Secrets to Crimping with Crimp Tubes

Presented by Tammy Honaman, Author, Jewelry-Making Expert and Educator,
Instructions by Ian, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
F89B

Finish beading wire securely and professionally with crimp tubes. Expert jewelry maker and instructor Tammy Honaman shows how to use crimp tubes for adding clasps directly to the end of your strung jewelry design.
STEP 1
Place one crimp tube onto one end of a length of beading wire.
STEP 2
Use chain-nose pliers to compress the center section of the crimp tube.

Turn the crimp bead over then compress the center section of the crimp tube again for extra security.
STEP 3
Check the hold of the crimp by giving the wire a pull. If the wire slips, further tighten the crimp tube. If the wire is secure, use flush-cutters to trim the excess tail of beading wire resting in the crimp tube loop.

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