So, Heather and I went out and got some new metals for melting. Here’s a picture of what we got.
Now, the four chunks of metal on the top row is pewter. It’s 92% Tin, 7.75% Alimony, and .25% copper. It’s a perfect casting metal. The bottom layer is pure zinc. The reason we decided to buy that is because where Pewter is $18 a pound, Zinc is way cheaper, at 2 dollars a pound.
So, we’re going to experiment with melting Zinc, seeing if it makes just as good of pendants, without oxidizing or tarnishing, and if it’s a comparable metal that works just as well, we’ll stick with that.