Crimping pliers extend the life of your other jewelry pliers and also help you professionally finish the ends of your beading wire. The tips of these specialty pliers have both a crimper and a rounder.
To use crimp pliers, 1) use the crimper section to secure the cord. To achieve the best results, position the two pieces of cord on either side of the center dimple before you squeeze down on the crimp bead. 2) Use the rounder section of the pliers to shape the already crimped crimp bead into a round shape.
Once rounded, the crimp bead will be rounded and compact enough to leave as-is, or hide inside a crimp cover, fold-over bead tip, or even a large-hole bead.