This beautiful Red Flower Necklace was made by Linda Roberts of Beads for Ever on Etsy
. She used of one of my New Sliders
and a pair of end caps that I made to match the slider along with a beaded Kumihimo rope.
There are a variety of different designs of sliders, most with end caps available in the Slider Section of my Bead Shop
This one is made up in a length that is just slightly longer than a choker but still riding high up on the chest.
The beaded Kumihimo rope matches perfectly and this is yet another illustration of how you can really make a lovely necklace in a pretty short period of time with these sliders and a Kumihimo Cord. In this photo you can see the whole necklace with the porcelain end caps. These are plain porcelain end caps and can be used with a variety of necklaces with or without a slide.
Both the slide and the end caps would work equally well with a crocheted or bead woven rope or with viking knit. The ample size of the end caps allow you to hide all the ends and finishing off of the cords or wires neatly inside the end caps. With the holes in the end caps you can securely wire the cord onto the eventual clasp as well as gluing it for additional security.
It is my experience that Kumihimo is one of the quickest ways to work up a beautiful beaded cord. With the ability to also include a variety of fibers you can make an almost infinite variety of looks with the combination of Kumihimo and my new sliders.
Here is an additional photo showing the matching porcelain end caps and you can see how they make for a very neat looking and matching way to finish off the ends of your necklace.