Win the New Maker’s Collection of Findings From TierraCast!

I love a good beaded rope, and I love it even more when I can give my beaded ropes a professional-looking finish. Imagine my excitement when I opened the latest sample pack from TierraCast and found all these amazing jewelry findings for finishing your best beaded ropes!

The newest Marker’s Collection includes 11 pairs of end caps, in a variety of sizes and metals, plus five toggle clasps to match. Everything you need to add a classic finish to your beautiful beaded ropes!

Would you like to win this collection? We’re giving away one of these new TierraCast Maker’s Collections (approx. $75 USD retail value) to one lucky reader here on Beading Daily! To enter, just leave a comment on this blog telling us what you love about making beaded ropes, or how you like to use beaded ropes in your beaded jewelry designs. We’ll choose one at random on Monday, July 28, 2014, and the winner will get this prize pack of jewelry findings from TierraCast! (Please note: due to customs restrictions, this giveaway is only open to residents of the United States. Duplicate comments on the blog will be deleted — please just post one comment!)

Good luck and happy beading!

Jennifer

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About Jennifer VanBenschoten

Born in New Jersey in 1974, I escaped to the Adirondacks for the first time in 1995, making it my permanent home in 2000.  I have been interested in beads, buttons and making jewelry as long as I can remember.  It's probably my mother's fault - she was a fiber artist and crochet historian, and whenever she ordered supplies from one mail order source, she would order a huge bag of assorted buttons and beads for me and my sister!    

227 thoughts on “Win the New Maker’s Collection of Findings From TierraCast!

  1. Spiral rope was the first bead weaving stitch I learned when I started bead weaving. It is my favorite stitch. Beaded ropes are easy to learn, quick to make, super nice by their selves or included with other stitches. I love beaded ropes!

  2. I love beaded ropes because they are easy to make. When we go on vacation, the first thing I pack are my beads … and I always pack enough beads to make a beaded rope. They are so simple, and they just look beautiful when I wear them.

  3. Bead ropes are so versatile, you can use an endless combinations of beads! And the finished rope can be used in so many ways, no wonder they’re so addictive.

  4. My favorite rope technique is bead crochet. It’s perfect for showing off an embellished cab or bead embroidered focal piece. I always have one going for winding-down-in-front-of-the-TV time, traveling (3 hour airport delays are a bonus!), or waiting room waits. One ball of beaded thread, one tool, no way to lose beads. The perfect project!

  5. I make a tubular herringbone necklace for special occasions or for very special gifts. It seems to take me a very long time, but the result is spectacular!

  6. Creating beaded ropes designed to work with my bead-embroidered pendants makes the necklace a complete statement. Working on the ropes is very meditative and enjoyable, watching the patterns emerge as the rope grows longer.

  7. Creating beaded ropes designed to work with my bead-embroidered pendants makes the necklace a complete statement. Working on the ropes is very meditative and enjoyable, watching the patterns emerge as the rope grows longer.

  8. I like the use of sections of beaded rope along with strung beads (single or multiple strands) or Viking knit in bracelet making. It adds variety to the texture and color of the finished piece.

  9. My first project was “twisted herringbone” rope necklace, beading was brand new to me.
    I still wear that beautiful rope, I love the weighty feel of it & I still get compliments
    on it even though it’s 15 years old!

  10. My first project was “twisted herringbone” rope necklace, beading was brand new to me.
    I still wear that beautiful rope, I love the weighty feel of it & I still get compliments
    on it even though it’s 15 years old!

  11. I love making beaded ropes, especially crocheted and herringbone ropes. Even the unembellished ones can be so elegant looking, especially when they are made with beads that have the new, special finishes.

  12. I haven’t yet attempted beaded rope, but I’m looking forward to it. I have dabbled in kumihimo, and these findings would work for that technique as well!

  13. Spiral rope stitch is my favorite. I was recently in an online design challenge that asked us to do the stitch of our choice in either three colors, three sizes, or three shapes of seed beads to show the difference what beads you choose makes. I chose spiral rope and three sizes, 8’s, 11’s, & 15’s. It was a fun experience. Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful collection. I am always looking for good rope ends.

  14. I love beaded ropes because there are some many variables. You can make delicate ropes with smaller seed beads, and more chunky, earthy ones with large seed beads.

  15. I am looking for this finding for long time, to complete me beaded rope.
    thank you for sharing this it make my work ease ,where can I find this finding
    to complete my beaded work?

