If you want to make your own wire-woven bead cap you can buy step-by-step instructions today! Now you will be able to make this intricate design with no difficulty. Although it is described as an advanced project, my instructions are clear and detailed enough for those with intermediate wire skills.
The lesson consists of 32 steps illustrated with 35 pictures.
This is a list of materials and tools you will need to make the bead cap:
4 inches of 18-gauge sterling silver hard wire
1 foot of 20-gauge sterling silver dead soft wire
5 feet of 30-gauge sterling silver dead soft wire
one pear-shaped bead sized 0,9 inch long x 0,5-0,2 inch wide, drilled with a hole large enough for 18-gauge wire, may also be oval or nugget-shaped.
round nose pliers
You can pay for the tutorial via PayPal by sending $7 to firstname.lastname@example.org address and pasting "tutorial 1" in the title of the transaction.
The lesson in the PDF format will be sent to the e-mail address set in your PayPal profile usually within 24 hours receiving the money (except weekends and holidays when I'm out of my studio).
IMPORTANT: I always send tutorials on time. If you have not received yours, please check your spam folder - e-mails sent my address are sometimes recognised as spam messages by some e-mail servers!
NOTE: This tutorial explains how to make a bead cap presented in the first picture. All other pictures are examples of how you can use the technique described in the tutorial to make many more variations.