Is the most common metal in the world you find it in split and sea water in large quantities. It is lightweight 70% of aluminum and 20% of steel. It is strong, stiff and absolutely non-toxic. It is present in every cell of our body, indispensable for our enzymes, hormones, energy, muscles, nerves and the firmness of your bones. It is used in aircraft, aerospace and such high-tech but almost not in jewelry.
I started in 2002 after I got some test strips from Antoon van Belle from Highways International from Baarn, where I bought paper-thin Wolfram wire for all kinds of special effects. It was meant as sketch material for milling like that in the background photo of this site.
And when my artistic customers saw it, they preferred it rather than precious metal, and I started to design my final designs with it.
It is light and strong but can not be soldered, and the disadvantage that it can not be soldered and the advantage is the resilience.
and fortunately for my constructions I discovered how to sound and coat it.
That coating is important because Magnesium easily oxidizes into a white powder that is mainly known to make your hands stiff during gymnastics.
There are two types that I use, type AZ31B from the aircraft industry.
And a flash cast type.
Magnesium is difficult to alloys because of the low specific gravity, so experimenting with a number of large producers with 'Flash casting', that is for short mixed metal powders high-frequency melting and to ribbon casting this compaction and rolling to plate, the result is a bit smudged but it does not oxidize and does not need to be coated.