I use this tube bead A LOT in my finished designs with earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. For how little it is, it packs a punch! I like to add a hint of sparkle to my finished designs by nesting a 4mm Swarovski Binecone bead on either side of this little tube bead.
Height-5mm ~ Width-6mm ~ Material-Copper with a hint of Bronze
Grid is in 1/2" increments.
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.