The solid copper and natural brass head pin on this page are unplated, so there is no plating to chip off.
Solid copper head pins are easy to work with since copper is a soft metal. The bright orange color of copper and the rich brown of Vintaj natural brass are beautiful additions to mixed metals jewelry in addition to working great on their own in artisan jewelry. Copper will darken and patina over time, and will sometimes develop a greenish hue (like the color seen on beautiful copper domed rooftops). These standard copper and Vintaj natural brass head pins fit flush at the end of beads to give you a clean, simple finish.