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Crimping Basics

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Crimping Basics

Learn the basics of crimping, one of the most essential techniques to making bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and other beading designs.

Step-by-Step Instructions:

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Step 1

Slide a crimp bead or tube over your beading wire.

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Step 2

Slide on a clasp if needed and loop beading wire back through crimp bead leaving enough beading wire to thread back through a bead.

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Step 3

Using your crimping pliers, put the crimp bead into the appropriate sized “C” shaped notch. Before your pinch the pliers closed, pull the bead wire apart so that they are at opposite ends of the “C.” Now pinch closed.

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Step 4

Your crimp bead now looks like a “C.” Take the “C,” make a quarter turn with the bead and crimp closed.

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Step 5

Now you have a crimped crimp bead. I typically do an extra pinch just to make sure I have it secured.

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