Crimp ends are another way to end mesh wire. Thread the mesh into one half of a crimp end hook-and-eye clasp working the crimp end down until you're sure the ribbon is in as far it can go. Place your chain-nose pliers on the center section of the crimp-end and squeeze tightly, closing the crimp around the mesh tubing. While holding the crimp end, pull on the mesh gently with your other hand to test the security of the crimp. Don't pull too hard as you want to be sure the clasp will stay on. If it moves, re-crimp with the chain-nose pliers until the crimp is secure. Use wire cutters to trim any excess mesh tubing extending beyond the crimp end.
Mesh wire is beautiful and delicate; use care when threading a needle, knotting or adding beads.Additional Resources
- ''Single-Strand Necklace with Tubular Mesh, Sterling Silver Beads and Hill Tribes Shell Beads'' project
- ''Using Ribbon Ends'' how-to video and instructions