When it comes to pewter trinkets, if you can dream it, the team at Treasure Cast can create it. Owned and operated by Steve Blom in Boise, Treasure Cast is home to jewelry, keychains, buttons, cufflinks, buckles, pins, and much more.
According to Steve, one of the best things about creating treasures is “being able to come up with an idea and make it come into reality. I enjoy the creative process whether it is jewelry, woodworking, welding or drawing.” Each design is drawn, drilled, filed, engraved, hammered, and soldered by hand, and then the molds and models are made. Once ready for casting, the lead-free pewter is cast into the rubber molds and spun in a casting machine. The pieces are finished by oxidizing and buffing, then assembled, plated, and/or receive additional colored resin. Amazingly, Steve and the crew at Treasure Cast can have a simple design ready for production in as little as one day. Most of the products fall into a couple styles: Celtic, medieval / renaissance, steampunk, sports, and running and triathlon jewelry. They even make pieces that celebrate Idaho.
Though originally from California, Steve spent some of his teenage years in Jerome. “My father and grandfather were both watch repairmen. When I graduated from high school I considered going into that work, but my dad discouraged that idea. At that time, it was one of the dying trades. Inexpensive, disposable watches were the most common. As a kid, I liked rock collecting and thought it would be fun to work with gems. Unfortunately, there weren't any opportunities in that field in Jerome.” After learning how to manufacture jewelry for 13 years in California, Steve settled in Boise. “We've been in Boise going on twenty-five years and think Boise is a great place to raise a family and do business.”
Treasure Cast has some unique pieces for reenactors. Some of their cloak clasps have been used in tv shows like “Once Upon a Time” and “Flash Forward”. You may have even seen their belt buckles at Texas Roadhouse. That these pieces are made right here in Idaho is incredible. “We are local. You can see what we make on our website or stop by the shop. If you like we'll show you how we make everything,” offers Steve.♦