Shop GF ear wires, crimps, cord ends, wire, eye pins, ball-end head pins, clasps, split rings and jump rings for creating affordable precious metal jewelry.
Size 1 twisted crimp tubes fit beading wire cable from 0.010 - 0.013" (0.25 - 0.33mm). The twist helps them hold securely. Simply flatten with chain-nose pliers (do not use crimping pliers).
Size 2 crimp tubes fit the most popular sizes of beading wire cable: 0.015" - 0.024" (0.38 – 0.61mm). Use with Standard crimper or flatten with chain-nose pliers.
Gold fill (also called gold overlay or gold-filled) is made by using heat and pressure to apply a layer of karat gold to a base of less costly metal. This produces a surface with karat gold. The minimum layer of karat gold must equal at least 1/20 of the total weight of the item. Gold fill is 50 to 100,000 times thicker than normal gold plating, and 17 to 25,000 times thicker than heavy gold electroplate (sometimes stamped 14kt HGP). See illustration for more info.