Glossary of Beading Terms

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Titanium

Titanium

A lightweight, gray-colored metal and an element in the periodic table. Titanium is corrosion resistant and very strong. It is inert (non-allergenic), and therefore often used in body jewelry. Titanium can be anodized to produce various colors. photo credit

Toggle Clasp

Toggle Clasp

A type of clasp consisting of a bar which fits into a loop. It operates on the same principle as a button. Toggle clasps tend to be bulky and therefore most appropriate for chunkier jewelry. This clasp is also sometimes used as a main decorative element in a necklace that clasps in the front. photo credit

Troy Ounce

1 troy oz = 1.097 oz. This unit of weight is traditionally used for gemstones and precious metals. Dates from the medieval period.