Bead caps are a great way to add interest to any jewelry design. They help break up bead patterns and bring dimension and texture. Cynthia used them to frame the Swarovski crystal bicones and pearls in this fabulous bracelet. You can see more inspiration for using bead caps in your jewelry designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 10 inches long. String a TierraCast antique copper 2x2mm crimp onto the wire, followed by half of the TierraCast 1/2-inch antique copper-plated pewter Anna's toggle and clasp. Bring the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place.
Repeat this pattern twice, Then add a Nunn Design 8mm antique copper-plated pewter daisy bead cap, a Swarovski 10mm round pearl in Crystal Iridescent Red, a daisy bead cap, a Tiffany bead cap, a bicone, a Tiffany bead cap, a daisy bead cap, and a 10mm pearl. Make a mirror image of the bead pattern on the other side of the pearl.
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!