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& Minerals Information
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Aspects & Attributes of Metal
I've been very drawn lately to continuing
my beaded jewelry and as I was shopping for beads I came across
many different types of metals. Does anyone know the benefits/negatives
of metals, particularly vermeil and pewter? Many thanks and
Vermeil is sterling silver,
heavily electroplated with yellow gold and was very common in
the eighteenth century. All Vermeil is very hard wearing since
silver and gold are both precious metals, with similar properties.
Today it is a familiar metal used in beading. Pewter is a metal
alloy containing more than one ingredient ... for example: tin,
antimony, bismuth, copper, lead, which after combining with
each other, form a new metal. Often it takes on new characteristics,
such as color, density, higher or lower melting points, weight,
etc. The properties of Pewter vary depending on the nature of
the added materials. Lead, when added, imparts a bluish tinge
and increased malleability, antimony adds whiteness and hardness.
Other metals including copper, bismuth, and zinc can also be
added. If anyone is purchasing Pewter, be cautious of the amount
of lead content.
Thank you Lotus.
Lift up the self by the Self,
And don't let the self droop down, For the Self is the self's
only friend, And the self is the Self's only foe.
(((Baeldorn))) Glad I
could help. I am wondering if you feel drawn to "Selenite"
for your own personal use? If not perhaps you might consider
it. Also as I type I hear drums in the distance, the beat seems
like ... boom ... boom ... boom ... a steady rhythm, not to
heavy-handy but similar and steady. I believe it is an African
drum I am hearing and now I am seeing the image of a Warrior,
bluish colored headdress, face is painted three colors, black,
red and white. Headdress also has black, red, white and bright
blue tones. He holds a spear in his left hand and there seems
to be some kind of design carved down the handle, looks like
outlines of animals, there are also some decorative squiggly
type lines. Very graceful in their flow. I haven't any idea
why I am typing this...hopefully you might.
Bael *hug* Vermeil is sterling silver, heavily electroplated
with yellow gold and was very common in the eighteenth century.
All Vermeil is very hard wearing since silver and gold are both
precious metals, with similar properties. Today it is a familiar
metal used in beading.
this interesting. Thank You Lotus! Bael, this seems to fit right
in with you. Being it is Sterling Silver (feminine/moon) &
Yellow Gold (masculine/sun). It is keeping a BALANCE within
the metal my friend. Just as you "Go in balance."
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