Brass Images was established in 1988 in the coastal town of Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. The long lasting success of the project is due to the fact that the group develops new designs on a regular basis. Solid Brass and copper are the base materials of the product. The artisans apply extreme heat to create the interesting patterns and effects on the jewelry. Each item is entirely handmade, with no dyes and each piece is always one of a kind! Brass Images employs people from the local community to help create the high quality jewelry. As the demand grows, the organization hires and trains more artisans, providing sustainable income in an area in need of employment.