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Metal glossary

Definitions for metal terminology
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For information about metal wire and findings, please see the Wire and Finding glossaries. Some jewelry-making materials may have a metallic appearance, but contain no metal. These materials include gemstones, glass, and plastic, and may be found as beads and findings. It's important to know what you are using because different materials have different levels of durability.

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