The humble but endlessly useful spacer bead comes into the spotlight this time…
What would you do without these? Spacer beads are the unsung heroes of jewelry making. While other beads are the focus of attention and the center of your designs, spacers hold them in place. Spacers help make your beads and your stringing material match up in length. Flower spacers, like these, pretty up the corners just enough to maintain a certain visual feel throughout the jewelry piece.
In the understated spirit of flower spacers, I’m showing you just two examples, both in demure multi-purpose antiqued silver finish. Both are Bali-style spacers, made by the reliable TierraCast company, with holes large enough to work with most cords.
Whatever color of metal they are, whatever size they are, and whatever pattern adorns them, we salute the flower spacers of the world! Stock up on a good selection and you’l be able to make any design inspiration come to life.
Have a favorite spacer, or a personal tip for using them? Leave a comment!