The first step was to cut out a strip of sterling silver from 24 gauge sheet metal. I don't own a stepped mandrel small enough to round out the caps, so I used an empty paint roller handle. It was just the right size!
The bracelet turned out really well when I finally put everything together. Fabricating end caps from scratch was definitely a good experience, but in all honesty, it's too time consuming to do on a regular basis unless I have a special project for them.