About White Metal
The white metals are any of several light-colored alloys. It is in use as a base for plated silverware, ornaments or novelties, as well as any of several lead-based or tin-based alloys. It is in use for making things like bearings, jewellery, miniature figures, fusible plugs, some medals and metal type. We use,lead, zinc, and bismuth to make white metal bearings.
A bead is a small, decorative object. We can make it in a variety of shapes and sizes. It contains materials such as stone, bone, shell, glass, plastic, wood or pearl with a small hole for stringing. Therefore, beads range in size from under 1 millimeter to over 1 centimeter in diameter.
Malas are in use for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra. We call this sādhanā (practice) in Sanskrit as japa. Malas are typically made with 18, 27, 54 or 108 beads. In Tibetan Buddhism,malas of 108 beads are used. However, this mala is not for these activities. This is a simple beads mala that you can wear anywhere as an accessory.