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Using a Crimp Cover


About this Tip:

Follow this step-by-step technique to learn the basics of using a crimp cover to hide your crimp beads.

Components:

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Hold the crimp cover with flat nose pliers (easier to hold in my opinion) or with chain nose pliers.
Step 2:
While grasping the crimp cover in your pliers, insert crimp bead into the crimp cover so that it is cupping it. I typically wait until I’m done stringing to add the crimp cover.
Step 3:
Pinch the cover closed over the crimp bead.
Step 4:
Turn the crimp cover a quarter turn and pinch again to secure the seam and round off the cover.
Step 5:
All done!

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  1. Corinne
    Corinne says:

    Thank you so much! It was really difficult for me to be able to squeeze the cover in a right manner. Now, I think I will do it right.

  2. Vee aka Dream Chickie
    Vee aka Dream Chickie says:

    Thank you! This really helps! I was having a challenging time closing my crimp covers.

  3. Loretta L
    Loretta L says:

    I have trouble with the smaller crimp covers as my fingers just don’t cooperate! However, I have found if I use the 6mm covers it works great for me.

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    William G says:

    looking,reading, learning. Great stuff!

  5. desert beader
    desert beader says:

    I’ve never used crimp covers, but after seeing the technique,it presents more professionally. thanks for the tip

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    P Baker says:

    Thrilled I found your site, offers more easier than other sites

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