I just made this metal bead and I am so excited about it. I have no idea of how to do this so I am just playing around with some copper pieces that I have and some copper solder wire I bought quite awhile ago. I was very lucky that it worked out. First several tries and I found that the pieces were not really soldered together. So I added some regular copper wire between the layers and then the copper solder wire and that seemed to work better.
I love the crusty Bronze Age look of the bead
You can see the balled end pin I used to make a wire wrap on the back and turn this bead into a clasp.
Since I made this I discovered Copper Solder paste in a syringe at Lowe's. I will be trying that out this weekend and will let you know how it works.
I have been inspired by a book I recently acquired called Making Metal Beads by Pauline Warg
and Shannon LeVart's Tutorial Hand Forged Links.