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Attaching Your Clasp
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Attaching Your Clasp (How to Crimp)


Basic Bead Stringing - Step 1
 
 
Cut your wire to the desired length adding a few extra inches to work with. Thread on a crimp bead and one end of your clasp. Bring the wire back through the crimp bead.
Basic Bead Stringing Step 3
Basic Bead Stringing Step 2
 
 
 
 
 
Slide the crimp bead down to the clasp and place the crimp bead inside the inner cut out of the crimp tool. Press down using firm pressure once to form a half moon shape. 
  

Basic Bead Stringing Step 4

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rotate the crimp bead one half turn and place in the outer cut out of the crimp tool. Press down again to close the half moon.
Basic Bead Stringing Step 6
Basic Bead Stringing Step 5
 

 
 
 
You may then use the very end of the crimp tool or flat nose pliers to press again to ensure that the crimp is secure. We also suggest that you pull on the clasp and wire to make sure that the crimp is secure before stringing your beads. 
 


 
 
 
 
Basic Bead Stringing Step 4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thread on 1-2 beads over both wires, using your nipper tool cut the wire as close as possible to the bead. This will hide any wire tail from showing.
Basic Bead Stringing Step 5Basic Bead Stringing Step 6
 
 

 
 
 
String on the remainder of your beads, add a crimp bead and the other end of your clasp. Bring the wire back through the crimp bead and 1-2 more beads. Pull on the wire tail and clasp to move the crimp bead close to the clasp and crimp.
 
 
Basic Bead Stringing Step 4
 
 
 
 
 To make sure that your bracelet has some movement and is not too tight we recommend that you squeeze the bracelet in your hands before the final crimp. Crimp and use your nipper tool to cut off the remaining tail.
 
 
 
  
 
Basic Bead Stringing Step 5Basic Bead Stringing Step 6
 
 

 You may choose to add a crimp cover to give your piece a more finished look. Use your crimp tool to hold the crimp cover, place it over the crimp bead and gently press the crimp cover until it is closed over the crimp bead.
 
 
 
 
Basic Bead Stringing Step 4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
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Customer Reviews
5/5
Rating Attaching a clasp
Folks used to enter my store wanting a quick fix. If a crimp bead was attached using a crimper tool I would have to cut below the crimp to get to the wire. then there was not be enough wire to add a new clasp and I would restring the whole necklace. If the crimp is just flattened, wire tail is tucked into a few beads then I would be able to open the crimp pull out the access wire, change out the clasp or shorten the necklace quickly. I can still cover the crimp with a crimp cover when done.
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Reviewed by: from Tucson, Az.. - 7/29/2013
5/5
Rating attaching clasp and crimp bead
Thank you, thank you...this really made it clear for me !!!!!!
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Reviewed by: from arizona. - 7/17/2012
5/5
Rating Crimp Cover
By accident, I had bought crimp covers and never knew what they were for. Thanks to these wonderfully simple instructions I can now turn many of my first projects into more professional looking pieces of jewellry. Thank you so much for again and again inspiring me! Because of you I know what to do with the money that is left at the end of a month - I spend it with you!
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Reviewed by: from Germany. - 8/23/2010
5/5
Rating very informative!
i have heard of crimp covers, but have never seen them anywhere. i''''m glad i read this piece because not only do i know where to purchase them, now i know how to apply them!
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Reviewed by: from glassboro,nj. - 6/14/2010
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