  16. I love ropes because once you get them started, they have a nice easy flow and are so relaxing to work on. There are so many options and styles to fit your mood and bead stash!

  17. I have rheumatoid arthritis and have learned that beading and especially bead ropes are VERY good therapy for my hands! The repetitive action strengthens and I’m able to lay my work down when my hands tire and pick back up later in same place with no problems. I’ve never used bead caps or cones but would love to!

  18. I get a kick out of making the ropes for all the usual reasons: They are easy, beautiful and endlessly versatile, but what I really like is that they can provide a chain or hanger for a pendant that is a real knockout! You can custom make a beaded rope for that extra special pendant when a regular chain just won’t do and transform your work into a really outstanding, one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry.

  19. I love using beaded ropes with toggle clasps because I often create them with similar colors. That means I can piggy-back them together if I want a longer length necklace or extra color. I love to make bracelets with necklaces in the same pattern so that I can add the bracelet as a length extender of a necklace. If the toggles are pretty, they can be the focal point, even when more than one toggle end ties in together.

  20. I love..love…love beaded ropes and this TerraCast Collection will be the finishing touch to complete my work. Thanks for the opportunity to win this beautiful collection!

  21. I like making beaded ropes as they not only look beautiful but they make good travel projects as they are repetitive and can be done just about anywhere. I also love the surprise of seeing how it will look by changing one bead choice in the mix. I use beaded ropes to hold focal beads or just by themselves!

  22. With an endless supply of colors, shapes & sizes of beads available there’s no end to the variety of ropes to be made. All you need is knowledge of just one stitch.

  23. I watched Jill Wiseman’s Video on Kumihimo with Beads..Loved it! I was stuck in the hospital for 3 weeks…helped me keep my sanity for sure..Planning on getting beaded ropes dvd too..
    Thanks so much for the beadingdaily.com

    joy p duskin

  24. Wow! Beaded ropes! You can do just about anything with them, and use almost any stitch. Peyote, herringbone, twisted herringbone, RAW, netting, Russian spiral, cellni or Dutch spiral… all can make ropes. Long, short, skinny, fat… and embellished in all sorts of ways. One of my simplest projects was to make 12 simple herringbone ropes – in 12 different colors. I can wear one alone for a simple necklace, or take 2, 3, 4 – whatever, and lightly twist them together around my neck. Whatever my outfit requires!

  25. I love the versatility of beaded ropes: from chunky to lean, from sophisticated to funky. Finding the right findings to finish them off is usually the biggest challenge. Can’t wait for my local store to stock these new caps!

  26. My first project was a plain wire Kumihimo bracelet & I made my own end cap, then I saw beaded Kumihimo, beaded ropes, etc. & was hooked. I was excited to find the markers collection from Tierra Cast. I love the beads

  27. I love to bead rope because you can make a very nice finish with all the different end cap you can use. You can also use seed bead to finish your necklace, I also use end cap and connector for Kumihimo necklaces.

    Yours truly,
    Sylvie Demers
    sdemers36@gmail.com
    472 Christine St
    Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada
    K6A 3P7

  28. My first project was a simple wire Kumihimo bracelet, that I made the ends for, then I found the beaded Kumihimo & was hooked. I have been looking for ends & was excited to see the new Maker’s collection from Tierra Cast. I love beaded bracelets.

  29. I just finished my first beaded rope in odd-count peyote stitch last night. I finished it with a snap, but would like to try a more professional look.

  30. Omigosh!! These are so perfect for many of my projects — beaded kumihimo, tubular herringbone, etc. I’ve used ropes as bracelets, necklaces, trim (non-beaded kumihimo) for clothing. There are so many possibilities! Leave it to Terra Cast to come up with these great findings.

  31. TierraCast is my absolute favorite company for good quality findings and beautiful clasps. I have ordered a few others but none compare with Tierra Cast. I love the new pieces of course!

  32. TierraCast products are so classy. I haven’t used end caps for the beaded ropes I have tried so winning this collection would expand my rope making.

  33. I haven’t seen any comment on how well these Tierracast end caps work on Viking Knit. I’ve just learned how to do it with sterling and GF wire and now with these caps I can work with less expensive base metal caps which give a very professional look to the drawplated smooth wire bracelets. Extenders are easy to add on necklaces as well.
    janice Fingado
    jfdesigns
    Tucson, AZ

  34. I’ve just started to learn how to make beaded ropes, it is quite addicting and rather simple to make. I hadn’t realized how much can actually be done with one. So far peyote is the main one I personally know how to do, and I’m hooked already! Learning more stitches and techniques is exciting! I’l can’t wait to make more ropes for the clay pendants I’ve started making. Thank you for all of the information and inspiration you send out Beading Daily! And also for a chance to win TierraCast Maker’s Collection!

