Elements are found everywhere. They are found in compounds as well. They can be found in water(which is a compound),under our fingernails and many other places including earth. 24-carat gold is an element. Its pure. Alloys are made of two or more elements as well. Bronze, used for statues, ornaments and church bells, is an alloy of tin and copper.Elements are made up of either 2 or more molecules or atoms. If you are not sure what an molecule is, it is an addition of 2 or more atoms.