Brushed Copper Beads Design Challenge

Check out this spring's challenge sponsored by Rings and Things Blog .  I love to use copper in my designs.  I think the brilliant color of copper warms up any design.  Check out the Rings and Things Blog and take their design challenge.

I didn't know these facts about copper , did you?

  • Copper is the most versatile and durable of all metals and has been called "man’s eternal metal". Copper is malleable, ductile and long lasting. Copper is a better conductor of heat and electricity than any other metal except silver. Without copper, there might never have been an electric light or space flight. This miraculous mineral and its alloys are at the heart of all technology, from telecommunications to transportation.
  • One of copper’s major advantages is that it is recyclable. In North America alone, approximately one half of the copper consumed annually comes from recycled material. Copper’s recycle value is so great that premium-grade scrap has at least 95% of the value of primary copper from newly mined ore.
  • The Statue of Liberty contains 179,000 pounds of copper.

Here is some great designs I found using brushed copper beads.

'Man's Eternal Metal' by Zeba

Brushed Copper Teardrop Ster...
$24.00
Fire Torched Curved Copper W...
$38.00
Ruffles earrings brushed cop...
$19.00
Copper Drops with Sterling S...
$20.00
Rustic Shimmering Genuine Co...
$22.00
Dusk Glow - Antiquated Brush...
$20.00
Dawn Glow - Pinkish Brushed ...
$20.00
Bright Copper Teardrop Neckl...
$20.00
Vintage Satin Finish Copper ...
$12.00
Copper Trio Scarf Pin or Hat...
$17.50
SAFFRON NECKLACE citrine, ru...
$65.00
Handmade Rainbow Jasper and ...
$65.00
Copper Balls Earrings
$15.00
Thai Silver and Copper Brace...
$38.00
Brushed Copper
$33.00
TIDEPOOL EARRINGS aqua quart...
$22.00


Source: Northwest Mining Association