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How to Attach a Clamshell Bead Tip (Video)

by nikki on Oct.06, 2009, under Handmade Jewelry, Jewelry Making

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Wondering the easiest way to attach a clamshell bead tip to the end of your wire(s)? This video tutorial shows you how!

Steps:

  • Slide the clamshell bead tip (with the loop facing out) onto the end of the wire(s).
  • Slide a crimp bead onto the end of the wire(s) as close to the end as possible.
  • Crimp the crimp bead.
  • Slide the clamshell back over the crimp bead.
  • Close the clamshell.

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How to Attach a Crimp Bead (Video)

by nikki on Oct.03, 2009, under Handmade Jewelry, Jewelry Making

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Here’s a great video on how to attach and crimp a crimp bead, to attach your wire to a clasp, jump ring, or chain.

Steps:

  1. Thread the crimp bead onto the wire.
  2. Slide the wire through the clasp/chain/ring and back through the crimp bead.
  3. Holding the wires apart, use the bottom opening of the crimp tool to close the crimp bead around the wires, separating them into two little tubes.
  4. Turning the bead 90 degrees, use the top opening of the crimp tool to fold the bead around itself, sealing it into a nice looking bead.
  5. Attach a crimp cover if you do not like the look of the crimp bead!

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