  35. I love making beaded ropes and then braiding them together using interesting colors and textures. It’s been awhile since doing this, but now I’m one again inspired to try this again. Ropes are classy.

  36. After trying several spiral rope necklaces I have been giving kumihimo with beads a try. I’ve been very wary of glue-in findings but would really love to try out this new Tierra Cast assortment — I love the look of these end-caps and coordinated clasps! I’ve been discouraged from experimenting by the cost of end-cap sets, and it would really be great to build my confidence with this assortment.

  37. Learning bead crochet was the one thing that pulled me away from metal clay. Started making my own toggles and end caps, but with TierraCast’s selection and price it was more affordable to buy them. I pretty much use TierraCast exclusively these days, and that means more time to spend on beading! And, they have oodles of findings to choose from!

  38. I love beaded ropes, because there are so many beads, special shapes, finishes, colors and sizes. The possibilities are endless! then there is Kumihimo!!! TerraCast has the best finishing products. I would love to win…bead on!!!

  39. So many things to love about making beaded ropes – they travel well – I’ve worked on them on trains and in the car, and once you know your stitch, it’s just repeat, repeat and repeat. They can be either a lariat, or have a pendant or other danglies added. You can never have enough ropes!

  40. I am new to beading and I already have so many projects ready to go or on my wish list. I love how the beaded necklaces can go casual or elegant and I am always finding new ways to finish or embellish the braids. What fun! I have never seen myself as particularly creative or artistic but I find great satisfaction with my new hobby.

  41. I love the fluidity of bead crochet and Russian spiral ropes. My problem has always been trying to provide the “professional” finish. A simple rope with no other pendants is a great to wear everyday with every outfit. Thanks for the chance to express myself.
    Nursebeader

  42. I am a beginner beader, learning Kumihimo & bead weaving at present & would love to have these to finish off my ropes. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  43. I’ve done beadingI love rope beading have been trying my hand at it..The TierraCast Maker’s Collection looks great..I have not yet established a stash of findings so this would be a welcomed surprise..but whether or not I win them..I keep working on my beaded ropes…

  44. I love to make spiral ropes while I’m “watching” TV but just made my first beaded Kumihimo and now I’m hooked. I’ve been shopping for end cap and clasp sets and I think TierraCast makes great products. I use many of their clasps in my gemstone necklaces.

  45. Beaded ropes are fun because they look complicated but once I get going on the pattern it’s easy enough to do while watching TV. Plus, they’re so versatile.

  46. I love making beaded ropes, especially. Lariats! My customers love the variety of ways to wear lariats and color combos are unending! Especially love the beauty and quality of Terra-Cast!

  47. I am looking forward to receiving Jill Wiseman’s instructional DVD and learning the “ropes” so to speak. The Bead ends would be perfect for Kumihimo as well.

  48. Beaded ropes are timeless…they can be classic, chic, fun, funky, mature, they can be easy or more difficul for the beginner or the expert, there’s a style for everyone.

  49. Beaded ropes look so elegant and appear as though they would be so difficult to create and was delighted to discover how , as a novice beader, I was able to learn how to make. Would recommend Jill’s book to anyone wanting to learn.

  50. Beaded ropes look so elegant and appear as though they would be so difficult to create and was delighted to discover how , as a novice beader, I was able to learn how to make. Would recommend Jill’s book to anyone wanting to learn.

  51. Beaded ropes look so elegant and appear as though they would be so difficult to create and was delighted to discover how , as a novice beader, I was able to learn how to make. Would recommend Jill’s book to anyone wanting to learn.

  52. I have never made a beaded rope, but I do like making Kumihimo ropes. I would like to learn how to make beaded ropes, they look so beautiful!

  53. I love to use beaded ropes in place of chain to suspend a beaded focal. The beaded rope also allows a beaded clasp that coordinates with the focal.

  54. I love to make beaded ropes! I did a lot of Kumihimo before I started to bead crochet. It is so easy once you get the hang of it. And leave it to TierraCast to come up with some great endings!! I have had a horrible time finding nice endings.

