I wanted to show that you can use bead caps with unique shapes, like the coin flower beads in this bracelet.
Bead caps are a wonderful way to add texture, dimension, and complexity to your bead patterns. With a bead cap on each end, you can highlight special beads in your stringing patterns, making them stand out even more. Cynthia paired bead caps and spacers in gold and brass colors to bring the beautiful beads in this bracelet together into a cohesive pattern. You can see more inspiration for using bead caps in your designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately ten inches long. Slide a TierraCast 2x2mm brass oxide brass crimp tube onto the end, followed by a Vintaj natural brass 5mm 18 gauge jump ring attached to half of the TierraCast brass oxide pewter sunburst clasp set. Bring the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place.
Repeat this pattern three times, leaving off the last spacer, bead cap, flower, bead cap, and spacer sequence.
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!