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Old 2005-06-27, 7:56am
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Does anyone know of beadcaps that will fit lentil beads? Or of a Bali style that can be altered to fit???
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Old 2005-06-29, 9:19am
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Old 2006-08-07, 2:52pm
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I have searched and searched and the only two places I found were on ebay and one of them also sells through her site:

The sellers are becklinbeaddesigns and lentil-beadcaps-and-mink

Beckinbeaddesigns' site is http://www.becklinbeaddesigns.com/lentil_bead_caps.htm

I'm planning to buy, too, but I had been looking for other places to compare prices, but it seems that there's a monopoly going on!
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Old 2006-08-07, 3:34pm
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These aren't silver and the quality is just OK. I bought some and then promptly lost them somewhere or I'd send you a couple to look at. Maybe if my kitchen ever gets done I'll find them.
http://cgi.ebay.com/LOT-OF-48-PEWTER...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 2006-08-07, 4:55pm
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I bought some swirly lightweight bead caps and bent them to fit.
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Old 2012-02-25, 4:25pm
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I know this is an old post, but does anyone know? I love the ones from gems in bloom.
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Old 2012-02-25, 5:59pm
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Here I come to save the day.......(channeling Andy Kaufman)

To make this one work, I bend it long way in towards the hole. http://thebalibeads.com/detail.php?prod=2246


I also love these ones as they sit very nicely with the lentil shape.
http://www.bali-bead-shop.com/product.php?code=CP35
http://www.bali-bead-shop.com/product.php?code=CP34

Both companies are easy to deal with, have quality products and fast, affordable shipping.
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Old 2012-02-25, 6:17pm
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Tierracast makes those too, I've seen them at Rings-n-Things and Lytha Designs, in a variety of colors.
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Old 2012-02-26, 9:29am
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Thanks for these sources! I love those bead caps.
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Tierracast makes those too, I've seen them at Rings-n-Things and Lytha Designs, in a variety of colors.


Tierracast was the first that came to my mind too!
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I look at the sterling silver v terra cast thing as a reflection of my bead making. I have too much pride in my work to cheapen it down with inferior quality findings. The lentil caps are $2.20 each. Headpin $0.80, daisy spacer $0.22 and the bail is a bit pricier at around $5.00. For $8.22 worth of silver, I put a $60 price on the piece including a free black neck cord or suede. With terra cast, I wouldn't be able to fetch $30.
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Old 2012-02-26, 5:00pm
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I look at the sterling silver v terra cast thing as a reflection of my bead making. I have too much pride in my work to cheapen it down with inferior quality findings. The lentil caps are $2.20 each. Headpin $0.80, daisy spacer $0.22 and the bail is a bit pricier at around $5.00. For $8.22 worth of silver, I put a $60 price on the piece including a free black neck cord or suede. With terra cast, I wouldn't be able to fetch $30.
I was admiring the bail, and how pretty it is!
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Old 2012-02-26, 5:04pm
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This is a link to some TierraCast lentil bead caps. I purchased some a while back when I was making a bunch of donated pendants and I needed to keep the cost down.

The quality seemed fine to me. Granted they are not Sterling silver, but it makes me crazy sometimes anyway because I hate the discoloration of it. You do have to tweak the bead caps a little bit to make them fit the width of your lentil bead.

Anyway, here is the link....

http://www.etsy.com/listing/61431268...antique-silver

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Thanks Tammy for the hint on bending those first ones. I bought them and they don't fit a lentil as they are, even though they look like they would!
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