  55. Jennifer, just wanted to tell you how much I have enjoyed your blog. I am beading more frequently since taking a class last year on beading around cabs. I was doing lapidary work prior and now I have a beautiful finish product. I am almost 60 years old and I am entering a bracelet, and necklace that I have beaded into our county fair. (First time ever) I just purchased a kumihimo, so I’m really excited to get started with it. Thanks so much for your beaded rope suggestions! Love it! Terri

  56. Jennifer, just wanted to tell you how much I have enjoyed your blog. I am beading more frequently since taking a class last year on beading around cabs. I was doing lapidary work prior and now I have a beautiful finish product. I am almost 60 years old and I am entering a bracelet, and necklace that I have beaded into our county fair. (First time ever) I just purchased a kumihimo, so I’m really excited to get started with it. Thanks so much for your beaded rope suggestions! Love it! Terri

  57. I just love the way the ropes hold a large cabochon.. I make ropes with Kumihimo, braiding, peyote and I am now “trying” to learn a crochet technique.
    carol

  58. I just love the way the ropes hold a large cabochon.. I make ropes with Kumihimo, braiding, peyote and I am now “trying” to learn a crochet technique.
    carol

  59. Beaded ropes are addictive! With all the variations and techniques, as well as embellishments, I know I will never run out of projects. No two are ever alike, so it’s never boring. Besides a necklace or bracelet, they can be used as an accent on other projects- like picture frames or sculpted around bottles or other types of containers. It is easy to turn plain objects into unique gifts! Only takes a bit of imagination to see all the different ways to use ropes- from purses, hats, boots and sandals, pet collars and leashes, to lamp shades and ornaments- the versatile rope is a fun way to use your creativity and inspire your imagination!

  60. I love beaded ropes because of the variety of techniques that you can use to create them an,d they can be a beautiful finish to a pendant or a piece that holds attention all on their.

  61. I use beaded ropes to complement my beaded focal pieces. I use the same color ways and a lot of cases the same beads. I also love the double spiral weave which makes up stunning bracelets with no more embellishments needed.

  62. I am so excited about this new line, because I have just gotten into the Kumihimo and am in need of other ways to end them! I especially need some for the smaller diameters, so I am happy to see that TierraCast has those covered too!

    Karla

  63. Beaded ropes are gorgeous! They really speak of bead-weaving as an art form. Attaching a beaded focal to a beaded rope instead of to a chain, leather cord, or other stringing media is allowing your bead-weaving art to encompass the entire necklace, not just the focal. And the variety of patterns that can be made into beaded rope is mind-blowing!

  64. I can say with the MOST absolute certainty, that I was and am the most stubborn person leaving (or as I thought “ditching”) my basic stitched (peyote, herringbone, RAW) creations. For one, I’m not capable of watching someone demonstrate a technique and even come out understanding seconds later what was just demonstrated to me!
    The beading world is so vast with techniques….. different bead shapes/sizes, colors stringing material, tools, oh….and my favorite….my love-hate relationship with complementing colors!!!
    I came across a beautiful Kumihimo necklace in my local bead shop. For months and months I was just amazed by the skill level the designer had to have to create such a beautiful piece. I mean come on guys…why would I give up my size 11 beading needle, seed beads, and Fireline for a foam shaped circle with 30+ number slots using some sort of different nylon typed cording?!?
    Needless to say, I bit the bullet and tried it!! I started with a basic rope – no beads. My imagination went crazy with what I could do and even stretch the limits of doing, after finishing that first rat tail 8-strand corded braid! I stepped out of my comfort zone and could start using any type of bead even those I never thought I’d be capable of using the beautiful odd shaped czech beads (daggers, spades, huge drop beads, etc.!
    It’s relaxing to do, and my beaded ropes always turn out gorgeous even if I think they won’t! My favorite part of making my kumihimo creations is the amount of creativity I have to create different beautifully done beaded works of art. Every piece I make turns out amazing because it’s expanded my ability to use so many different types of shaped, colors, and sized beads!

