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How do you attach beads to "illusion" cord?

Place a drop of G-S Hypo Cement on the cord where you want to place the bead, string the bead and then slide the bead down to its position on the...

I would like to know the difference between a regular crimp tube and a thick-wall crimp?

There are two differences between standard crimps and thick-wall crimps--inside diameter and strength. A standard crimp may have an inside diameter...

I have made a 2-strand bracelet. The strand will bend up by the crimps and now will not lay right. What am I doing wrong?

Crimp the crimp tube so that there is a small space between the crimp and the loop of the clasp. Crimping a crimp tube too tightly and too close to...

Are there any downsides to using screw-tites versus crimps? I would like to have info about the pros/cons of the two. Thank you.

Fire Mountain carries Screw-Tite Crimps™ which are similar to Scrimps®. The hold of Screw-Tite Crimps and crimp beads is secure when using Accu-Flex®...

How do I close crimp bead covers without marking them? They are too tough to close by hand.

I use chain-nose pliers or the front notch on a pair of crimping pliers to close crimp covers. They are hard to close by hand but their strength is...

How can I give my jewelry ends a professional finish after I crimp them?

A crimp can sometimes be hidden within a nearby bead, if the hole is large enough. If the hole is too small, then crimp covers can save the day....

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

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...

Do I have to use crimping pliers when using crimp beads?

Crimping pliers are not a requirement when working with crimp beads or crimp tubes, however they leave a nice smooth, rounded shape. Crimping pliers...

I've made a necklace using wire and thread (Accu-flex wire around the circumference with Fireline thread creating loops that vary in length), but I don't know how to finish it. Is it OK to crimp FireLine and soft Illusion cord?

FireLine® and Spiderwire® are strong and resist abrasion, however, these threads are susceptible to breaking when cut by really sharp edges on beads...

Is there any way to make the hole of a moderately sized bead smaller so it will work well on a headpin or Accu-Flex® beading wire?

TierraCast BeadAligners™ are designed to prevent beads with larger holes from sliding and wobbling on standard-size stringing material.If your bead...

What kind of wire or thread should be used when you want to use crimp ends to finish a necklace?

Crimp beads, crimp tubes and crimp ends are designed to clamp down and secure Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. Crimp beads shouldn't be...

How do crimp covers work? How do they take up slack on jewelry without restringing?

Crimp covers are a C-shaped finding designed to disguise your crimp beads or knots used in your designs. Place the crimp cover over your crimp beads...

How do I decide which size crimp to use for each beading wire size?

The way it works is that you need to have room for double the diameter of the wire to fit through the inside diameter of the crimp tube, plus room...

How do you put crimp beads on two pieces of cording?

We recommend using 2-strand crimp ends so each cord end has its own secure connection. A few other secure options include:Adding a cord tip or cord...

Can I use a crimp tube with a loop when using Accu-Flex® wire? How is the wire secured by the crimp tube with loop?

Yes, you can use the crimp tube with loops, crimp tubes with hooks and crimp tube findings with Accu-Flex® Professional Quality beading wire--they...

I just finished crimping the end of a necklace and now I found that I left a bead out. How can I remove the crimp without destroying the end of the wire? I have not trimmed the wire yet.

If the crimp bead has been crimped securely, you are not likely to remove it without damaging the wire. Restringing will be the best option. You can...

I want to make some dangle earrings with crystals and really fine snake-type chain. Should I use crimps on the ends or something else?

Crimp tubes are suggested to use with snake chain. Just choose the right crimp to fit the chain and before you get into your design, do a test piece...

What size tubes with loops do I use with 1mm and 2mm leather beading cord? I'm confused about the sizes in the catalog.

For the 1mm cording, it is suggested to use a crimp tube that has an inside diameter measurement of 1.5mm or 2mm. For cording that is 2mm, use crimp...

I want to make a pearl link necklace. How do I connect each circle? I want the pearls to form a link necklace!

If you're using metal wire, string the pearls onto a length of wire appropriate for the size circle you are creating, pass the wire ends through the...

Sometimes when I am working on a bracelet or necklace, the crimp bead breaks off, and I have to start all over again. What am I doing wrong?

Make sure you are using crimping pliers, which are specifically designed for just this purpose, making it easy to secure your crimps to Accu-Flex®...

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