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TierraCast is a USA based company that specializes in quality pewter cast components for the jewelry making industry. The TierraCast product line provides affordable, quality components that compliment a wide range of jewelry and beadwork.
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TierraCast What's Your Sign Collection includes 12 zodiac charms in both antique silver and antique gold. Better yet, they are double sided! One side captures the symbol and zodiac name and the second side encompasses iconic images symbolizing each sign.
TierraCast Christmas Past Collection includes charms that represent the iconic imagery of the holiday season bringing back fond memories from yesteryear. Use these decorative charms in your next xmas, holiday or winter jewelry project or simply string them for christmas tree decorations.
or try one of these wonderful charms on your next jewelry project
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Glossary for TierraCast products:
Antique Silver (SA-12) components are fine silver plate Britannia pewter with an antiqued finish.
Black Finish (BLK-13) components are Britannia pewter with a black finish which is an oxidized tin alloy plate with a clear lacquer coating.
Antique Copper (CA-18) components are copper plated Britannia pewter with an antiqued finish.
Bright Gold (GB-25) components are Britannia pewter gold plated to an 18k color and a medium luster.
Antique Gold (GA-26) components are Britannia pewter gold plated to an 18k color and a medium luster with an antiqued finish.
Brass Oxide (BO-27) components are Britannia pewter with an antiqued brass style finish. The color is a perfect complement for vintage-inspired designs.
Antique Pewter (PA-40) components are actually not a plated finish, but rather a chemical oxidization of unplated pewter castings and lacquered to resist tarnish.
Bright Rhodium (RB-61) components are rhodium plated Britannia pewter given a layer of silver under the Rhodium to improve the overall color.
TierraCast Niobium components (NB) are pure niobium which is a hypo-allergenic metal that is strong and yet flexible. The colors are created by refracted light, do not use paint or dye and do not negate the metal's hypo-allergenic qualities.
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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