Using Crimp Covers

by Marlynn McNutt, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

Crimp covers provide a professional and stylish way to finish your jewelry.

Cut a piece of Accu-Flex® Professional Quality Beading Wire to the size needed for your beading project.
Pass one inch of Accu-Flex Professional Quality Beading Wire through a crimp bead, then through one end of the clasp and back through the crimp bead. Crimp the crimp bead using the crimping pliers.

The small size of the formed crimp allows it to be hidden in a bead tip, or within a crimp cover creating a professionally finished piece.
Place a crimp cover over the crimped crimp bead with the wires aligned so that they emerge from the two points that will become the holes of the bead. Using the front portion of the crimp pliers, carefully close the crimp cover around the crimp bead. Make sure that both ends of the crimp cover meet and you do not see a gap in the crimp cover.
String beads onto Accu-Flex Professional Quality Beading Wire over the tail of the wire. Finish by repeating Steps 2 and 3, threading the wire back through a few beads and pulling the wire snug to secure beads onto wire before crimping. Trim excess wire.

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