Size, color, style of bead caps

We all know that bead caps are essential jewelry findings, which are the key to finish a piece of jewelry. Well, the size, color and style also the important part of bead caps, so for today’s DIY jewelry blog, I will focus on the size, color and style.

bead capsSize

Bead caps, like beads, are measured in millimeters (mm). If the jewelry design calls for the jewelry beads and bead caps to have equal emphasis, the bead caps should be close to the same size as the beads it is framing. If the designer wants the beads to stand out more, a slightly smaller bead cap will cover less of the beads.

Colors and Styles

Bead caps come in an assortment of metal colors such as antique brass, gold plated, nickel plated, raw brass, as well as silver plated, as the material used to make bead caps are usually brass, iron and zinc alloy. Most styles of bead caps resemble flowers, but designers can also find leaf, round and so many other shapes.

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As one kind of important jewelry findings, bead caps come in a wide range of colors and shapes, they are also be given by different materials. Of course, bead caps are also the member of my wholesale jewelry findings. You can find that each day has a new post, for today’s DIY jewelry blog, I will focus on the use and how to use bead caps.

Tibetan Style Bead Caps, Antique Brass, 14x14x5mmBead caps always used for handmade jewelry pieces like necklaces, bracelets and earrings, and usually be used in pairs at two ends of china beads to add texture and design to jewelry. As they are very useful and essential for jewelry making, it’s very necessary to learn how to use beads caps. They hold china beads in place, just like a hat, and proper bead caps also add the decorative element to them. An intriguing look can be created by stacking different types of bead caps together, and hanging some different china beads from it. You can also thread identical bead caps together, facing each other. This can create a bead effect, provided that they are not too thin, or they have ridges that will help lock themselves to one another.

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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.

silver plated bead caps

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?

bead caps, silver plated, flower

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.

Bead caps for jewelry making in detail

Bead caps as the essential part of jewelry findings for jewelry making, they can be widely used for beaded jewelry. They play an important role in jewelry making. But not every one know how to use the bead caps or even do not know when to use it, today the editor will give you a detailed introduction about bead caps.

bead caps, gold plated

What are bead caps? Bead caps are used to hold the beads in place, they are very small are very diligent. They usually are put between the beads. If the beads are flower, the bead caps are leaves. The bead caps are the spacers which make the fashion jewelry beautiful and cute in details. The bead caps could be simple and complicated.

bead caps, gold plated, flower

How to use beads caps for jewelry making? As bead caps are widely used and very important for jewelry making, it is necessary to use how to use bead caps when beading. They main and the core factors for wholesale bead caps are that they hold beads in place, just like a hat, to make the beaded jewelry steady. And also the secondary factor is to add the decorative element to the jewelry. They can make different types of beads together and hanging some different beads from it. You can also thread identical bead caps together, facing each other. This can create a bead effect, provided that they are not too thin, or they have ridges that will help lock themselves to one another.

wholesale bead caps, gold plated

After learning how to use the bead caps, the next step is how to buy bead caps. You can buy them from both your local craft stores and wholesale beads online stores. But I would like to suggest you to buy them from online stores, for there are large selections and cheap prices from online stores.

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Bead caps are essential and useful jewelry findings in handmade jewelry making. Bead caps are occasionally referred to as bell caps. In jewelry making, they are most often used to enhance a bead or stone. They can be used to ‘cap’ just one side of the bead or both. They are also often used to cap the end of a string of beads, as in a necklace, just before the clasp or hook. No matter where you use the bead caps, they will add a distinct detail and texture to your design.

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bead cap

Beads caps which are given in a various colors and in different shapes, most of them look like flowers. They also can be made of different materials, for instance, iron, copper, alloy, alloy add enamel and so on. Bead caps work as bookends to beads, just like a pair of hands to hold and/to keep beads. They also can prevent friction between beads. Bead caps are not the leading role for jewelry making, but are the main costar for it. Are you interesting in handmade jewelry with these bead caps, if so, visit my site: www.zacoo.com to check it out. Learn more information about bead caps please visit my jewelry making blog.

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Jewelry findings, for your hand make beaded work. Zacoo has an extensive list of jewelry findings that will allow you to do almost anything you want with your jewelry creations and will not limit you to your typical jewelry designs. Our jewelry making findings include bails, bead caps, crimp beads, eye pins, head pins and so much more. All of these items contribute into making your jewelry sturdy, attractive and unique. Today we will mainly talk about one of our Tibetan style jewelry findings: Tibetan Style Clasps.

antique brass Tibetan Style Clasps

antique brass Tibetan Style Clasps

SKU: TS4186-4, Color: Antique Brass, Function: Clasp, Bead Size: 24x9x3mm
In jewelry making findings are all the little parts that you will need to complete a project. Do you know the glossary of Beading jewelry findings. Clasps are one kind of such jewelry findings, and the clasps are the closures you use to finish off your pieces. More detailed information please visit: Tibetan Style Clasps, made of zinc alloy, Antique Brass, Clasp, 24mm long, 9mm wide, 3mm thick, with one hole, Sold per pkg of 50pcs.

