Can't get that mangled crimp to look like a bead, or don't feel like trying? Just conceal it with a crimp cover. You'll get a great looking bead every time and can focus on making crimps that hold instead of just crimps that look nice. All you need is a pair of regular pliers.
Crescent shape won't become a perfect round bead when closed, but with practice, you can get pretty close.
These also work nicely as a "stopper bead" on the ends of our magnetic cable findings to keep large-hole beads from slipping off.
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4.8mm silver plated brass crimp covers. Size listed is size of round bead formed when cover is closed over crimp. Silver plate nicely matches the color of sterling silver. For a professional looking finish, hide squished crimps with crimp covers. Close crimp covers using the outer jaw of our mighty crimp pliers (#65-012).