Gunmetal findings, which is blackened brass, is one of my favorite jewelry supplies at the moment. I'm crazy for little metal tassels, like the ones at the bottom of these lariat necklaces. You can find an assortment of gunmetal findings at Rings & Things. In the projects above I mixed wire-wrapping with copper wire, gunmetal chain and sterling siver beads. Yes you can mix your metals!
Art beads used: cuff bead in blue (bottom), lariat beads in olive & copper from Humblebeads.