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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...

I find crimp covers are locking into each other while in storage, what is the best way to separate them?

Sometimes they will separate if you gently drop the crimp covers onto your work space. For the more clingy pairs, grasp one interlocked crimp cover...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

How do you attach beads to "illusion" cord?

Place a drop of on the cord where you want to place the bead, string the bead and then slide the bead down to its position on the cord. Let the bead...

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

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

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?

Your idea sounds beautiful. I would suggest using crimps on the snake chain, just choose the right crimp to fit the chain. Before you get into your...

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 , which are specifically designed for just this purpose, making it easy to secure your crimps to Accu-Flex® beading wire and...

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...

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®...

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 , string the pearls onto a length of wire appropriate for the size circle you are creating, pass the wire ends through the last...

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?

are designed to prevent beads with larger holes from sliding and wobbling on standard-size stringing material.If your bead holes are too small for...

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...

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 can save the day. Crimp covers are...

When you use a crimp tube or a crimp tube with loop, do you trim the raw end of the wire after you compress the crimp tube with loop?

Yes, trim any wire sticking out past the crimp tube using . Otherwise any remaining ends would stick you in the neck or wrist and be...

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