by Dianne Culbertson-Jacques.
Gold and silver prices are soaring out of control and some of my suppliers have actually stopped selling gold-filled cones and end caps which forced me to sit down and design my own at last.
I had been thinking about it for quite some time but when an order came in from a boutique who wanted no plated metals on her pieces I was forced to get to it.
These end caps are worked in circular Peyote Stitch in Delica beads. I have not tried them yet with round seed beads but plan to soon.
I thought I would share this here because if I am having this problem there must be others out there too.
The full instructions for making your own end caps can be found free on my blog: How to Make Beaded End Caps.
Handmade end caps
What a great way to invent your own findings, when your suppliers couldn’t provide what you needed.
Your pretty beaded endcaps have the advantages of being made in any color you need to match your project – and providing an additional handmade detail to your pieces.
Thanks so much for sharing this idea and your tutorial, Dianne! I always enjoy seeing your clever, creative beading projects.
thank you so much!
What a great idea! Thank you for your open heart and generisuty in sharing your ideas.
Noa from Israel
It’s a brave new world
Hate the economy but love the new creativity. Thanks for sharing.