What are some food safe metals?
October 3, 2007 12:58 PM Subscribe
My wife and I went to a craft fair and I was fairly surprised that I didn't see any JellyBean Bonzai (prototype here
) trees there. Everything was giant squids and plushy monsters. Now I'm feeling crafty, but I don't want to kill anyone.
posted by JeremiahBritt to media & arts (23 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I had come up with the idea four years ago and it seemed fairly obvious. With my wife now itching to get our own booth next year, I want to try and make some of the things to sell, using various wires and jelly bean flavors to sell, but I don't want to use a metal that is dangerous and am limited to the types of metal that freely comes in "wire" form.
The prototype is made from standard jewelry wire, do you know if it contains lead or heavy metals? Obviously I couldn't use lead solder, but silver solder should work. Are there any brands/metal types/other that I should definitely avoid?
Are there other safety concerns with my prototype?
I'm not going to mount the final projects on CDs. I'm thinking river rocks or small inverted metal bowls. Suggestions?
Oh, and do I have to ask Jelly Belly permission to use their jelly beans, or is there some legalese I can use to say "used without permission"?