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Bead Caps for Beginners

Bead Caps Size Examples
designed byArtbeads
Skill LevelBeginner
Time1-3 hours

Use this photo as a reference when you're deciding which bead caps you should use in your designs.

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Bead caps are used to enhance the style of beads, either with one on one end or one on both ends of a bead. Bead caps can be used to showcase bigger beads within your designs or you can add them to dangles. They nest up nicely with beads to draw the eye to particular beads. Not only do they provide more decoration to your designs, but they can help break up color palettes and add complexity to a look. You can also layer them together to create all new styles. Here we have paired bead caps in different styles, sizes, and colors, with Swarovski pearls in different sizes to show you how bead caps can dramatically change the look of your piece. Don't forget to check out this Artbeads Cafe episode for more inspiration and help using bead caps.

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Add all available items to your cart at once or edit the quantities below. Nice choice! All or most of the products needed for this project are shown below with quantities. Sometimes we sell out of components and aren’t able to order more from the manufacturer (we know, it is very disappointing to us, too). Use the opportunity to mix up the design and make it yours by substituting similar products or altering the entire color scheme—it’s up to you!
TierraCast Antique Copper 8mm Leaf Bead Cap
Code CA-5608
Material Copper-Plated Finish Antiqued Brand TierraCast Place Of Origin USA
1 $0.94
6 $0.82
Sterling 10mm Elegant Outline Bead cap
Code STG-CAP28
Material Sterling Silver .925 Place Of Origin USA
1 $1.99
3 $1.76
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Crystal Pearlescent White Pearl
Code 5810-PWH8
Material Crystal Brand Swarovski Dimensions 8mm Place Of Origin Austria
1 $0.29
20 $0.25
Sterling 8mm Bead Cap with Leaf Design
Code STG-CAP14
Material Sterling Silver .925 Place Of Origin USA
1 $2.80
3 $2.49
TierraCast Antique Copper Scalloped Bead Cap
Code CA-5589
Material Copper-Plated Finish Antiqued Brand TierraCast Place Of Origin USA
1 $1.17
5 $1.02
Antique Copper-Plated Large Bead Cap
Code BCA-CAP01
Material Copper-Plated Finish Antiqued
1 $0.27
20 $0.23
Nunn Design 8mm Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Etched Daisy Bead Cap
Code FIND-0941
Material Silver-Plated Finish Antiqued Brand Nunn Design Place Of Origin USA
1 $1.28
5 $1.12
TierraCast Antique Silver Celtic Bead Cap
Code SA-5503
Material Silver-Plated Finish Antiqued Brand TierraCast Place Of Origin USA
1 $0.94
6 $0.82
Sterling 6mm Fan Bead Cap
Code STG-CAP8
Material Sterling Silver .925 Place Of Origin USA
1 $1.69
4 $1.49
Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Crystal Pearlescent White Pearl
Code 5810-PWH3
Material Crystal Brand Swarovski Dimensions 3mm Place Of Origin Austria
1 $0.11
100 $0.09
JBB 9mm Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Scalloped Flower Bead Cap
Code FIND-0255
Material Silver-Plated Finish Antiqued Brand JBB Place Of Origin Israel
1 $1.08
6 $0.94
Sterling 6mm Bundt Cake Bead Cap
Code STG-CAP11
Material Sterling Silver .925 Place Of Origin USA
1 $1.50
4 $1.32
Nunn Design 6mm Silver-Plated Daisy Bead Cap
Code FIND-1205
Material Silver-Plated Brand Nunn Design Place Of Origin USA
1 $0.95
6 $0.83
TierraCast Antique Silver 5mm Talavera Star Bead Cap
Code SA-5752
Material Silver-Plated Finish Antiqued Brand TierraCast Place Of Origin USA
1 $0.51
10 $0.44
Swarovski 5810 10mm Round Crystal Pearlescent White Pearl
Code 5810-PWH10
Material Crystal Brand Swarovski Dimensions 10mm Place Of Origin Austria
1 $0.52
10 $0.45
TierraCast Silver Antique 5mm Leaf Bead Cap
Code SA-5570
Material Silver-Plated Finish Antiqued Brand TierraCast Place Of Origin USA
1 $0.50
10 $0.43
Nunn Design Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Etched Daisy Bead Cap
Code PGA-CAP001
Material Gold-Plated Finish Antiqued Brand Nunn Design Place Of Origin USA
1 $1.28
5 $1.12
Bali Silver Tiny Granulated Bead Cap
Code BBC0003
Material Sterling Silver .925 Place Of Origin Bali
1 $0.85
7 $0.74
Bali Silver Swirling Bead Cap
Code BBC0021
Material Sterling Silver .925 Place Of Origin Bali
1 $3.85
3 $3.45
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Jasmine Bead Cap
Code BRO-5515
Material Brass-Oxide Finish Antiqued Brand TierraCast Place Of Origin USA
1 $0.94
6 $0.82
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Crystal Pearlescent White Pearl
Code 5810-PWH4
Material Crystal Brand Swarovski Dimensions 4mm Place Of Origin Austria
1 $0.12
50 $0.10
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter 5mm Tiffany Bead Cap
Code BRO-5578
Material Brass-Oxide Finish Antiqued Brand TierraCast Place Of Origin USA
1 $0.50
10 $0.43
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code ZP49-30F-019
Material Stainless Steel Brand Artbeads Thickness 0.019 Inches Wire Type 49-Strand Sold on Spools Place Of Origin Japan
1 $12.99
TierraCast Antique Silver 4mm Scalloped Bead Cap
Code SA-5596
Material Silver-Plated Finish Antiqued Brand TierraCast Place Of Origin USA
1 $0.23
30 $0.19
JBB Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Small Pointed Petal Flower Bead Cap
Code FIND-0252
Material Silver-Plated Finish Antiqued Brand JBB Place Of Origin Israel
1 $0.94
6 $0.82
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Crystal Pearlescent White Pearl
Code 5810-PWH5
Material Crystal Brand Swarovski Dimensions 5mm Place Of Origin Austria
1 $0.15
40 $0.12
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Crystal Pearlescent White Pearl
Code 5810-PWH6
Material Crystal Brand Swarovski Dimensions 6mm Place Of Origin Austria
1 $0.18
30 $0.15
TierraCast Antique Silver 4mm Beaded Bead Cap
Code SA-5599
Material Silver-Plated Finish Antiqued Brand TierraCast Place Of Origin USA
1 $0.23
30 $0.19
Sterling 10mm Bead cap with Leaf Design
Code STG-CAP27
Material Sterling Silver .925 Place Of Origin USA
1 $2.80
3 $2.49
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