This sterling silver bead or chain end cap includes a special hidden spring mechanism to tie off strands securely and invisibly. To use this cap, tie your strand(s) onto the spring mechanism. If your beads are too large to fit inside the opening of the end cap, be sure to leave enough slack in the cord so the spring opens inside the cap. Insert the spring into the end cap. An interior lip in the end cap anchors the spring mechanism in place once the spring opens. Sold in packages of 2 sets (2 end caps, 2 springs).
• Replacement springs are available.
• IMPORTANT: Sterling silver is an alloy containing metals that react with chemicals found in air and produce tarnish; high moisture levels, exposure to sunlight and contaminants such as salt water increase this reaction. Take steps to protect your sterling findings by keeping them in airtight packages, use tarnish-resistant products (such as tarnish tabs or strips) that absorb harmful chemicals, and store sterling findings in a cool, dry place. Most tarnish is easily removed by polishing with a mild abrasive or soaking in an anti-tarnish solution.