|String a crimp bead or crimp tube and one side of an Accu-Guard™ wire protector onto one end of the beading wire.|
|Continue to string the loop (or ring) on one portion of the clasp. Pass the loop into curved center of the Accu-Guard.
Pass the beading wire back through the crimp.
|Place the crimp tube into the notch closest to the handles of the crimping pliers. Separate the wires inside the crimp tube so they lay on either side of the crimp.
Tip: This placement will make for a stronger crimped connection when the crimp is compressed.
Squeeze the handles of the pliers until you feel the crimp tube collapse. The crimp tube should form a "V" shape.
|Place the crimp in the first notch of the pliers so the "V" is on it's side in the notch.
Squeeze the pliers until the crimp bead has fully collapsed forming a smaller tube.
Remove the crimp from the pliers then pull on one end of the beading wire to make sure the crimp is secure.
Using flush-cutters, trim the short end of the wire flush with the crimp tube. This will eliminate any poking a longer length of wire might cause.
|For a more professional look, place a crimp cover over the crimps. Using the front notch on the crimping pliers or a pair of chain-nose pliers, gently close each crimp cover. The tubes will then be concealed inside the crimp cover.|
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