Thursday, March 18, 2010

Findings Worth Finding: Bead Cap Flowers

Turn a petal bead cap into a blooming flower with just a few quick steps. 

You'll need: a bead cap, a 6mm round bead, a 3mm bead and a 1" headpin.
Tools: bench block, hammer, round nose pliers, wire cutters.
Step 1. Push the 6mm bead into the bead cap to spread out the petals a little.  Remove the bead.

Step 2. Place petal side down on a bench block, hammer gently to spread out the petals more.

Step 3. Attach the 3mm bead to the center of the bead cap with a headpin. Trim wire and form a loop.

Necklace featuring a Jade Scott pendant and lime branch disk beads from Humblebeads.

17 comments:

Bordando feliz said...

Muy buena idea, gracias. Viviana

By Beaded Story said...

Love it! :)

By Beaded Story said...

Love it :)

Michelle said...

Thanks for the tutorial! What a quick and easy flower!
Bead Happy!
Michelle

Jorna said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for showing us the tutorial!!

Jorna

kiwiken said...

This is so cool! Now all I need is a few petal bead caps...

Dawn Doucette said...

What a great idea! I would never have thought of this without seeing it on your blog! Thanks so much for sharing!

Dawn

Pretty Things said...

love the necklace!!!!

Azure Islands Designs said...

Great necklace, great idea...
Cheers

Adventures with Millie Making Jewelry said...

I'm lovin' those earrings to pieces! Thanks for the inspiration!

rosebud101 said...

That is really thinking out of the box! I like it!

Liz Revit said...

Great post. Thanks for sharing.

Laura said...

Fab idea! Very ingenious. :o)

Alice said...

A great idea! I just love the earrings, and that necklace is gorgeous!!!!

Thanks so much for sharing.

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave.com in the Handcraft category today [19 Mar 01:26pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Irish3 said...

The flowered bead caps are so beautiful!!!! Thanks for the tutorial!

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

That's a great idea Heather. The flowers look fantastic! What a simple way to add a little whimsy in a metal that works with the rest of the piece. Very clever!