  65. I can say with the MOST absolute certainty, that I was and am the most stubborn person leaving (or as I thought “ditching”) my basic stitched (peyote, herringbone, RAW) creations. For one, I’m not capable of watching someone demonstrate a technique and even come out understanding seconds later what was just demonstrated to me!
    The beading world is so vast with techniques….. different bead shapes/sizes, colors stringing material, tools, oh….and my favorite….my love-hate relationship with complementing colors!!!
    I came across a beautiful Kumihimo necklace in my local bead shop. For months and months I was just amazed by the skill level the designer had to have to create such a beautiful piece. I mean come on guys…why would I give up my size 11 beading needle, seed beads, and Fireline for a foam shaped circle with 30+ number slots using some sort of different nylon typed cording?!?
    Needless to say, I bit the bullet and tried it!! I started with a basic rope – no beads. My imagination went crazy with what I could do and even stretch the limits of doing, after finishing that first rat tail 8-strand corded braid! I stepped out of my comfort zone and could start using any type of bead even those I never thought I’d be capable of using the beautiful odd shaped czech beads (daggers, spades, huge drop beads, etc.!
    It’s relaxing to do, and my beaded ropes always turn out gorgeous even if I think they won’t! My favorite part of making my kumihimo creations is the amount of creativity I have to create different beautifully done beaded works of art. Every piece I make turns out amazing because it’s expanded my ability to use so many different types of shaped, colors, and sized beads!

  66. I love spiral ropes. I teach it as my introduction to beadweaving. I loe mixing beadweaving and metal work and rivvons to create really textural pieces. It would be great get a chance to try the TierraCast caps, I love their stuff!

  67. Beaded ropes are very versatile. We teach an arts & crafts and jewelry making to disadvantaged youth. Jewelry making makes these children forget their troubles even if it’s just for a little while. Very therapeutic.

  68. I like to use beaded ropes to give my beaded pendants a more sophisticated and finished look. Everyone always wants me to reveal where I buy my jewelry from! If they only knew!

  69. I like how ropes carry weight yet are easy on my neck. And they can have so many wonderful textures! They are fun to make and the repeating patterns delight my eye.

  70. I became intrigued with crocheting bead ropes. I love how different effects are achieved by not just color combinations, but also varying the ratio of colors. I’ve made bracelets and necklaces with the beaded ropes using them to highlight special beads and am excited about all the new, beautiful findings available to use for end caps and clasps!

  71. The different finishes would help me expand the different bead color combinations. I usually just stick to silver, but the bronze made me start going thru my stash.

  72. The different finishes would help me expand the different bead color combinations. I usually just stick to silver, but the bronze made me start going thru my stash.

  73. I recently learned to kumihimo with beads. I love the way it turns out with beads. Adding end caps gives it a professional finish that adds to the beauty. I love wearing my kumihimo bracelets.

  74. I like the versatility of beaded ropes. They can contribute to a bold design or they can have a more minor supporting role simply depending on patterns, bead sizes, or colors used…and now by more beautiful end caps and toggles.

  75. I love Kumihimo ropes and spiral ropes. I could use these caps for either or I could try circular herringbone again with these to finish them off.

  76. Really like the look of all the bead caps and am eager to try them on my beaded ropes. I am currently working on a RAW rope from Jill Wiseman’s new book. The hammered look of the new toggles is great too, especially for a casual look. I have enjoyed using Tierra Cast products for at least the last ten years. Keep up the good work Tierra Cast!

    dstowers1@comcast.net

  77. I’m simply dying to try making beaded ropes! I think they’re beautiful and there are such endless possibilities with them. Thanks for the blog with options for finishing them, and I hope I win the giveaway so I have some starter findings to get me going! Love you guys!

  78. I had never tried beaded ropes until I downloaded directions for one. At first, I was not sure of what I was doing, but I persevered and, low and behold, I have a beaded rope bracelet. I have made earrings to go with it and now I’m working on a necklace of the same pattern. Who would have thought! I love it! There are so many uses for ropes!

    Florence

  79. I love beaded ropes for pendants and beaded beads. They work up fast, can be done while watching the news and keep my hands busy. I am never sure just how to exactly finish the ropes. I would love to try some of the new Terrracast findings for finishing these lovely ropes.

  80. I have just learned how to make bead crochet ropes and I am having a blast! It is so versatile and portable. I always have a project with me in my purse.

  81. I love the feel of a beaded rope; slinky. I love the repetativeness of making ropes; keeps my hands busy while watching tv. speaking of keeping my hands busy; it’s better for you than smoking or eating. once again, beading is healthy for you!

  82. I like beaded ropes for their versatility. A long rope can be worn alone or wrapped. With small beads it’s perfect for pairing with a focal. Combined with daggers, peanut beads etc you get even more of a textured look.

  83. Beaded ropes are great with a simple wire wrapped pendant. It’s easy to accent colors in the cabochon with selected beads. And making beaded ropes is an easy project to do while traveling.

