Learn how to make a flattened crimp, folded crimp, and folded crimp end to finish your necklace, bracelet, or other jewelry project.
|Flattened crimp bead|
1. Hold the crimp bead with the tip of your chainnose pliers. Squeeze the pliers firmly to flatten the crimp bead. Tug the clasp to make sure the crimp has a solid grip on the wire. If the wire slides, remove the crimp bead and repeat the steps with a new crimp bead.
1. Position the crimp bead in the notch closest to the crimping pliers' handle.
|2. Separate the wires and firmly squeeze the crimp bead.|
|3. Move the crimp bead into the notch at the pliers' tip. Squeeze the pliers, folding the bead in half at the indentation.|
|Folded crimp end|
1. Glue one end of the cord and place it in a crimp end. Use chainnose pliers to fold one side of the crimp end over the cord.
|2. Repeat with the second side of the crimp end and squeeze gently.|
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