*This item is handmade, so appearances may vary in colors.
Note that this is a top drilled bead. We did this so that it would remain dome side up in your necklace design. Besides, I think it looks cool when it's lays slightly asymmetrical in the flow of a necklace design.
My process for making the copper components, (we've manipulated the color of the copper using genuine top shelf copper and changing the colors using both heat and chemistry. Read on!:
Original Artwork by Patricia Healey ~ Each gorgeous genuine copper bead and pendant is handmade from sheet metal. First we cut the shapes out, then put form to metal using the technique of “Repousse”, (beating the crap out of the metal from the reverse side giving it form). We use a bronze solder which you can sometimes see as bits of gold peeking through the solder seams. To get the rich colors we use our top secret patination formula and then fire it up with a torch. Finally, the color is sealed in with a metal lacquer.