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Oct 23 2010
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.
Here is what I came up with. I thought I would share it because I am sure if I am in this jam there must be others out there as well. This pattern will make a bead cap 10mm X 10mm and is worked in circular peyote.
Fireline or beading thread
String 26 #11 Delica beads
Go through beads again and first bead strung to form a circle.
Work circular peyote stitch until there are 5 in each row.
Then begin the decrease as outlined below.
String 1#11, 1#15 to end of row ending in #11
String 2#15, 1#11 to end of row ending in a #15
String 13 #15
String (1#15, skip next) to end of row ending in #15
String #11 between #11 from previous row
String #15 between each bead in previous row weave in and finish off, cut thread
Here is a bead crochet necklace I did using these bead caps.
Mary Ann Hom wrote on July 31,2011
One of the Kumihimo yahoo group ladies passed your site to me as
I was looking for directions on how to cover magnets. She suggested
I try this. With a little adjustment, I think this could work.
I am wondering if I will have to glue the peyote cap to the magnet.
Thank you for your lovely work and your help.
Phyllis Houp wrote on November 7,2010
Another beautiful addition. thank you for sharing.
Rena Klingenberg wrote on October 24,2010
Dianne, this is such a great DIY solution! I love that it provides an additional handmade touch to your beautiful piece. Thank you for sharing your great idea!