  84. I am just starting out with beading since i have grown ill. Beading is addictive and i find that with every project i make, I want to try something different and more beautiful. I live the talent these wonderful people have for creating auch beautiful jewelry and i aspire to so the same. Beaded ropes offer many possibilties in creativity.

  85. I am fairly new to beading, and haven’t tried a beaded rope yet, but I LOVE the look of them. I have been doing Viking Knit, and the Tierra Cast end caps work well with those!! I am anxious to try a beaded rope though, maybe this weekend!!

  86. I love making beaded ropes. They are so versatile and fun to make. The finishing pieces from Tierra Cast look like they would certainly add to the professional look of any rope.

    I enjoy all of your emails and read them every day.

    Thank you!

    Sherry Harrison

    skitch_kea@Yahoo.com

  87. I recently learned and now can’t stop making Kumihimo beaded ropes. The TierraCast Maker’s Collection would be perfect to use as finishing touches for my fun-to-make beaded ropes.

  88. Im recently disabled due to a brain aneurysm, stroke and ultimately surgery. My life has been perminately altered. So, i found myself not quite myself and needed to find a way to heal. I found beading and have since been recovering much faster. With past memory, memorization and hand and eye coordinatuon. Ive self taught from YouTube tutorials. I owe the beading comunity a huge thank you. Sites like yours and others have given me some hope. Thank you. I am currently working on spiral ropes and find them challenging right now but am sure its just a matter of time and practice. Thabks again.

  89. I love making beaded ropes. It’s just hard to decide which style is my favorite. Bead crochet ropes and peyote stitch ropes allow for design details that are so much fun to work up. Herringbone ropes work up quickly and they have such a lovely drape. The Zulu and African ropes are interesting and fun to work up, too. I just love making beaded ropes. Sometimes, I have a dilemma trying to finish the ends. These bead finds are amazing and will be fun to try. Thank you for this opportunity.

  90. What do I love about beaded ropes? I am just crazy about them, purchased my first one at a farmer’s market for my birthday in a stunning blue/ violet color centered with a lovely glass shell bead made in Alaska, and have been trying to figure out how to make them ever since. It’s what drove me to Beading daily to learn from the best.

  91. What I like most about beaded ropes is their history. They are used on several continents and they are quite old. I love when the artists magic of yesterday can be repeated today with newer materials and ideas

  92. Rope beading gives me a alternate of using chain. It looks elegant and beautiful. To finish with the new bead caps and clasps will give me a finish that is classic, smooth, and detailed.

  93. My friend and I are just starting to do beadwork although I have always liked beaded jewelry. I like long bead necklaces that I can interchange and am looking forward to creating some.

  94. The best part about beaded ropes is wearing them! Their so versatile. I can wear one with jeans or to go out on the town. I like to make them short to wear more as a choker and have even been known to wear the same one for days!
    Love these findings! Want!

  95. I only recently discovered beaded ropes and it has really opened up the possibilities. Now, I can’t make them fast enough, the ideas just keep coming!

  96. End caps give such a finished look to beaded ropes…. and you can “dress up” or “dress down” the rope based on your selection of end caps and complementary findings. I’m always on the lookout for items that would work as end caps but perhaps were not manufactured for that purpose.

  97. End caps give such a finished look to beaded ropes…. and you can “dress up” or “dress down” the rope based on your selection of end caps and complementary findings. I’m always on the lookout for items that would work as end caps but perhaps were not manufactured for that purpose.

  98. In the past year or so, I have been making seed bead ropes… Tubular peyote, Herringbone spiral, CRAW, Cellini, St. Peterrsberg, Shaped bead spirals, etc. I can’t seem to get enough of them. The one thing I find challenging is finding bead caps or cones to perfectly compliment my work. I prefer using beautiful caps and clasps to end my projects than having to make it long enough so I can take it off over my head.
    Kudos to the folks at Tierra Cast for coming up with more options to ending my ropes and other work. I’m excited to see these start hitting the store shelves. Yippee!

  99. I really like the look of beaded ropes but they take so much time and it gets kind of boring. It’s a real celebration when you’re done so adding end caps from the new TierraCast Maker’s Collections would put a perfect finishing touch on a labor of love..

  100. So far I’ve only made spiral rope bracelet debut would love to try a necklace with a couple of awesome Tierra Cast bead caps and fi love their toggles!

