Creative Metalsmithing from Scratch with Kim St. Jean

The name pyrite comes from the Greek word for "of fire." Back in Roman times they used this term to describe stones that created sparks when struck against steel. Because of this property pyrite was incredibly popular in the 16th and 17th centuries because it could be used as ignition in early firearms. Presently, the acidic runoff of pyrite is used, with iron, to produce sulfuric acid. There are many uses for pyrite, and luckily one of those uses is to create beautiful pieces of wire wrap jewelry.

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