I 'm just curious. I went to the Bead show in Milwaukee Friday and
got a flyer from Impress Art(R) about this metal "for stamping." I
don't stamp, because I want to do stuff an eight-year-old cannot do,
but I gotta know what it really is. Sounds like a whiter variation on
From their blurb: " Alkeme^(TM) is the new alternative to silver.
Developed by ImpressArt specially for metal stamping, Alkeme is easy
to stamp, non-corrosive, and costs a fraction of the price of silver.
Alkeme is lead, nickel, and cadmium free. Some discs may have light
scratches and blemishes that can be polished."
Obviously a proprietary alloy, but any hints? I tried a price
comparison (retail, pack of 2 1.25-inch circles) for a clue.
They also sell (domed?), textured pewter at $4 for two 15/16-inch
Carol in Chicago