Bead caps make all the difference in this simple design Cynthia used a TierraCast bead cap at the top of the Swarovski emerald cut bead to give it even more of a showcase. The bead cap complements the crystal beautifully, and adds complexity to the design. You can discover even more ways to use bead caps in your jewelry-making projects in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
String a Swarovski 5515 emerald cut bead in Crystal AB onto a 2-inch 22 gauge sterling silver head pin, followed by a TierraCast silver antique Raja bead cap, and a Swarovski 6mm faceted round in Crystal AB. Make a wrapped loop at the top of the beads.
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!