Using crimp beads to finish a necklace or bracelet:
|1. String a crimp bead onto the beading cord or cable, then string the clasp.|
|2. Bend the cable back through the crimp bead.|
|3. Tighten the loop (but not too tight!). Use crimping pliers to crimp the bead into a small round crimp, or use flat-nose pliers to simply flatten the crimp.|
|4. Trim the excess cord/cable.|
|5. Use crimping pliers to close a crimp cover over the crimp bead.|
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For additional tips and tutorials on using beading wire (stringing cable), crimp beads, crimp tubes, crimp covers, wire protectors & bullion (French Wire), see:
Jewelry Basics (PDF).