Bead caps are metal findings in jewelry making and they are use to cover a bead. You can find them in small rosette -like shapes.
You can also find them in different colors like antique bronze and gold
…and you can buy bead caps in cone shape that can also be used to cover the ends to have a neat finish.
You can find bead caps in an array of designs and sizes. Bead caps adds beauty, design and texture to a plain bead but how do we really use them?
In buying bead caps you must consider the size and shape. To find out the right size of bead caps you need to first figure out how much part of your bead do you want to cover. To learn how, here is a video tutorial how to use different sizes and styles of bead caps.
After learning the bead cap basics, try and recreate this Fall and Winter Earrings from Tea Rose Home from this FREE tutorial by Sachiko
Since you’ve learned about coiling from our yesterday’s post, you might want to try and make a bead cap yourself. You can learn it from XQDesigns’ Capped and Wrapped Teardrop Turquoise Pendant Tutorial.
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