decorative forged iron balcony railing from Mexico

Forged Iron Balcony Railings

Mexico is a source of forged iron balconies and railings in old European style. Some forged iron designs may by too expensive to produce in the US due to labor intensity so more and more contractors and luxury house builders look for their supply down South of the border. There are many iron balcony railing…

wrought iron copper range hood frame

How a Copper Range Hood is Made?

A question how copper range hoods are made pops up regularly when we are discussing with our clients custom work. In general, all Rustica House copper range hoods are made of wrought iron base covered with hammered or smooth metal. It can be copper, zinc or iron as well as tin. It means there are…

handmade black iron decorations

Black Iron Decorations

Black iron can be used in many places around the house. Down in the Southern USA along Mexican border whee there is a great influence of Spanish heritage the iron is used for handmade kitchen, living room and bathroom accessories. Often, a dining tabletop is made of copper or zinc supported by black iron table…

Mexican Tile for Sale

Originally posted on Mexican Tiles:
Mexican tiles are for sale in three different sizes and many patterns. The tiles can be categorized as Spanish hacienda, folk, classic colonial and plain color. Mexican talavera tiles are used for decorating home interior and exterior walls as well as counters and tabletops. Some ceramic artists buy them to…

Made of Hammered Copper

Originally posted on Hammered Copper:
Hammered copper as material for producing various objects of daily home use appeared about three thousand years ago. It was used for domestic pottery and cooking dishes as well as weaponry. Copper is relatively easy to work with because its flexibility and temperature it melts. Now days most often utilized…

Wrought Iron Wall Decorations

It is a beautiful example of wrought iron wall decorations handcrafted in Texas style. An iron frame with some ornaments including Texas star were first hand forged and then made it rusted. Most likely, this wall iron decor creator used acid and water to accelerate oxidation process making it quite rustic. Usually, iron after the…

forged iron interior illumination

Forged Iron Illumination Fixtures

Forged iron lamps and chandeliers are great for rustic interior illumination while converting a room into Spanish style hacienda. Some designs include a lot of elements and others are simple. Making a basic chandelier out of hand forged iron doesn’t mean it is going automatically loose its colonial hacienda character. Rustic forged iron illumination fixtures…