Get your creative juices flowing
by: Pam Kearns
This bracelet was inspired by a very blingy necklace appearing in The Hollywood Reporter. I looked at this and thought bead caps! This version is not as blingy, but it is very supple and textured.
It is done as a standard stringing project with crimps, wire guardians and crimp covers. After crimping one end, pop on a 6mm bead and a bead cap so that the bead sits in the opening of the bead cap. Add a 3mm bead and alternate bead caps and 3mm beads until you get the length you want, ending with a 3mm bead. This piece uses 32 bead caps and measures 8" with the clasp.
Crimp the end closed and add a jump ring to each end and the lobster clasp to one end.
You can use any style of bead cap you wish but the Woodland Fairy Hat bead caps have a nice ridge that gives a great texture. This style is available in various metal colours so you can really play with the look of the bracelet.
You can do a pair of earrings too by stacking 3 or 4 beads caps and 3mm beads onto a headpin and attaching it to earring wires.
ComponentsGo to our components list for this project and to buy what you need!
Need some help with some of the techniques? Check our tips page.
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