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Crimping Techniques

Findings – Make a Crimp

This project shows you how to adapt jump ring finding into a crimp suitable for different projects. This is a great tip!

How to Crimp Video

A quick jewelry making video that shows how to crimp a crimp tube and use crimping pliers

Crimping Wire for Beaded Necklaces

Crimping Wire for Beaded Necklaces. Part of the series: Beaded Jewelry Projects. Crimping the wire keeps beads on the necklace. Learn how to crimp wire in this free video clip about making jewelry with beads.

What is a Crimp Bead

What is a Crimp Bead?. Part of the series: How to Make Beaded Jewelry. A crimp bead is a very small metal bead that is used on the ends of a piece of jewelry to keep them all on the strand. See how to use crimp beads in a variety of projects with great tips from an experienced jewelry maker in this free video on beaded jewelry.

How to Use Crimp Bead Cover?

crimp bead cover plays an important role in jewelry making especially in jewelry ending part. Now we will show you how to use these smart jewelry findings to finish your jewelry making perfectly.

How to use Crimping Pliers to Crimp a Crimp Bead

How to use Crimping Pliers to 'Crimp' a Crimp Bead

How to use bead tip

1.Cut your desired length of cording, leaving at least 6 inches to 8 inches‚ extra inches on each end of your design to accommodate a simple, overhand knot.2.Tie your first overhand knot.3.Thread the first clamshell bead tip onto the cording by passing the cord into the center of the clamshell.4.Apply a small dab of glue onto the knot. Let the glue dry.5.Use a pair of snips or scissors to trim any excess cording as clo

How to use cord tip

1.Place one end of your cording in the channel of a cord end.2.Use your chain nose pliers to flatten one side of the cord end down onto the cording.3.Repeat step 2, flattening the second side of the cord end down on top of the first.4.Thread a split ring onto the hole at the end.5.Thread one side of your desired clasp onto the split ring.Repeat steps 1-5 to complete the second side.

Using the Magic Finding and Omega Insert with the Magic Finding Pliers

Step 1String the end of your beading wire up through the center hole of the first Magic Finding.Step 2String the beading wire back down through a side hole of the Magic Finding.Step 3Pull taut until the beading wire lays flat against the Magic Finding. There should be a short tail of beading wire sticking out the bottom of the Magic Finding.Step 4Using wire

Using the Magic Finding with the Magic Finding Pliers

Step 1String your beading wire through the center hole of your first Magic Finding. Leave your desired length of beading wire sticking out the far end of the Magic Finding. Step 2Place a bead stopper at the far end of your beading wire right next to the Magic Finding. This will keep your beads and beading wire in the correct spot. Step 3Begin stringing your beads onto the beading wire (on the

Using French Wire with Beading Wire

Step 1Cut two pieces of French wire approximately 3/8 inch.Step 2String a crimp bead onto the beading wire.Step 3String the piece of French wire onto the beading wire.Step 4String one end of the clasp on the beading wire. Pass the wire back through the crimp bead. The French wire will create a loop through the clasp.Step 5

Using a Wire Guardian

Step 1String a crimp bead onto the Soft Flex.Step 2String one end of the wire guardian on the Soft Flex.Step 3String through the other end of the wire guardian, creating a loop around the wire guardianStep 4Lay the Soft Flex around the top of the wire guardianStep 5String one end of the clasp on the Soft Flex.

Make your own Extender Chain

Step 1String a crimp bead onto the Soft FlexStep 2String one end of the clasp on the Soft Flex. Then go back through the crimp bead, creating a loop around the clasp.Step 3Make sure that the wires are lying parallel to each other. Place the crimp bead into the back notch of the crimping pliers.Step 4Squish the crimp bead with the crimping pliers.

How to Use a Premade Extender Chain

Step 1String a crimp bead onto the Soft Flex.Step 2String one end of the clasp on the Soft Flex. Then go back through the crimp bead, creating a loop around the clasp.Step 3Make sure that the wires are lying parallel to each other. Place the crimp bead into the back notch of the crimping pliers.Step 4Squish the crimp bead with the crimping pliers.

Multi-strand With Closed Jump Rings

Step 1Cut a piece of Soft Flex Beading Wire to your desired length plus two inches. Crimp one end of the Soft Flex to one closed jump ring.Step 2String beads onto the Soft Flex until the desired length has been reached.Step 3Crimp the other end of the Soft Flex to the second closed jump ring.Step 4Repeat Steps 1-3 with the remaining number of strands that yo

Multi-strand Piece with Cones

Step 1With two 3 inch pieces of 22 gauge sterling silver wire, make a wire wrapped loop on one end of each piece.Step 2Crimp one end of your Soft Flex beading wire (cut to desired length plus 2 inches) to one of the wire wrapped loops.Step 3String beads onto the Soft Flex until you have reached your desired length.Step 4Crimp the other end of your Soft Flex

Multi-strand - 3 to 1 Link With Hidden Crimps

Step 1Cut a piece of Soft Flex Beading Wire to your desired length plus two inches. Crimp one end of the Soft Flex and cut the excess off with wire cutters.Step 2Slide the Soft Flex through the first hole on the 3 to 1 link so that the crimp bead is hidden inside the link.Step 3String beads onto the Soft Flex until the desired length has been reached.Step 4S

Multi-strand - 3 to 1 Link

Step 1Crimp one end of your Soft Flex beading wire (cut to desired length plus 2 inches) to the first loop of one of the 3 to 1 links.Step 2String beads onto the Soft Flex until you have reached your desired length.Step 3Crimp the other end of your Soft Flex to the first loop of the second 3 to 1 link.Step 4Repeat steps 1 through 3 for each of the other loop

Knotting Stretch Magic

Step 1Cut the Stretch Magic to about 12 inches. Begin stringing your beads onto the elastic.Step 2After you have strung your last bead, cross the right end of the elastic over the left end.Step 3Wrap the right end behind and around the left end, beginning to form a square knot. Pull the ends so the knot is close to the beads.Step 4Cross the left end of the e

Crimping Stretch Magic

Step 1Cut the Stretch Magic to about 12 inches. Begin stringing your beads onto the elastic.Step 2After you have strung your last bead, string a 2x2 crimp bead onto the Stretch Magic.Step 3Slide the other end of the Stretch Magic through the crimp bead so the ends of the elastic are facing in opposite directions.Step 4Pull both ends of the Stretch Magic unti
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