String a crimp tube and pass through the connection finding. Pass back through the tube leaving a short tail. Use the back notch of crimping pliers to pinch the tube into a U, leaving a wire on each side of the bend. Rotate the tube 90° and use the front notch to form the pinched tube into a clean cylinder.

  • Crimp tubes are seamless metal tubes used to secure the end of a beading wire.
  • Twisted crimp tubes (pictured) are crimp tubes that have been “twisted,” creating ridges on the inside of the tube that grip beading wire.
  • Crimp beads are serrated metal beads.  Twisted crimp tubes and crimp beads can be secured by squeezing them flat with chain- or flat-nose pliers.

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 See also:  crimp covers, crimp end/ribbon end, French wire, wireguard

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