This sterling silver bolo tip is stamped on two sides with a starburst design and features a 7mm handmade bead with decorative stamping around its center and a 1mm round bead end. The slender shape is great for thinner cords. Hollow bolo tips are ideal for finishing the ends of leather, suede, rubber or fabric cord in your southwestern-style neckwear design.
Insert the cord into the open end of the long, cone-shaped finding and secure it in place with jeweler's epoxy and/or crimping, as appropriate.
• 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.