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Topics: Magnetic Clasp, Stringing Material

I make magnetic bracelets and would like to use a wire to string the beads. What is the best choice and do I use the crimp bead method for the magnetic clasps?
- Donna
Beading wire such as Accu-Flex® beading wire is one of the best stringing materials to use for bracelets that incorporate a magnetic clasp. This type of wire's core contains many strands of stainless steel cable, so using it for your project will help your bracelet withstand the wear caused by pulling the clasp halves apart.

Use crimp beads and crimping pliers to attach the wire to the clasp. Learn how to crimp beads by reading ''Stitching and Wire-Working Techniques'' article below.


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