If using 0.019-inch or 0.024-inch diameter Accu-Flex® beading wire, 0.025-inch diameter Invisible cording or 8-pound test, 0.018-inch diameter Spiderwire®, a micro crimp or one that falls in the range of 1 - 1.5mm in diameter would work well. If you choose a heavier diameter cording or wire, be sure to increase the size of the crimp accordingly. Capture the wire with the crimp by either compressing it with a pair of chain-nose pliers or crimping pliers depending on the look you want to achieve.
You could also use an adhesive to keep the beads in place, instead of a crimp. Loctite® 454 Gel adhesive is the ideal adhesive for this as it works well on smooth surfaces and when you need instant bonding.
Bead Huggers™ are yet another alternative when keeping beads in place. Depending on the diameter of the wire you choose, you may find that gluing these in place will keep them and the "floating" beads where you want them.
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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