What a fantastic tool I think this will be my favorite
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)Maureen Jenkins from Australia.
Magical crimping tool truly magical!
Thought I'd save $ & stick w/my regular old crimping tool. But after watching Karla's tutorial, thought if give it a try. It works just like Karla says & makes a perfect little bead making your creations look so professional. I'd recommend this tool to any jewelry maker!
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Vicki Monroe from Noblesville, IN.
I love this tool! By rotating it around, it forms the crimp into what the looks like a 3mm bead. Now, I no longer need to use crimp covers that gives my necklaces and bracelets a fine finished appeal... Awsome!
It also saves me money not having to buy the crimp covers, I consider that a win. win!
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)SusieD from Florida.
Great tool! Fun to use!
This is a very nice, precision tool that feels great in your hand. I know this will last me a lifetime and then some. Highly recommended!
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Kristin Calabrese from Los Angeles.
So much easier!
I am highly impressed. Good quality tool that makes crimping nearly foolproof.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Aubrey M. from Clemson, SC.
I purchased this item a month ago as I had a large order for bracelets, I had never felt confident using the other crimp tool and covers, also did not like the finished look. This tool is magic and so quick and easy to use. I feel confident now that my bracelets will not break, thank you again for great service,
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Kathleen Burns from Ireland.
Magical crimp tool
Fun product, love them
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Sheila from PA.
Crimps Like Magic
Wow! So many reviews & so many beaders having trouble. Ladies it's not the tool & I doubt if it is you. So "WHAT ELSE" ? Use the Sterling 2X2 mm crimps & I bet you end up with a nice round bead. The silver filled are okay once you get the hang of it but because the Sterling is softer is why I think it works best. I very seldom use anything but the sterling crimps. If you are fraying the wire you are turning & strangling it. Use a soft touch. Watch Karla. Nice & easy. Good Luck!
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Heather from Canada.
BeadSmith Magical Crimp Forming Tool For .014"-.015" Wire
I've used this tool and the one for larger diameter wire.
As far as I'm concerned they are the best crimp tools made. As stated by some, they don't make the round crimps on first try. If you don't follow directions, and use different components (wire size, crimps, etc.)and don't have the patience to follow the directions don't blame the tool. I have been using both sizes and get great results.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Charles Wittmaack from Lake Havasu City, AZ.
BeadSmith Magical Crimp Forming Tool
This is the most amazing tool ever!!! I am so happy that I was able to get it, these are one of the ones you really need to get it.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Maria Levy from Boston, MA.
magical crimp forming tool.
This tool doesn't work for me. I have tried it may times and the crimps do not form beads, and in most cases they just fall apart. I am VERY dissapointed in this product.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Rosemary Wheeler from Newfoundland, Canada.
need more pratice
I tried this twice and still need more pratice in gettign the crimp to round out. I hope practice and patience will make it a more likeable tool
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Michele from CA.
Magical Crimp Forming Tool
This tool is indeed magical. It forms crimps that look just like beads, giving your pieces that perfectly finished look. Very professional!
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Patricia Hamilton from Va. Beach.
First time i used it my crimps were a bit hit and miss. But I'm sure with more practise I'll get the nack.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Marsha Sutcliffe from Ireland.
I didn't find this tool all that easy to use, and I don't consider myself a beading doofus. I'm sure practice makes perfect, but at this point I still prefer crimp covers for a nicely finished look.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Janet from Howell, MI.
Magical Crimp Forming Tool
I was so excited to find a tool that forms a little bead when you crimp! I am still not too comfortable using this tool, but with practice, I am sure I will get the hang of it. Auntie's Beads offered the tool at a price that is lower than any of the local bead shops offer. I love to shop where the quality is high and the prices are affordable. Thanks Auntie's Beads!
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Vicki Levasseur from Canton, IL.
Magical Crimp Forming Tool
I watched the how-to video a many times and read all the reviews on this tool and I still can't get the hang of it. I was able to get a "sort of" round bead but it still had rough edges. Forget "magical"it will be a "miracle" if I get it to work.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Patti Berger from Hartwick.
Nothing else like it!!!
This is a must have tool. It took very little practice to turn out a beautiful beaded crimp. Everything looks so much more finished now. I am so glad to have found the Bead Smith Magical Crimp Forming Tool and the only place I have seen it is here at Auntie's Beads. Thanks to Karla Schafer too, for the video where I first saw this tool demonstrated.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Carla DeCastro from Burleson Texas.
Having Trouble with this tool!
While I love the idea of this tool, I too am having troubles using this tool. When I make the "bead", I fray the stringing wire. It has resulted in breakage and returns on items. While I think it may be that I'm using it wrong, I'm disappointed that I'm having such trouble with it. I will continue to practice with it using inexpensive 2x2 crimps until I get it right!
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Irene Pilgrim from Alberta, Canada.
best tool I have ever purchased
This is the very best tool I have ever purchased. I can't imagine anything better.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Kathy Smith from dfw.
Not for me
Like one of your other customers, I tried this time and time again and could not make the crimp to look like a bead. The ends were very sharp. I watched the video, but still cannot figure it out. I guess its not for me either.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Lucy from Delaware.
I love this tool. It's will be the only crimping tool I ever use again. Just wish I had found out about this sooner. Thank you, Thank you!!!!!
And your How To videos are wonderful. Please add more!!!!
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Reita Burress from Tennessee.
They are magical!
I consider myself a beginning jeweler and don't feel comfortable crimping unless I use these :0). When I use these, after watching the video, I just go around and around until I see a little ball - then, I know that the crimp is complete and secure. What a great little tool!
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Barbara Huff from Saint George, UT.
My Go-To Tool
I absolutely LOVE this tool! It might just be my favorite. I know it says to use it with smaller wire diameters, but I have found it works the best with .018 wire. It makes the perfect round bead and crimps the wire very well. I even use the end of the tool to help hold or pull Beadalon wire. This is a MUST for any beader!
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Jill Rhoades from Pennsylvania.
magical crimp tool
Absolutely love these for crimping. My only regret is that I didn't get them a long time ago!
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Susan Paull from Florida.
Magical Crimp Forming Tool
I've had this tool for some time now and it is not what I'd expected. I watched the video on Auntie's Beads and wanted the tool immediately. Once I got it, I was not able to make any beads and was very disappointed. I've tried it over and over and still no results like the video. I suppose this tool is not for me. I love the video's - please keep that up!!! They are helpful even when the tool is not!
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Fajah from Chicago, Illinois.