Vintaj is an eco-friendly company that makes charms of brass, pewter, and copper. Three friends with a passion for designing art and jewelry founded it in 2001.Vintaj goes through a seven-stage process to embellish each and every product by hand, giving each piece a unique color ... Read More and shine. In addition to charms, Vintaj makes embellishments for jewelry, mixed-media pieces, paper crafts, scrapbooking, and textiles. Vintaj also carries Patina Kits, which are inks designed to adhere to metal and give it a beautiful worn effect. The ink is fast-drying and can be set with heat for an even longer life. The kits come in many styles: Antique Coin, with bronze and copper hues; Garnet, Marble, and Earth; Treasured Heirloom, which uses silver and gold hues; and Lapis, Emerald, and Topaz. To seal the metal and extend the life of the patina, apply Vintaj Glaze over paints and metals. A Parents favorite from Vitaj is the Sizzix Big Kick Machine, a special-edition embossing and etching machine that can emboss many different materials in varying themes such as Moonlit Night, Floral Decor, and Woodland Birds.