please expect a 3 week delay on orders placed at this time.  Due to Christmas shipping deadlines, we can't ensure delivery prior to Christmas for orders placed after 4th November. You are welcome to call or send a message if you have queries, your custom and patience is greatly appreciated.

 

Dear Customer ... we're busy!

We're in a peak busy time at the moment -- please expect a 3 week delay on orders placed at this time.  Due to Christmas shipping deadlines, we can't ensure delivery prior to Christmas for orders placed after 4th November. You are welcome to call or send a message if you have queries, your custom and patience is greatly appreciated.

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Engraved Bookmark

For book-lovers we've made a handforged and engraved bookmark and you can add your own special text, quote or message.
$45.00
(Incl. 10% tax)
Engraving fist side:

Engraving second side:

Cord colour:

Font Style:

Customer Note:

For book-lovers we've made a handforged and engraved bookmark and you can add your own special text, quote or message.

They're hand-forged using traditional blacksmith techniques and hammered around the edges to produce a rustic natural edge. We've added a tassel made from faux suede leather in either black or tan to make it really easy to find your place.  To personalise your bookmark, we hand-engrave a quote or message on either one or both sides.  Our engraving is done by hand using traditional techniques.  A perfect and personal gift for friends, teachers, partners and all book lovers.  The bookmark can also be ordered without engraving.

The specifications for bookmark are:

  • 155mm x 25mm, 2.5mm thick
  • Hand-made and hand-engraved
  • Drilled hole + faux suede leather cord in either of black or tan
  • Polished and varnished
  • Approx weight: 70g
  • Shipping size: Small satchel

Engraving

The price of engraving depends on the quantity of characters in your message, quote or script.  The character count includes the spaces between the words.  The bookmark can be engraved on one or both sides, it's up to you.  There are limitations though, the maximum number of characters is 60 (including spaces between words).  If your message is longer than 60 characters, you have the option to break it up into 2 messages and use both sides of the bookmark. Examples and some suggestions are:

  • 3/9/14 ♥ S & J  - 14 characters
  • 03/09/2014 ♥ S & J  - 18 characters
  • 33°39'25.3"S 115°19'54.6"E  - 26 characters
  • For all our stories yet to be written - 37 characters
  • Happy 6th Anniversary to my special love ♥ - 42 characters
  • I love you for all that you are and all you're yet to be - 55 characters
  • Every chapter is better than the one before ♥ 03/09/2014 S & J - 60 characters
  • A singe loveheart or infinity symbol can be chosen instead of words - pricing is for 1-15 characters

The font style we use for engraving depends on the number of characters.  For messages or quotes up to about 45 characters, we can use a Cursive Script, for longer messages and quotes we will use Engravers Gothic style, which is an uppercase sans serif style.  If you'd like to specify a font style, you can do so using the options above, we'll do our best but due to space required for some messages, we may have to use a font choice other than your chosen one.

Please tell us what you'd like for engraving in the Customer Note box above,  Plus you'll also find another box for last minute comments at checkout. Click on the Engraving Details button below which shows in detail where our Customer Note boxes are located.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How long before the product I like can be shipped?

We keep most of the more popular items we make in stock. If an item is in stock, it may be able to be sent on the day we receive your order, or depending on time of day and any customising, it may be sent on the following day. If you are running short on time, you could call or email us to check what we have available to ship immediately, or ask how long before the item can be made and ready for shipping.

Some of the items that we don't hold in stock are the Jewellery Boxes or Fireside Tools, because these have many options and variables, eg. colour of fabric lining, style of handles and type of tools. Our iron rings also need to be made to size, but as these are quick to make, they may only take an extra day or so.

Old Iron
New Iron
Traditional wedding anniversary metals
Caring for Iron & Steel jewellery

Iron is a base metal and is not as stable as gold, silver or stainless steel. When it comes into contact with oxygen in the air or water, it will try to combine with the oxygen to create an iron oxide. We know this as rust. This is the reason why you seldom see iron in its naked state. Iron is protected in various ways: paints, glazes, varnishes, oils and waxes. Your jewellery piece has had a quality clear varnish applied to help protect it.

Your jewellery loves to be worn often. The oils in your skin help to condition the metal much like when you season a cast iron skillet (typically rinse, dry and apply an oil then heat it briefly - no soap as that is corrosive). Your iron jewellery can be treated similarly. Keep it dry and rub a little oil occasionally if it was exposed to water.

If it does get wet with substances like soaps & detergents, chlorine or salt water, rinse it with clean water and dry thoroughly using a hair dryer or leave it in the sun briefly. Apply some oil, you can use coconut oil, olive oil, or any other oil safe for cooking. Rub it on and buff it off.

Some people like to hang and display their jewellery. That would be great...as long as you aren't doing so in a steamy bathroom. Water and humidity are its foes.

How to care for iron / steel
Iron is a base metal

Testimonials

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

Artist at Home

Roger Paine operates from his studio at home in Busselton.  He's happy to meet with clients interested in a custom-made project or design work.  Please give Roger a call - business hours 9:00am - 4:30pm Mon-Sat

   info@art2iron.com.au

   Roger & Wendy :: 0409 522 469