How To Crimp A Crimp Bead

When it comes to making jewelry nothing is as quick and easy as using flexible stringing wire and crimp beads. No knot, needles, or glue required! Let the fabulous Kate Richbourg take you through the ins and outs of how to use the crimp tool to securely attach a clasp to your stringing designs.

The entire video is EXCELLENT, but if you are just looking for a quick refresher, jump to 2:59 for the down and dirty of crimp tool action.

Kate used the following materials in her demonstration:

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3 Responses to How To Crimp A Crimp Bead

  1. Sylvi says:

    How do you deal with the remaining tail on the 2nd side when the bead holes are too small to slip it back through? This has always been troublesome for me, not wanting to leave a small rough piece of the wire exposed…

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    • beadshopgirl says:

      Here at the bead store we all have a different opinion about the wire tail. If you are using semi-precious stone beads the bead hole is small and often will not accommodate a second wire. My personal preference is to cut the wire tail flush against the crimp bead after crimping it closed. I haven’t had any trouble with my jewelry breaking over time as long as I use the crimp tool correctly and give it that extra little squeeze with chain nose pliers.
      -BSG

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