Beading: How to Crimp
When connecting your beaded strings to clasps, crimp beads make the process easy and the connection secure.
What You Need:
- Wire cutters
- Beading wire
- Crimp beads
- Crimping tool
- Desired clasp
1. Gather the supplies listed, above.
2. Cut the beading wire to the length instructed in the project directions.
3. Thread a crimp bead on one end of beading wire, pass wire through the end of the desired clasp, and run wire back through the crimp bead in the opposite direction. (Note: The crimping tool has two notches, one to flatten the crimp bead and one to round out the flattened crimp.) Flatten the crimp bead firmly with a crimping tool.
6. Cut the wire ends close to the crimp beads and tuck the ends into the adjacent beads.