In the picture below, I made this oval bezel out of a strip of copper and joined it with a rivet. Then I layed the bezel on a piece of decorative paper and put a clear glue around the outside of it so it would stay for when I finish it off with the items and the Ice Resin.
Then one day while I was out shopping at my local thrift stores, I spotted a piece of 1/4 inch copper tubing and it just hit me that perhaps I could cut it into copper beads. Perhaps this isn't something new to you but I had never seen it done before. So off I went to Ace Hardware and asked the gentlemen if there was a tool that cut copper tubing.........well of course there was so I bought it and came home and got to work cutting it up. So you know, I am looking for pieces of copper tubing now. You, of course, can buy it new but why would I do that for so much more money than the thrift store kind. Here is a picture of the tool, tubing and beads.
So here are some more projects for me to finish up. I just need to organize my time better so I can get more done.
Hope you have a great day.