Crimping 101

Posted by Johnnie on 8/10/2010 to Beading Techniques
Want to crimp like a pro? It's easier than you might think. It should only take you a few minutes to learn how to make a properly folded crimp. It may not start out as the prettiest thing in the world, but like most things, it only gets better with practice. Follow these simple instructions to get you on your way.


STEP 1
String a crimp bead and clasp on your wire. One both are in place, back through your crimp bead.

STEP 2
Grab the crimp in the notch closest to the crimp tool's handle

STEP 3
Separate the wire and squeeze the crimp firmly

STEP 4
Move the crimp to the opening at the tool's tip and hold the crimp as shown. Squeeze the crimp, folding it in half at the indentation

STEP 5
Cheer and do a little dance (or however else you like to celebrate) because you've successfully crimped.

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