Now for the brainwave! A lovely lady called Trudi, who does glass work sent me some gorgeous little leaves made from copper foil to use in my beads. She actually wrote a tutorial on using them in this month’s Beads and Beyond. Anyway, I had a play and although the bead cracked a little, I’m really pleased with it and think I could use the copper to my advantage. I’m thinking copper gravestones and brickwork (remember the Greyfriars project?). Definitely something to have a play with next week (or once I get my hands on more copper foil). In the meantime, here is the one I made earlier.
Almost forgot, if you would like to see some of Trudi’s work, her website is here.