» Beading Definition: Pewter
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." Due to increasing concerns about the presence of lead in pewter alloys, and the potential health hazards of lead, it is best to be certain that any pewter components you use be made of a stringently tested lead-free pewter alloy such as the Britannia alloy.
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