What can I use if I don’t have crimp beads?
An alternative to crimp beads and crimp tubes is a newer finding called Screw-Tite Crimps™. