Bead tips are jewelry findings that provide a great way to hide knots at the ends of bead thread. To use a bead tip, thread the end of your stringing material through the hole, then knot it to secure your strand. If your thread is very thin, you may want to tie the knot around a seed bead, for extra bulk. Next, bend the hook closed to create a simple loop, and attach a clasp or jump ring.
- Clam-shell (fold-over) bead tips allow you to completely cover (hide) the knot by folding the clam shell over the knot.
- Extra-secure fold-over bead tips include an already-closed loop.