  101. So far I’ve only made spiral rope bracelet debut would love to try a necklace with a couple of awesome Tierra Cast bead caps and fi love their toggles!

  102. Beaded ropes take a long time to finish but I find the repetitive nature of a beaded rope to be meditative and soothing. Plus they provide so many ways to make a finished piece unique.

  103. I really enjoy making beaded ropes that resemble gold chains. The simplicity and smooth feel of a beaded rope makes it one of my favorite pieces of jewelry to make. It is even more fun to then add a lovely clasp.

  104. I like to use nice caps and clasps to finish kumihimo pieces. I’d like to learn spiral rope. For my first spiral rope, I picture purple beads and copper caps. Plus that gorgeous copper clasp that I’ve got to win!

  105. Beaded ropes and beaded Kumihimo ropes are great fun! I love making the crocheted ropes in which I crochet in little flowers in the rope. They are always popular. I recently discovered Tierra Cast findings and love them, especially the idea of a possibility of winning some.

  106. Creating beaded ropes has become my latest passion. I use them for necklaces and bracelets. I recently learned how to create chenille and am loving it.
    Thanks for all the great tips in your newsletter and blogs.

  107. I came upon learning to make bead crochet ropes a few years ago during a particularly difficult period in my life. I didn’t realize at the time how much just sitting in a little patch of sunshine with those tiny sparkling beads was helping me through a healing process.
    Now, from a joyful place, I continue making the ropes. What I love about them is experimenting with the endless possibilities of shape, form, texture and pattern. And, anyway, how could you not love the thing that helped you “get your sparkle back”!

  108. I love these finds! I am making copper sconces for my lamps (could be turned into really cool neck pieces as well) and adding beaded ropes with these finding will really make them even more special! Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas.

    jan

  109. I love the look of beaded ropes and winning this lovely collection would certainly be incentive for diving into making some myself :-) Thanks for the opportunity w/this contest!

  110. What beautiful findings! They would certainly finish any beaded rope wonderfully. I am new to beaded ropes and hope to learn a lot more about this jewelry form.

    Sue

  111. Most of my beading requires a rope of some kind, since these are so easy to bead I just choose on of the beaded ropes to add to my jewelry. I. Also do a lot of kumihimo and like to use TeraCast as they have the right colors for my color type. So this would be a great addition for me.
    Maria

  112. I love beading and am just getting into making ropes, and I like Tierra Cast products as they seem of good quality and are made in the USA!

  113. I love the feel of beaded ropes. They just invite you to touch them and to take a closer look when you feel all of the supple movement of those tiny beads. Herringbone is one of my favs… So many variations!

  114. I have been doing Viking Knit for about 3 years and just learned Kumihimo, which I absolutely LOVE. Finding end caps and clasps are my biggest challenge. Would always love the opportunity to receive anything new in the way of these findings.
    Thank you!

  115. I do lots of spiral ropes and am always looking for new ways to finish them. I get tired of doing the same closures. Am looking forward to these new options.

  116. I do lots of spiral ropes and am always looking for new ways to finish them. I get tired of doing the same closures. Am looking forward to these new options.

  117. I do lots of spiral and am always looking for new ways to finish them. These look great and I can’t wait to try them. I get bored using the same closures all the time and this will give more options.

  118. I do lots of spiral and am always looking for new ways to finish them. These look great and I can’t wait to try them. I get bored using the same closures all the time and this will give more options.
    Silverartist, Lynn

  119. I fell in love with bead crochet because once your pattern is strung, it zips by in a flash, is portable, and can also be done while watching movies or sports. I have a bunch of ropes crocheted up, waiting for elegant finishing– this would be perfect!

  120. I enjoy making crocheted bead ropes. I like to use short sections on longer mixed media necklaces and also bracelets with neat closures or faux closures. I love any chance I have to use Tierra pieces, they say quality.

  121. My best ropes for bracelets or necklaces are kumihimo-made and interwoven with jump rings in order to add Tierra Cast charms at the end. I also use many textures in my ropes such as eyelash yarns, ribbons, as well as the usual satin cords and add beads as the braid is made. The possibilities are endless and the end results are fasten-ating. Thus can be fastened with many unique clasps, end caps, etc!

  122. My best braided ropes are Kumihimo-made and are incorporated into bracelets and necklaces. I often weave in jump rings as I go so I can add Tierra Cast charms afterward. In my necklaces, especially, I use many media such as ribbons, butterfly yarn and fabric strips as well as the usual satin ropes. The end results are unique and ready for a beautiful end cap, clasp, or other Tierra Cast findings.

