Hand cut from
heavy sheet metal, hand painted in richly crackled, distressed paint.
Using sharp chisels, craftsmen cut the steel plate into shape and hammer
the edges. Others bend, cast and attach the wire hung counterweight and
check balance and swing. Hand
painted faces and important details. The distressed finish is the result
of an old and proven system of combined layers of paint of slightly
different composition. The final step is a hand rub with dark
colored beeswax giving it the final finish and feel. In the manner of
their antique predecessors, our balance toys are true originals. They are uniquely fascinating mechanical devices with
lifelike articulated parts. These balance toys make an interesting artistic gift or
decorative item. Each balance toy is
handmade, hand cut, and hand decorated.