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How To Close a Crimp Bead in Jewelry Making

video How To Close a Crimp Bead in Jewelry Making
Do your beads keep falling off your jewelry designs? This is an up close tutorial on how to properly close a crimp bead. Clip is from the DVD Beginner Jewelry Making by Stari Girl Jewelry. Learning the proper techniques and tools are essencial for a beginner.  
toolala7 months ago
I added this video to my favorites when I first discovered it. I went back today to watch it again and it's gone. Has this happened to anyone else? I liked her demonstration. I guess I'll have to look for a new one.
Starigirljewelry (author)  toolala7 months ago

Hello, I see the tutorial here on the page. what is happening on your end?

Thank you, Terry

Del Carmen1 year ago
Obrigada, eu adorei a dica.
Thanks, I Loved the hint.
Rocker0072 years ago
Excellent camera work. You also have a wonderfully patient and clear speaking voice. What a superb tutorial. THANK YOU
sbraswell3 years ago
I keep seeing those beads and pliers at Michael's but couldnt figure out what they were for. Thanks for clarifying.
dchall84 years ago
This is very well done.  If you do it exactly like the demo, it should work very well.  What she did not mention is that there are different sizes of crimp beads and wires which require different sizes of crimping tools.  I like to use two crimps, which is a little sloppy. 
I use 2 crimps also, I feel that it gives the piece extra strength. If it gets to sloppy looking I just use a crimp bead cover, they help with sharp edges too.
I'm far from a beginner at jewelry making but learn new things all the time. I watched this crimp bead tutorial and will have to watch it over and over because I can never get them nice like the video.
lazemaple3 years ago

Yes, very well done!  Here I was told the two different holes were for different sizes - not that they were needed for different functions!  I might use a crimp once per year, its nice to know how to correctly!  Thanks!