HOW TO USE A CRIMP BEAD COVER

Give your designs a simple touch of professional beauty using crimp covers. Reminiscent of a small seamed bead, crimp covers are an easy way to class up jewelry designs and prevent snagging your necklace or bracelet on fabric. These are also available in different sizes and colors in our online shop at:  http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/seller/366992/Beadingcreations

How to use a crimp bead cover

MATERIALS NEEDED:

Crimp Tubes already crimped onto your beading wire or jewelry project. You can learn how to close Crimp Beads here:

TOOLS NEEDED:

TUTORIAL


STEP 1

Crimp Bead Covers are open on one side allowing them to slip over the crimp tube.

Crimp Bead Covers

STEP 2

Leave a small amount of slack between the crimp tube and the clasp so that the crimp cover can fit nicely over the crimp tube without interfering with the clasp or jump ring.

Leave a small amount of slack between the crimp tube and the clasp

STEP 3

You may need to use chain nose pliers to open the crimp cover. Do this by inserting the tip of the pliers into the crimp cover, and slowly open the pliers. Open it just enough so that it will fit over your crimp tube.

You may need to use chain nose pliers to open the crimp cover

STEP 4

Slide the crimp cover over the crimp tube so that the crimp tube is inside the crimp cover.

Slide the crimp cover over the crimp tube so that the crimp tube is inside the crimp cover

STEP 5

You can use just about any pliers you want to close the cover, whatever is easiest for you. Place the jaws of the chain nose, or flat nose pliers around the crimp cover and start squeezing gently. Because the crimp covers are small, While you are doing this step you should also watch to make sure that the crimp cover is not closing lopsidedly. If it is, you can correct it by moving your tool to squeeze it a little in the opposite direction. Finish closing the cover by using the front part of the pliers to squeeze it shut while keeping the crimp cover round.

Place the jaws of the chain nose, or flat nose pliers around the crimp cover and start squeezing gently

STEP 6

You now have what looks like a seamed bead.

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