Hand-formed, metalized ceramic beads are a labor of love. These wonderful beads start as kiln-fired terracotta "biscuits." They are then fired a second time with rough copper, and finished with a coating of Fine Silver (99.9%), Pure Copper, or 24 Karat Gold. Green Patinaed Copper and Antique Patinaed Silver beads are created by applying a chemical patina to the respective metals. 100 shapes in stock, 3 to 55mm!