I am delighted to show these bracelets off!
Next, I soaked the pieces in liver of sulphur to age and darken the leaf impressions.
After the liver of sulphur bath, I sanded the surface to lighten the raised metal.
Then I drilled holes on the sides. After speaking to an artist on Etsy I used clear finger-nail polish to coat the backs of the bracelets. Copper has a tendency to turn skin green when worn repeatedly, but the clear nail polish will prevent the copper from touching skin.
Finally, I took them home and beaded them, which was a blast! I wanted a heavy, rich appearance so I mixed chain in with vibrant glass beads and luscious stones.
I created the green bracelet specifically for me, but the red and blue one are both for sale!
Also, for more shots of these bracelets look over here: http://godsartistinresidence.blogspot.com/2010/06/friday-is-my-fun-day-leafy-bronze.html