Another factor that effects beading wire and causes it to break is rubbing. When your wire rubs constantly on a clasp, it will eventually wear through and break. Some customers use French wire to avoid this and others utilize our Accu-Guard™ wire protectors. These are a horseshoe shaped finding that protects the wire very well.
The last factor that can be causing your wire to break is your crimping technique. When a crimp bead is crimped improperly, the edges of the bead can pinch the wire and create a stress point that is prone to breakage. Remember that proper crimping technique is everything and not only adds to the integrity of your design but also gives your piece a cleaner professional look.
Products sold by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® are intended for experienced jewelry-makers and designer-artists; children 14 years of age or younger should use these products with adult direction.
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