I have recently started making link bracelets like the Links of London ones, but I cant find the silver slider bead used like a slide knot. Does
anyone know where I can find one or what to search for on bead sites? It
has been driving me crazy!
I just did a Google search and there are several sites that should have what you are looking for.
Etsy.com/shop/buttonsandshanks 100's of buttons
I used the search term large hole silver round bead on Google, and lots of results exactly like the bead in your picture came up.
The Cat's Meow Blog
My RebelMouse page
I think my post, or the photo was misleading... The bead is not fully rounded, it is more of a puffed coin bead, similar to this. But I would need a 3mm hole for the braided cord to fit and be adjustable, and that bead would be used instead of a slip knot.
I have tried every variation of puffed coin/lentil/flat round/disc/coin bead I can think of and cannot find anything with a big enough hole. But I know they exist as I have seen them being sold at a market stall on a similar bracelet. Also when I asked the stall owner she said they were purchased already made so she didnt know.
If you find anything you think fits the description could you please post a link, or private message me the link
I took have been looking everywhere for those beads.
Have you had any luck finding them yet?
Let me know and I will do the same for you.
I know this is old, but I found several beads like you were looking for. Here is one link http://www.etsy.com/listing/109566757/raku-ceramic-bead-metalllic-copper-large
The best place to look I find is eBay.com.
Never fails! I use it to find any macrame accessories I need.
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Put the keyword "silver beads" or "silver slider beads" on Google Search, and you will get many sites about them. Try it.