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 Using French Wire with Accu-Flex® Professional Quality Beading Wire 

Presented by Marlynn McNutt, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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Step 1
Using the scissors, cut two 1/2 inch lengths of French wire. Using side-cutting pliers, cut a length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire appropriate for your project needs.
Step 2
String onto the wire one crimp tube, a 1/2 inch piece of French wire and the loop on one half of the clasp. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube, leaving one end of the wire approximately 1-inch long.
Step 3
Pull the crimp tight against the French wire and the clasp so the French wire forms a nicely curved tube.

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using side-cutting pliers, trim the excess wire from the short end.
Step 4
String on the beads for your design. Repeat Step 2 and 3 to secure the second half of the clasp.

For a more finished look, place a crimp cover over the crimped crimp tube, then gently close it using the front notch on the crimping pliers.
: : : Additional Resources : : :
  • ''How To Crimp a Crimp Bead/Crimp Tube'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Using Crimp Covers'' how-to video and instructions
  • End of Additional Resources

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