  123. My best braided ropes are Kumihimo-made and are incorporated into bracelets and necklaces. I often weave in jump rings as I go so I can add Tierra Cast charms afterward. In my necklaces, especially, I use many media such as ribbons, butterfly yarn and fabric strips as well as the usual satin ropes. The end results are unique and ready for a beautiful end cap, clasp, or other Tierra Cast findings.

  124. I started with kumihimo for beaded works, but recently I started doing peyote stitch. I also started using a loom for bracelets. I like that I could win the parts for Them. my use for them is resale for adding pendants I make.

  125. I love making beaded ropes because to may they represent bringing order to chaos. They are also versatile in that they can be long, like a lariat, or short, like a bracelet, and the color combinations make them fun to customize.

  126. I love making beaded ropes because to me they represent bringing order to chaos. They are also versatile in that they can be long, like a lariat, or short, like a bracelet, and the color combinations make them fun to customize.

  127. I love to make beaded ropes because they are so versatile. I use them not just for necklaces and bracelets, but also as purse handles for my gourd art creations.

  128. I enjoy making beaded ropes because they are so easy to make. I use the beaded ropes to string my lampwork beads that I create. Love Tierra Cast.

  129. Beaded necklace s are so versatile. Beading a unique rope to complete a focal be it gemstone or an intricate bead embroidered piece. By using different stitches, bead sizes, bead shapes a beaded rope will elevate a piece. Combing beaded ropes with sections of chain, strung pearls/gemstones just offers infinite possibilities. A beautiful delicate beaded rope can also be worn alone. Whether you choose to make your rope look like a real gold chain or you combine different colors these casual versions are attractive and fashion forward. Using beautiful unique findings, bead caps, cones, and clasp really set off simple or complex pieces.

  130. Beaded necklace s are so versatile. Beading a unique rope to complete a focal be it gemstone or an intricate bead embroidered piece. By using different stitches, bead sizes, bead shapes a beaded rope will elevate a piece. Combing beaded ropes with sections of chain, strung pearls/gemstones just offers infinite possibilities. A beautiful delicate beaded rope can also be worn alone. Whether you choose to make your rope look like a real gold chain or you combine different colors these casual versions are attractive and fashion forward. Using beautiful unique findings, bead caps, cones, and clasp really set off simple or complex pieces.

  131. I really love the look of beaded ropes. I used to admire them and wonder “How’d they do that?” Well, now I know and I love making them. Beading for me is great pain therapy. I suffer from fibromyalgia and small fiber neuropathy. Bead weaving is a great way to take my mind off of the pain. I’m always looking for new and interesting techniques to ‘broaden my horizons’ and you can never have enough findings.

  132. I love beaded ropes of all kinds; they don’t involve complicated instructions, they are relaxing, mindless work; and of course, they’re gorgeous!

  133. I love the circular peyote weave! It’s the first one I learned and has remained my favorite. Whether using bead soup or single color, it’s so versatile: ropes can be braided or twisted together for a chunkier look; a single rope makes an excellent omega on which to hang a pendant or larger bead by bail. This collection would be the perfect way to ‘cap’ a few projects!

  134. I love the circular peyote weave! It’s the first one I learned and has remained my favorite. Whether using bead soup or single color, it’s so versatile: ropes can be braided or twisted together for a chunkier look; a single rope makes an excellent omega on which to hang a pendant or larger bead by bail. This collection would be the perfect way to ‘cap’ a few projects!

  135. I love beaded ropes because they are so simple to make, yet can look either very elegant or nice and casual. depending on the beads you choose. I like to make beaded ropes and add lamp work focals to them. I love the look of the end caps and would love to use them on my beaded ropes!

  136. I try and know about most techniques beading is not a favourite EXCEPT beaded ropes which are so versatile I that you can dress up and down wearing one. I have only done a few but I find its the findings that can actually make or break designs or the very least enhance. I’d love this. I always scratch my head which brands to buy and it’s usually a hit or miss

  137. I find making beaded ropes to be simple, relaxing, and versatile! When I don’t quite know what to do with that new pendant I just made or bought, I put it on a beaded rope and voila, perfection! They are also interchangeable with my pendants, beaded or not. After working all week, I like to curl up with a glass of wine, some music and beads, and make ropes of whatever color combination comes to mind in whatever stitch strikes my fancy. These findings would add lovely touches to my ropes.

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