Items can be electroplated in gold, silver or even copper. This involves using an
electric current to bond a layer of metal onto the surface of the pewter. The plated
surface is quite durable and can be polished.
There are various shades of gold available - the buckle in the picture to the right
has been plated in 24 carot gold. Copper plating can be used to give a bronze finish
Cold cast enamelling involves the use of coloured resins that are poured into a hollow
in an object which upon hardening gives a high gloss finish which is very hard wearing.
A wide range of colours are available. The Belt Buckle above has been enamelled
in Bottle Green. The brooch to the left has been enamelled in blue.