I'm giving you a sneak peek at the two finished designs on the left. The copper and black one is still "under construction".
The tube beads are the ones I show how to make in my Textured Tubes and More tutorial. The holes on the tube beads are quite large which makes them great for stringing on thicker cords. I wanted to cinch them up a bit for my wire work designs so I added some bead end caps between the tube bead and the crystal which help to fill in the "gap". I think they give a nice "ruffled" look and add a bit of interest.
I also have these cool rings and was looking for a bead to go in the centre but wasn't happy with anything we had on hand so came up with a new plan. I filled the center spaces with a clay "bead" and baked them right in. I think they will go with the overall design I'm working on much better now.