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Topics: Crimps, Removing

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I just finished crimping the end of a necklace and now I found that I left a bead out. How can I remove the crimp without destroying the end of the wire? I have not trimmed the wire yet.
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Topics: Thread, Cord, Finishing

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I've made a necklace using wire and thread (Accu-flex wire around the circumference with Fireline thread creating loops that vary in length). I don't know how to finish it since crimps would likely cut the thread. Would you please advise?
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Topics: Findings, Crimp Covers

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I find crimp covers are locking into each other while in storage, what is the best way to separate them?
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Topics: Findings, Crimps

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I would like to know the difference between a regular crimp tube and a thick-wall crimp?
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Topics: Crimping, Kinks

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I have made a 2-strand bracelet. The strand will bend up by the crimps and now will not lay right. What am I doing wrong?
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Topics: Scrimps, Crimps

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Are there any downsides to using screw-tites versus crimps? I would like to have info about the pros/cons of the two. Thank you.
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Topics: Wire, Mesh Wire, Crimps

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I just ordered some titanium mesh for a necklace. Are there instructions on the website for the best method and/or product to finish off the necklace?
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Topics: 2x2mm Crimp Tubes

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What is the difference between regular sterling silver 2x2mm cut crimp tubes and lightweight sterling silver 2x2mm cut crimp tubes? Under what circumstances would I choose to use one over the other?
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Topics: Crimp Covers to Disguise Slack in Piece

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How do crimp covers work? How do they take up slack on jewelry without restringing?
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Topics: Crimping Tips

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I am having trouble with crimping. The crimp beads don't often hold well even though I think I'm using my crimp pliers correctly. The crimps seem too big for the wire but I'm using the smallest ones I can find. I am crimping on Accu-Flex® 49-strand beading wire. Any suggestions?
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Topics: Black Cord Necklace Materials

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I make glass pendants. I would like to use some kind of black cord to make an easy to put on necklace. What do I need and how do I make it? Thanks
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Topics: Finishing A Multi-Strand Necklace

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I make a lot of multi-strand necklaces with both pearls and gemstones. I use beading wire, not string. The resulting bunch of strands is much too large to fit into a cone on the end. I would like to know how to hide the crimps on the ends and all the finishing at the end of the necklace using a bead cap and other findings. I have seen it done in magazines and catalogs.
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Topics: Finishing a Necklace with Large-Hole Glass Beads

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I am making a necklace with glass beads, but when I put on the crimp bead to hold the bead in place, the hole in the bead is bigger than what the crimp bead holds. What do I do to keep my glass bead in place?
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Topics: Illusion Cord

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How do you attach beads to "illusion" cord?
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Topics: Strengthening Necklaces

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I am using Accu-Flex® 7 strands (.012") and bead crimps with pearls and other beads. Some of the necklaces get broken after a while. What can I use to make them stronger?
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Topics: Securing Letter Beads to Leather Cording

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I am making bracelets using 4.6mm alphabet letters and 2mm leather cording. My letters (arranged into a word) are centered on the cord. To hold them in place so they don't slide, I tie a knot on each side of the word. I am looking to use some type of bead, crimp or something instead of the knot to prevent the letters from sliding on the cord. Any suggestions? I saw something called smart beads but I don't think the hole is big enough to fit the 2mm leather through it.
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Topics: Crimping More Than One Cord

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How do you put crimp beads on two pieces of cording?
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Topics: Perfecting Crimping

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Sometimes when I am working on a bracelet or necklace, the crimp bead breaks off, and I have to start all over again. What am I doing wrong?
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Topics: Using Crimp Ends for a Professional Finish

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How can I give my jewelry ends a professional finish after I crimp them?
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Topics: Making a Pearl Link Necklace

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I want to make a pearl link necklace. How do I connect each circle? I want the pearls to form a link necklace!
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