Spacer beads are essentially there to fill in part of the necklace or bracelet. Most pieces of jewelry focus on specific pendants, charms or beads. To bring more attention to these pieces, filler beads are typically smaller in size and placed between these larger focal points.
What are metal spacer beads?
A spacer bead is usually a type of bead that is used between feature beads or charms in a piece of jewellery such as a bracelet or necklace. They’re usually much more simplistic than feature beads and can help to tone down and neutralise a piece of jewellery that includes some very eye-catching beads or jewels.
How do I know what size bead cap to get?
A good rule of thumb is to use bead caps with a diameter at least 1mm less than your bead. (In other words, use a 5mm bead cap for a 6mm bead.)
What is the purpose of spacer beads?
Spacer beads are used to create texture and complexity in bead patterns. They are typically used between the main beads in a design. Spacer beads are a great way to lengthen designs and can also draw more attention to other beads. They also are a nice way to break up color palettes.
WHAT IS A crimp bead?
Crimp beads are soft metal beads used in place of knots to secure clasps and beads onto un-knottable stringing material such as beading wire. To use crimps, you will need some flat nose pliers to squash the crimps, or speciality crimping pliers that “fold” the bead into a small volume. First, thread crimp onto wire.
What is a rondelle shape beads?
A rondelle bead is disc or doughnut shaped and is wider than the height of the bead. These beads are often used as spacers to separate other beads.