NEW: I use 2 different qualities of metal beads now:
1) Silver-plated/ gold-plated and confirmed nickel and lead free. They are made from high-quality pewter and crafted with mastery and care for detail. The manufacturer submits representative samples of its cast pewter products for testing on a regular basis, and the products are repeatedly being confirmed as both lead free and nickel free.
2) Silver-and gold-coloured, according the supplier nickel free. These are the inexpensive and