Stacked Saucer bead

Taking a break from etching experiments to prep and make a stacked saucer bead for a tube rivet demo. I really like the color combination of high karat gold and turquoise and this inspired my choice of materials for coloring the copper and brass.

stacked and riveted saucer bead
Stacked Saucer bead with color

stacked saucer bead components
components for stacked saucer bead

coloring materials
coloring materials for the stacked saucer bead

I started with three 24 gauge 1 1/2″ discs. The fine silver tube is 1/4″ OD. The silver jump ring is soldered closed. After coloring the domed copper discs with first the paint and then the Gilder’s Paste, they were sprayed with acrylic to seal them. The gold leafing pen was used to color the small flat brass washers only. I used a small cross pein hammer to texture the edge of the brass center. The beautiful tube riveting tools from Tim Lazure where used to set and finish the rivet.

riveting tool set
Riveting tool set from Tim

Two sides of another saucer bead made using similar techniques. This one features etched copper discs colored with Gilder’s paste and LOS and a copper center disc with a red heat patina.

Saucer Bead with etched copper
Saucer Bead with etched and colored copper

6 thoughts on “Stacked Saucer bead

  1. Gail April 14, 2013 / 9:09 pm

    Beautiful photos!

  2. Carol Holaday April 14, 2013 / 9:16 pm

    Thanks Gail. I love how photos let us see small things big. Click on the images to see them even bigger.

  3. Linda Stillman April 15, 2013 / 1:14 am

    Carol, love your good description of how its done!

  4. KLS April 17, 2013 / 7:14 pm

    Carol, thanks for taking the time to photo, write and post. Most interesting. AND, the colors are “fab”.

    • Carol Holaday April 17, 2013 / 7:53 pm

      Thanks Karin, I had fun using a few of the coloring techniques I demonstrated in the Color on Metal class that you were part of.

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