Fire Mountain Gems now carries some solid copper beads. Go to their
site and search “copper beads.” Be sure to read the description
carefully – some are copper-plated, but they will tell you if
they’re solid copper. I’ve gotten some interesting copper beads from
Sun Country Gems and from Painted Desert. South Pacific Wholesale
also has some copper beads. Always ask if they’re solid copper (and
not copper-plated pewter or something else).