How to use bead caps?
The use of the beads caps for jewelry making are very important and today the editor will introduce you how to use caps in detail.
Bead caps are always used for making necklaces, bracelets and earrings, and usually be used in pairs at two ends of beads to add texture and design to jewelry pieces. They come in a wide range of colors, such as gold, antique gold, antique silver, silver, copper, red copper, bronze, antique bronze, black, platinum and so on. They also can be made of different materials, including iron, copper, alloy, alloy and enamel and etc. Besides, they also can be made in different shapes, but the most commonly used shape is flower.
There is a post in a forum written like that: I have never used wholesale bead caps before. When choosing the bead, do you use the same size bead cap as the bead, i.e, 4mm bead and (2) 4mm bead caps, OR do you downsize/increase the bead size by a half millimeter or so for a good fit?
For this question, It really depends on how wide the “opening” is on them. Many will fit several different sized beads, but some have a more narrow opening and will only fit specific beads.
Generally it’s a 2mm – 3mm difference with the narrower types, so if it’s a 6mm bead cap, it will typically fit a 5mm – 7mm bead.
Wider openings, you can put 2mm, 3mm or 4mm bead caps with 8mm, 10mm or 12mm beads. However, it’s really hard, if not impossible, to go smaller such as 8mm caps with 2mm beads.