I am almost despearately looking for small silver coloured bead caps
in a size that would fit 6mm beads and stay generally silver coloured
with wear. 3.5-4 mm bead caps would be best. I know Tierra Cast make
scallopped and layered bead caps in the right size and material, i.e.
a silver colour thatwill not easily fade in the form of antique
silver plated lead free pewter. However, they are a little costly (I
plan to use them on every bead of rosaries I’m making, i.e. 59 beads
per piece), and they are also a little elaborate for my purpose. I’m
really looking for a simpler ‘flat’ bead cap, though importantly
slightly curved to fit the surface of the bead rather than creating a
flatish disc at either end. I bought some sterling silver bead caps
at an OK price, but was disappointed at their shape for my purpose
and discovered the 0.4 inch hole was just a little too large for the
wire I use.
If anyone could help me, I’d be grateful.