HOW TO CRIMP BEADS ONTO BEADING WIRE

Crimping Beads onto beading wire is one of the most popular methods for making beaded jewelry. It's also one of the simplest, which makes it a great technique for beginners.

Once you get the hang of Crimping , the creative possibilities for making beaded necklaces, bracelets, and anklets are nearly endless.

Read on if you're ready to give it a try.




Beads
2x1mm Crimp Beads
2x2mm Crimp Beads
Clasp
Beading Wire





​MATERIALS NEEDED:

TOOLS NEEDED:

TUTORIAL

Crimp a clasp onto one end of your beading wire


STEP 1

Crimp a clasp onto one end of your beading wire.

dd a 2 x 1 mm Crimp Bead to the beading wire

STEP 2

Add a 2 x 1 mm Crimp Bead to the beading wire. I have placed mine about an inch from the clasp.

Use Chain Nose Pliers to hold the crimp bead in place

STEP 3

Use  Chain Nose Pliers  to hold the crimp bead in place.

Flatten the crimp bead with the chain nose pliers

STEP 4

Flatten the crimp bead with the chain nose pliers.

Add a bead to the beading wire

STEP 5

Add a bead to the beading wire .

Add another 2x1mm crimp bead

STEP 6

Add another 2x1mm crimp bead. Flatten the crimp bead on the other side of the bead.

repeat steps 3 - 7 until desired length

STEP 7

Add another 2 x 1 mm crimp bead. I have spaced mine about an inch from the last bead. Then repeat steps 3 - 7 until desired length.

finish your piece by crimping the other end of the clasp onto the beading wire

STEP 8

When you have reached your desired length, finish your piece by crimping the other end of the clasp onto the beading wire.

AN ALTERNATIVE

As an alternative, try crimping the 2 x 1 mm crimp bead with a pair of crimping pliers rather than chain nose pliers.

You can string just about any type of bead on beading wire: large or small, glass or gemstone, round or shaped. However, it's best to avoid extremely heavy beads or beads with jagged edges, both of which may wear down your cable and cause it to break prematurely.

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