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Learn how-to use crimp tubes with Cherry Tree Beads in Asheville

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  • How to make jewelry. How To Use Crimp Tubes Tutorial - Step 1
    Step 1

    String beads onto your stringing wire. Then string the crimp tube and your clasp onto the wire, Take the wire back through the crimp tube.*Leave the wire attached to the wire spool so as to avoid your beads falling off and wasting wire.

  • How to make jewelry. How To Use Crimp Tubes Tutorial - Step 2
    Step 2

    Note the wire going through the clasp loop and then back through the Crimp Tube.

  • How to make jewelry. How To Use Crimp Tubes Tutorial - Step 3
    Step 3

    Push the crimp tube up towards the clasp making about a 2mm loop.*Don’t make the loop too tight or it will wear the wire out and inhibit movement of the clasp.

  • How to make jewelry. How To Use Crimp Tubes Tutorial - Step 4
    Step 4

    Holding the two wires separated in one hand, place your tube in the inner position and crimp it making a crease in the middle of the tube with one wire on each side of the crease.

  • How to make jewelry. How To Use Crimp Tubes Tutorial - Step 5
    Step 5

    Note the crease in the center of your crimp tube.

  • How to make jewelry. How To Use Crimp Tubes Tutorial - Step 6
    Step 6

    Place the crimp tube on it’s side in the outer position of your crimp tool and gently crimp down. When you do this the tube will fold at the crease.

  • How to make jewelry. How To Use Crimp Tubes Tutorial - Step 7
    Step 7

    Slide beads up towards the crimp tube over the wire tail to cover it.*It’s always best to string the wire tail through 2-3 beads at the end to keep the wire from sliding out of the crimp over time.

  • How to make jewelry. How To Use Crimp Tubes Tutorial - Step 8
    Step 8

    With one end finished, this is what your project will look like.

  • How to make jewelry. How To Use Crimp Tubes Tutorial - Step 9
    Step 9

    Repeat step 1 for the other clasp end.

  • How to make jewelry. How To Use Crimp Tubes Tutorial - Step 10
    Step 10

    Leaving a long (2-3 inch) wire tail, string 2-3 beads over the wire tail.

  • How to make jewelry. How To Use Crimp Tubes Tutorial - Step 11
    Step 11

    Pull the tail wire, gently working it back and forth, to tighten the wire and bring the remaining beads close to the crimp tube.

  • How to make jewelry. How To Use Crimp Tubes Tutorial - Step 12
    Step 12

    Repeat Step 3

    Place your tube in the inner position and crimp it making a crease in the middle of the tube with one wire on each side of the crease.

  • How to make jewelry. How To Use Crimp Tubes Tutorial - Step 13
    Step 13

    Note the crease in the center of your flattened crimp tube.

  • How to make jewelry. How To Use Crimp Tubes Tutorial - Step 14
    Step 14

    Repeat Step 4
    Place the crimp tube on it’s side in the outer position of your crimp tool and gently crimp down. When you do this the tube will fold at the crease.

  • How to make jewelry. How To Use Crimp Tubes Tutorial - Step 15
    Step 15

    Trim tail wire.

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