For the first half of a necklace or bracelet string one crimp bead, one small bead from the selected beads in the design then half of the clasp. Pass the wire back through the bead and the crimp, with very little wire between the bead and the clasp--about 2-3mm and no space between the bead and the crimp. Crimp the crimp bead securely then string your design. When finishing the second half, string one crimp, one small bead and the other half of the clasp. Pass the wire back through the bead and the crimp, tighten the wire so the bead and crimp are placed next to the clasp similarly to the first half then check for drape in the overall piece. If the beads are too tight and don't flow and you can't coil up the wire loosely, work some slack into the beaded section rather than between the crimp and clasp until there is more flexibility to the overall piece.
Two things to also keep in mind: the type of beads you're using and having the wire match the size of the beads. Make sure you choose the strongest, thickest diameter and most flexible of whichever wire you prefer. For your convenience here is a link to all of our Accu-Flex® Professional Quality Beading Wire.
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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