Making fascinating Tibetan jewelry with this kind of Tibetan Style clasps is wonderful, as Tibetan style jewelry provides you with ancient rhymes and exotic ambience, for more information about jewelry making tips please visit our jewelry making blog.

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Making Beaded fashion and charming Jewelry is alleged to be the most favorite hobby today. Many of jewelry designers are just doing it as a past time, and some take it as a professional way of building a business. No matter which kind of jewelry making, making beaded jewelry should not be difficult when you have prepared necessary jewelry making materials and when you know how to make jewelry and have design methods. After that the last thing and the most important thing is add your fresh ideas to inspire and increase your creative. Jewelry supplies is necessity in jewelry making. Supplies for making beaded jewelry involved beads, jewelry supplies, and jewelry findings to finish one’s jewelry design.
Beads can be given any kind of materials and also can be made varies of color, size, shapes. There are various kinds of beads which includes:
Acrylic beads (Being made by plastic, acrylic beads can be given any kind of shape, such as animal acrylic beads, butterfly acrylic beads, faceted acrylic beads, flower acrylic beads, heart acrylic beads, leaf acrylic beads, round acrylic beads or even irregular shaped acrylic beads)
Metal beads
Porcelain beads
Crystal beads
Tibetan style beads
Wood & Nut beads
Pandora style beads
Glass beads (Lampwork beads are the most popular beads for making glass beads jewelry)
Gemstone beads
The fact is that beads are most necessary and the most components of beading jewelry, no matter you are designing jewelry necklace, beaded bracelet or even you are designing a pair of earring, however there are many other jewelry making items are necessary for beaded jewelry.
These items are:
Jewelry chains
Jewelry charms
Pendants
Organizers
Apparel and accessory
Stringing materials
Jewelry findings are the components that structure jewelry and are usually used to bind the jewelry itself. Without jewelry findings a jewelry designer can not finish her/his beaded jewelry. Common findings include the following:
crimp beads
Bails
Cabochons
Clasps
Jumps rings
Head pins and eye pins
Terminators
Earring findings

What are jewelry findings in jewelry making?

Jewelry Findings is an old world term used to describe the components which go into the making of jewelry, and includes items such as caps ,clasps, earrings, crimps, Head pins and eye pins, Jump Rings, and bails.
Bead caps give your designs a professional touch that no other component can add. They hold beads in place, and also add the decorative element to them. Whether you prefer simple or fancy designs, these bead caps will give your work a signature touch that will tell the world the details matter to you.
Crimp beads are used to hold your wires or string together, or to hold beads in a certain place on a bracelet or necklace. An integral part of jewelry making, designers rely on clasps to hold their creations secure as well as provide the finishing touch to a design.

Crimp Beads offer a secure and professional finish for all types of designs. Crimp beads are most often used when stringing a beaded piece (like a bracelet or necklace) which has been strung with beading wire. The crimp beads finish the end of the beaded piece of jewelry and help create a loop for the clasp to be attached to. They can be used in the place of a bead tip or in addition to one in order to help keep the knot inside of the bead tip.

There are two kinds of crimp beads: tube shaped and round shaped. The tube shaped crimp beads are most often available in sterling or gold-filled, while the round are normally made of base metal. I have to say that I have found the tube shaped crimp beads to be much easier to work with. So, if you are new to crimping, I would recommend starting with tubes.
Head pins and eye pins are an important part of making dangles. These pins are nothing more than a piece of wire with a head on one end to stop your beads from falling off. The head pins will have a flat head and eye pins will have a loop. They come in all sorts of different gauges, lengths and materials. You can even find decorative head pins with some sort of added head design instead of just a boring flat head. The only downfall to head pin is you have to make sure the head of the pin is larger than the hole in your jewelry beads, otherwise, your beads just slide right off.
Bails are the jewelry making findings hold your pendants in place and attach them to your necklace. Some pendants come with a bail built in (a way to hook the pendant to the wire, like a loop or hook, etc…), but sometimes you can’t find exactly what you want. Bails help you create your own unique pendants, and give you a way to attach them to the rest of your project.
Jump Rings or split rings are possibly one of the most important of all the jewelry findings. They are the connectors of just about anything and everything. They are a small piece of round, or shaped, wire with a split that you can pry open, link to something else, then close back up again. They are, in essence, a split ring. There’s a ton of different sizes, colors, materials, shapes and styles to choose from.