Brushed-Finish Beads for jewelry making include rounds, rondelles, saucers, puffed-coin beads, and the ever-popular "wavy disk" beads, which can be strung as-is, or dapped and domed into sweet bell shapes and bead caps. These beads have a nice weight -- not too heavy, but not too light -- and are excellent for earrings, necklaces and bracelets.
Brushed-finish copper beads are handcrafted from solid copper, and then copper plated for a uniform color.
Silver plate is a thin layer of actual silver, so it nicely matches the color of sterling silver.
White is very similar to silver plate, but slightly grayer, and is more resistant to tarnishing.
The brushed-finish gold beads are handcrafted from solid copper, and then gold plated.
Brushed-finish brass beads are handcrafted from brass, and then some styles are brass plated for a uniform finish.