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Attaching Your Clasp
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Attaching Your Clasp (How to Crimp)
to the desired length adding a few extra inches to work with. Thread on a
and one end of your clasp. Bring the wire back through the crimp bead.
Slide the crimp bead down to the
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.
Rotate the crimp bead one half turn and place in the outer cut out of the
. Press down again to close the half moon.
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.
Thread on 1-2 beads over both wires, using your
cut the wire as close as possible to the bead. This will hide any wire tail from showing.
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.
To make sure that your
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.
You may choose to add a
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.
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.
Reviewed by: Shannon Haggerty from Tucson, Az..
attaching clasp and crimp bead
Thank you, thank you...this really made it clear for me !!!!!!
Reviewed by: marjan from arizona.
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!
Reviewed by: Carmen Hofmann from Germany.
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!
Reviewed by: kristen holdcraft from glassboro,nj.
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