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Old 2015-04-27, 11:38am
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I want to make a bead with copper leaf but am a little confused about what I should buy. Is the copper leaf we use in beads the safe that is used for gilding?
Where is the best place to buy copper leaf?
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Old 2015-04-27, 11:50am
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You might find it where you buy your rods, I know at least some carry it. I just checked one and they had 25 sheet books for $8 I think.

If you go to a hobby/craft store, be sure you're buying 100% copper.
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Old 2015-04-27, 3:56pm
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Frantz carries it Mina. Be sure and have really good ventilation when using it tho.
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Old 2015-04-27, 4:32pm
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It needs to be real copper leaf, not an alloy, So beware if you buy from Michaels or another non-glass supply store. Frantz will have the real stuff.
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Old 2015-04-27, 5:30pm
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Hiw will I know if it's the real deal?
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Old 2015-04-27, 5:40pm
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I have a bunch Norma; I'll send you a few sheets!

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Old 2015-04-27, 5:43pm
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Thanks Alli
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Old 2015-04-27, 5:52pm
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It will say 100% copper on the label. If it says composite, it's not 100% copper. Also, copper leaf is thin and it doesn't "stick" with burnishing like silver does. The part not stuck to a bead crumbles when trying to push it over onto the sides. It's a tad bit messy.
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Old 2015-04-27, 8:17pm
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Sounds like fun
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Old 2015-04-28, 2:15pm
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On it's way Norma!
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Old 2015-04-28, 6:13pm
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Thanks Alli! There are some beads that are begging me to make them happen. Can't wait
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Old 2015-04-28, 8:25pm
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Of course you know this means that you must post pictures when you get them out of the kiln.
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