Shopping: Master Craftsmen

Master Craftsmen Shop was first opened in March 1982.  They are now located on North Boundary Street a block behind Merchants Square and a few doors down from Massey’s Camera Shop.

Their bracelets and their jewelry line are made in the workroom upstairs . All of their precious metals and findings are purchased in the USA.  Most of the bracelets are silver but they do offer 14 karat gold and gold-filled bracelets. Gold filled wire is made by heat and pressure bonding a thin layer of gold to a brass core. The value of gold-filled is greater than gold-plated because gold-filled has an actual layer of karat gold.

The Master Craftsmen pewter line is also made from pewter that is purchased in the USA. Pewter is an alloy composed of at least 90% tin, with smaller amounts of other metals added, mostly copper and antimony. It may also be used as liquid metal to cast different forms such as handles or ornaments.  The cups, plates and bowls are spun on a lathe where flat circular disks of pewter are forced over a wood or metal chuck. Special tools are used to bend the pewter into the desired shape. Most of their pieces have our “MC” symbol stamped on them. Since 1985 they have designed a new angel ornament for their pewter ornament collection.  This also includes a wide variety of animals.

Engraving is also offered on many of their pieces. This is especially popular since it personalizes a piece and makes it a memorable keepsake.

Master Craftsmen 221 North Boundary Street  Williamsburg, Virginia   (757) 253.2993

About hemphillbrett

Floorcovering specialist
This entry was posted in Colonial Williamsburg, Shopping, Williamsburg and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s