Learn how-to crimp in #TechniqueTuesday with Mylene from MillLaneStudio and then make her Wispy Pebbles Necklace.
Work out the desired length of your necklace or bracelet and add at least 10cm (4”) to this. Cut the beading wire to this length. String on a crimp tube.
Thread the beading wire through one side of the wire guardian.
Insert the wire through the other side of the wire guardian.
Thread the wire back through the crimp tube. Slide the crimp tube up to the wire guardian and pull the short beading wire tail so the beading wire is sitting neatly in the wire guardian.
Position the crimp tube in the second hole of the crimping pliers. Make sure that the two wires are sitting side by side in the crimp tube and not crossing over each other. Firmly squeeze the crimping pliers.
The tube should be formed into two channels with a wire sitting in each one.
Position the crimp in the top hole of the pliers, with the two channels facing toward the tip. Squeeze firmly to fold the two channels in towards the centre.
The completed crimp. Tug the long wire to make sure the crimp is secure.
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