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Crimping Beads onto Beading Wire

Step 1

Crimp a clasp onto one end of your beading wire.

Step 2

Add a 2x1mm crimp bead to the beading wire. I have placed mine about an inch from the clasp.

Step 3

Use chain nose pliers to hold the crimp bead in place.

Step 4

Flatten the crimp bead with the chain nose pliers.

Step 5

Add a bead to the beading wire.

Step 6

Add another 2x1mm crimp bead. Flatten the crimp bead on the other side of the bead.

Step 7

Add another 2x1mm crimp bead. I have spaced mine about an inch from the last bead. Then repeat steps 3-7 until desired length.

Step 8

When you have reached your desired length, finish your piece by crimping the other end of the clasp onto the beading wire.

An Alternative

As an alternative, try crimping the 2x1mm crimp bead with a pair of crimping pliers rather than chain nose pliers.