These ended up so pretty, I couldn't patina them!
Just torched, hammered and antiqued pieces of copper turned into findings.
And a poop load of hammered copper ear wires in a classic shape. I love these and they suit my need to always have projects on hand when I am watching t.v. or a movie. 1 and 1/2 hours later, I've got 20 pairs of sweet little earrings perfect for loss leaders!
While I think I will always enjoy antiqued sterling silver, copper is perfect for my need to work with turquoise and orange all the time, and I think it is as beautiful as gold.