hi,I am very new to beading and wire working and would really like to make things that dont look scrappy, I am fighting a losing battle with crimps and would really like some ideas on how to put clasps etc on ends of necklaces, bracelets without it looking like a lump of metal, any help please..sandy.x
Crimp covers are round metal beads that you can slip over a crimp bead. They can completely cover crimped beads to hide them, all while adding another bead to your design.
Alternatly, you could use crimping pliers to crimp beads evenly and neatly every time.
I sometimes hide the crimped beads in bigger beads. It doesn't work with a lot of bracelets or necklaces but it gives the few you can use it on more of a professional look. I agree with Monika. One of the best beading tools I had ever bought was crimping pliers. I would also recommend buying different metal colored crimp beads. It makes a big difference when using different colored wires.
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