About Handcrafted Pewter!

The Handcrafted Pewter studio, and foundry, is located in beautiful Fort Myers, Florida, USA, and is owned by Artisan, Angi Winebrenner, and her husband, Daren Winebrenner.

Handcrafted Pewter began in the early 1980’s with handmade Christmas ornaments sold at craft fairs.  These pieces quickly evolved into pendants, pins, earrings, and key chains. As time passed and requests were made, we added to the line were a series of wall crosses and plaques, desk accessories and labyrinths. Most recently developed has been a series of starfish, inspirational tea light holders and prayer rings.

Pewter is the chosen medium because of its reflective softness of color, affordable elegance, and because it does not tarnish.  Pewter is an alloy metal, which in essence means that it is mixture of natural materials that together form a new material.  Combining percentages of tin, copper and antimony makes pewter, engineered to melt and solidify in a way that is different from the way that the pure metals do.

The Process and Results

Designs are first etched or carved, and then a rubber mold is made for casting. Molten pewter, at temperatures ranging from 460-550 degrees Fahrenheit is ladled into the rubber mold in a centrifugal casting machine. When the casting has cooled, each piece is cut from the cast and then uniquely aged.  Finally, each piece is individually hand finished to bring out the rich qualities of pewter, while being inspected for quality and consistency.  

Handcrafted Pewter’s goal is your satisfaction and pride in the products you choose.  We offer unique designs with consistent and exceptional quality, and we are confident that your customers will enjoy our designs for years to come.  

About Angi Winebrenner - Artisian/Owner

Angi Winebrenner was born in snowy Indiana and moved to Florida as fast as she could. Married to a wonderful man, Daren, 3 fabulous girls, Sundance, who is my Sunshine, Cheyanne a fly girl for sure and Montanna the super Nanny.  And a much-loved puppy dog Josie, whose super model qualities let her to be featured on our dog tag page. I have been doing arts and crafts for as long as I can remember.  I still enjoy applying permanent make-up to anyone who will hold still long enough.  

Angi says "Once you realize that you are in control of your own destiny, life becomes full of possibilities!" 
Angi's favorite quote is by Charles Swindoll and everyday it is the inspiration for her life and business. "The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than success, than what other people think, say or do. It is more important than appearance, gift, or skill. It will make or break a company...a church...a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... The only thing we can do is play on the string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our attitudes."