Take Ornamentea's Flared Bead Cap earrings video tutorial for example. It uses large bead caps like chandelier findings. Chains hang from the ends of the bead caps forming a very unusual and clever earring design.
The tools and materials listing are here. You do need a metal hole punch to create the extra holes at the ends of the flared sections.
Another approach is to combine bead caps with different findings. Shown here is a pendant I made for my friend Debbie where I wired a bead cap and a metal wreath together and embellished with pretty pink crystals.
Inspired? Have fun playing with your beads!
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