May 14, 2013

The Adventures of the Beaded Bead: The Bead Cap

As you may have gathered I have a slight obsession when it comes to bead weaving and those tiny little seed beads.  I love how some thing so tiny can be combined together to create something beautiful: the possibilities are endless!!  I'm going to let all of you on a tiny secret, I'm finally working on a piece that will enter the Fire Mountain Gem's Beading Contest for seed beads.  My color palette is steely grey with a metallic bright blue accent, and of course pyrite has to be involved (what would I do with out it!?!). I have the basic layout ready and I was working on the central drop when I decided that a beaded bead would have to be showcased here.  Half way through, weaving the little beauty, I had a epiphany: that lovely half a beaded bead could work so nicely as a bead cap and bail.  That's when I was derailed from my project, I spent two days of precious time trying to figure out the best stone to be captured by the bead cap. Remember those lovely electroplated quartz daggers?!  The thin ones fit perfectly into the bead cap!  And the final product truly does look like an extravagant embellished dagger.  After I made one, I had to make another, this time I used a quartz briolette instead which was just as equally extravagant. 

Electroplated Quartz beaded bead pendant
This beaded bead cap securely displays the beauty and the exotic nature of the quartz dagger. 

Quartz beaded bead pendants
The quartz dagger along with the alluring quartz briolette that sits so comfortably in the bead cap.

Quartz beaded bead
The beaded bead cap with the quartz briolette pendant.
These two pendants are just a glimpse of the piece that I am making for the contest it is slightly similar to my A Peacock in Paradise necklace, but it's going to be more elaborate.  But you can be sure to see more of these stunning beaded bead caps!  On a side note, my shop is almost finished (there are slight glitches I need to fix), I hope to have it up and running by next week! YAY!


  1. Stopping by to invite you to join in the WW fun!
    Oh My Heartsie WW" w/Linky Have great week!

  2. Just gorgeous! Happy WW, feel free to pop over and link up at Ms Mystery Case. x

  3. Stopped back by to thank you for visiting Oh My Heartsie today!!

  4. These are gorgeous Nissa! The beaded caps are so unique compared to the usual wire wrapping or bails you would see with these crystal shapes. Good luck with the Fire Mountain Gems contest!

  5. Thank you!! I've been really busy, hence the late reply., I'm trying really hard to make the deadline, don't know if it's gonna happen or not. Fingers crossed!!


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