If you have a gold and/or silver brad, but need a colored one you can use embossing powder to color it. Use a lighter or heat tool and hold brad with tweezers at a downward angle. Light the lighter and put the round end of the brad into the flame until black. Then quickly and gently dip the brad into the embossing powder. It will then melt and there you have it a colored brad. It even gives it a shinny look!