Have you worked with bead caps in your jewelry designs? These caps are perfect for the beader who’s ready to add a little more to their beaded patterns. Using bead caps with beads helps to add complexity to patterns, bring texture, or transition to other types of beads in the pattern. These findings are full of style and we love using them in our jewelry designs. In our latest Artbeads Cafe episode, Cynthia and Cheri are sharing bead cap inspiration and even make some new bead cap designs. Watch the episode and then keep reading to find out how you could win some fun items featured in the episode.
Our designers just can’t stop adding these findings to their designs. They even have fun layering them on top of each other, experimenting with bead caps and different bead sizes, and using curved beads as bead caps.
Did you see all of the jewelry Cheri and Cynthia made during the episode? Cynthia ended up making a beautiful Creamsicle necklace with layered caps, as well as a bracelet featuring the findings used with flower-shaped beads. Cheri got creative with bead caps and drop beads, using a different cap on each end of the unique bead shape in her Pharaoh’s Palace set. She also used the findings as a beautiful transition from bold Czech glass focal beads to more delicate Swarovski pearls in her Autumn Sky necklace. We love these little helpers so much, we’re giving away some of our favorites from the episode.
One lucky winner will receive some of the bell flower beads Cynthia used in the Creamsicle necklace she made during the episode, double sided bead caps for a fun challenge, and silver and gold options. You’ll even find some Czech glass melon beads and drop beads to play with. To enter for your chance to win these items, just follow the prompts below. Make sure to let us know how you use bead caps in the comments below.a Rafflecopter giveaway
We’ll pick a winner on November 7th, 2019. Good luck! Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you’ll always know when a new Artbeads Cafe episode is available.