Wednesday, January 6, 2010
You may ask, “Why brass?” Well, I would say for several reasons. From a usability standpoint, when polished, it can give you a gold-like appearance. It is a softer metal than most others and is relatively tarnish-free, hence making it ideal for decoration. In this respect, Brass elements can have many applications, such as in jewelry, in scrap-booking, in ceramic/pottery, in woodwork and so forth; imagination being the limitation. On a cost standpoint, Brass today is far more reasonable in price than the other metals more commonly used in jewelry making for instance, such as Silver and Gold. And on a manufacturing level, it is an easier metal to cast. And being a malleable metal makes it easier to form into a thin sheet by hammering for example. I can go on and on, but will spare you the essay-format for now.
Posted by Lubna at 12:17 AM