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I want to make a 3 strand necklace joining to a single strand using a 3 hole connector. What is the best way to attach the 3 strands to the connector that won't look ugly? Thanks,
- Amelia
Begin your project with a complementary color of Accu-Flex® beading wire. Then use Accu-Guard™ wire protectors to not only hide but also protect the stringing material where it attaches to the loops. Crimp the strands using matching crimp beads and crimping pliers then hide your crimp beads inside crimp covers.

If the Accu-Guard wire protectors are too large to fit through the connector, use French wire instead as it will also cover and protect the wire from abrading.

- Michelle Wood, Jewelry-Making Expert


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