Instructions by Rachel, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
Our always-enthusiastic in-house jewelry designer Rose Wingenbach shows you what’s so magical about the UNIVERSAL™ Magical Crimper pliers and how this jewelry-making tool gives strung designs a professional finish.
String onto a length of beading wire: one sterling silver or gold-filled crimp and one Accu-Guard™ wire protector. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the Accu-Guard leaving approximately 1/4 inch of beading wire on the end.
Place the crimp in the cup on the UNIVERSAL Magical Crimper Pliers. Compress the pliers to begin rounding the crimp. Rotate the crimp then compress the crimp once more.
Continue to compress the crimp until the tube is completely rounded.
Tip: Gold-filled or sterling silver crimp tubes are recommended because they are more malleable than plated metals.
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