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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.

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17 Comment

  1. Reply
    Bordando feliz
    March 18, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Muy buena idea, gracias. Viviana

  2. Reply
    By Beaded Story
    March 18, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Love it! 🙂

  3. Reply
    By Beaded Story
    March 18, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Love it 🙂

  4. Reply
    Michelle
    March 18, 2010 at 3:49 pm

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

  5. Reply
    Jorna
    March 18, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Beautiful!! Thanks for showing us the tutorial!!

    Jorna

  6. Reply
    kiwiken
    March 18, 2010 at 4:34 pm

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

  7. Reply
    Dawn Doucette
    March 18, 2010 at 5:02 pm

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

    Dawn

  8. Reply
    Pretty Things
    March 18, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    love the necklace!!!!

  9. Reply
    Azure Islands Designs
    March 18, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Great necklace, great idea…
    Cheers

  10. Reply
    Adventures with Millie Making Jewelry
    March 18, 2010 at 9:47 pm

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

  11. Reply
    rosebud101
    March 19, 2010 at 12:45 am

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

  12. Reply
    Liz Revit
    March 19, 2010 at 3:36 am

    Great post. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Reply
    Laura
    March 19, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Fab idea! Very ingenious. :o)

  14. Reply
    Alice
    March 19, 2010 at 11:38 am

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

    Thanks so much for sharing.

  15. Reply
    CraftCrave
    March 19, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    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

  16. Reply
    Irish3
    March 19, 2010 at 6:23 pm

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

  17. Reply
    Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor
    March 22, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    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!

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