A while back, I shared my idea for covering unsightly crimp beads with large-hole beads in this tutorial: A Pretty Crimp Bead Cover Alternative.
I much prefer using attractive beads in place of manufactured crimp covers.
Recently I made several bead necklaces and finished them off with a variety of interesting acrylic and lucite beads covering the crimps.
I thought you might like to see some of them.
On each of these necklaces, they’re the last beads at the ends of the strands, right next to the jump rings:
I always keep an eye out for beads with big enough holes to cover crimps.
(In my tutorial I detailed how I find these beads.)
It’s handy to have a selection of colors and styles of beads you can use for this purpose!
Do you finish off your beaded pieces this way?
I’d love to hear your thoughts on these!