A1 Bead Art Jewelry Supply a terrific source for your bead art jewelry needs, from having your Silk Cord Thread questions answeredto the latest additions of non-seed beads for use in bead weaving such as True2 2mm Czech Glass Fire Polished Beads , True2 2mm Czech Glass Druk Spacer Beads and True2 2mm Czech Glass Pearls. Quality beading tools and supplies, bead stringing supplies; along with Elegant Elements Jewelry Bracelet Clasps & Findings.

Flip Top Tubes are Best Sellers year-round and Bead Craft Storage Containers as bead art jewelry designers and crafter's grow their business and organize their space.

Sections you'll sure want to spend some time in are Czech Glass Beads, and Miyuki Seed Beads

Tierra Cast Findings

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Tierra Cast Fine Silver Plate Antiqued Gold & Antiqued Silver Jewelry Beads & Findings:

Pewter

Pewter is a metal alloy, traditionally between 85 and 99 percent tin, with the remainder consisting of copper and antimony acting as hardeners. Lower grades of pewter may contain as much as 60% lead, giving them a bluish tint.

The Federal Trade Commission and the American Pewter Guild define pewter as a "metal alloy product of which the chemical composition shall be not less than 90% Grade A Tin, with the remainder composed of metals appropriate for use in pewter."

TierraCast uses an alloy called Britannia, composed of 92% tin, 7.5 % antimony and .5% copper. Tin is refined from ore that contains other metals, including lead. A chemical process is used to remove the lead, but trace amounts still remain. Although all pewter contains trace amounts of lead, the term "lead free pewter" is used to describe pewter that meets the stringent FDA standard of less than .05% (or 500 parts per million) lead content in pewter in contact with food.

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