Saturday, April 21, 2012

More Unconventional Ways with Bead Caps in Jewelry Design

By on Saturday, April 21, 2012 3 Comments

I'm always trying to come up with unconventional uses for some of my findings. Bead caps are one of the most fun to experiment with. So if your bead caps have been languishing in your stash, try these ideas to spark your creativity!

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Charlene Sevier on Etsy created the above bead cap chandelier earrings tutorial for the Strung Out blog.  You can make them as big or small as you like using different metal finishes.  It's a totally different approach than the one I wrote about before (see below).
Divya over at Jewels of Sayuri tipped me off about her rakhi bracelet tutorial. A rakhi is a kind of  bracelet for brothers to wear during the Hindu festival of Raksha Bandhan where siblings celebrate their bonds to each other. Their sisters receive money or gifts.


The bead cap Divya used is in the middle of the yo-yo. She hammered it flat. I too hammer bead caps flat to create new filigrees or floral focals.


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3 comments:

  1. clever--love these kinds of ideas for supplies we might have anyway!

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  2. Hey Thanks for Linking up my Rakhi :)

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  3. Great ideas and very timely as I read a similar tip in Bead and Button.

    Another idea might be to use caps with resin work. I might try that!

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