Topics: How Crimp Beads Work

Q.
How do crimp beads work and when do I use them?

A.
Crimp beads, also called crimp tubes, are designed to clamp down and secure Accu-Flex® beading wire. Crimp beads shouldn't be used when working with thread since they can cut or fray the thread over time.

Crimp beads provide a means for securing the ends of the beading wire after it has passed through the loop of the clasp or other finding being used in your design. Crimp beads are appropriate for any project: earrings, bracelet, necklace or other designs made using Accu-Flex.

Crimp beads come in a variety of sizes and should be bought in regard to the size beading wire you are using:
  • 0.012 Accu-Flex--1mm crimp bead
  • 0.014 Accu-Flex--2mm crimp bead
  • 0.019 Accu-Flex--2mm crimp bead
  • 0.024 Accu-Flex--2x3mm or 3x2mm crimp bead
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