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Pewter with antimony

The only Pewter casting shot I can find is alloyed with 5% Antimony. Has anyone used this and any idea if there are toxic safety issues with its use with Jewellery please?

I would look up the pewter society and check their FAQs or ask them.

For small jewellery items that should be safe to wear. You would be more at risk in working with the pewter. And that risk seems tiny

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Thanks for that, I do cast outside so as you say, low risk to myself.

Don’t they put antimony in now instead of lead? but it sounds like it’s bets to use outside and/or wear a mask etc!

Cheers, Amanda

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Hi Amanda, Yes, it seems it is added to give strength to the metal and this Pewter is used for food and drink items so it must be safe enough.