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Crimp Beads
Crimp beads are an essential item in every beader's stash. They help secure beading wire and give your beaded designs a perfectly polished and professional appearance every time. 

The most common size is 2x2mm crimps, because they are best suited for .015" and .018" beading wires. 1x1 crimps can be used to create illusion necklaces or to secure beaded pieces using .012" wire. 3x3 crimps are best for heavy gemstones strung on larger diameter beading wires.
 
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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