Metals are especially useful to witches when it comes to building amulets and talismans. Simple chains of certain metals aid in the purpose of the items with their natural magickal properties, increasing the potency of the item when combined with other items of power. Metals also increase the focus of intent in spell work and rituals by way of their properties. Using a base metal or combinations of metals can target you magickal power when crafting special tools such as wands and runes. If you have a personal sigil and access to thin metal leaves or plate metal, which is soft enough to carve or stamp and will then hold the shape, your creation can have long-term use that increases the power of the item with every use.
Magickal uses of Copper
Copper used for magickal purposes promotes love, sensuality, luck in love, beauty, art, balance, harmony and peace, receptivity, friendship, femininity, kindness and gentleness, enjoyment, peace, money, wealth, luck, negotiations, transference of power.
Magickal uses of Gold
Gold is used for magickal purposes relating to masculinity, male fertility, self-confidence, authority, , strengthening the heart, creativity, financial riches, wealth, investments, good fortune, hope, common sense, longevity, comfort, healing (especially great with arthritis), increase power, and inner strength.
Magickal uses of Iron
Iron used for magickal purposes to promote energy, will power, assertiveness, courage, strength, aggression, determination, win in competition, grounding energy, protection, self-defense, power, male fertility rites, new beginnings, speed, wards against ghosts and spirits, astral travel.
Magical uses of Lead*
Lead used for magickal purposes to promote contact with the spirit world, aids material construction of houses and businesses, grows business, provides stability, banishes negativity, useful in breaking addiction cycles, protection, personal perseverance, decisiveness in business, concentration, conservation of resources.
Magickal uses of Palladium
Palladium used in magickal workings relate to, increasing general knowledge, wisdom, ancient knowledge, working within the spirit realm, increasing psychic power, and safe travel.
Magickal uses of Platinum
Platinum used in magickal workings relate to overall balance between body, mind, and spirit, meditation, insight, foresight.
Magickal uses of Silver
Silver used in magickal working relating to female fertility, femininity, menstrual cycles, hormonal balance, motherhood, emotions, emotional stability, lunar magick, intuition, cleansing, repel negative energy, protection, peace, psychic abilities and spiritual work.
Magical uses of Tin
Tin used for magickal purposes to promote abundance, wealth, prosperity in business, success in legal matters, stimulation, attracting what you desire, energy, healing, regeneration, rejuvenation, meditation and relaxation, honor, wisdom.
*Remember: Always use gloves and a mask when working with lead. Due to its highly toxic nature, you should not touch it with bare skin, breathe it (dust) in, or consume anything that exposed to the lead. Lead is especially toxic to children because it interferes with proper development of the nervous system. It is known to cause damage to the nervous system, reproductive system, bones, heart, and other organs. Once a talisman or amulet has been created using lead, it should not be worn in direct contact with your skin. Clean any items which come in contact with the lead very carefully and very thoroughly.
There are so many uses for metal in spell work, amulets, talismans, magickal tools, rituals, etc. that you really should invest in some raw metals. Likewise, if you know someone who does metalwork professionally, it may be worth it to set up a barter system with him or her. You can supply them with witchcraft items they cannot create for themselves while they work their magick with the metals you need. The natural magicks in metal can be a witch’s best friend, when used properly.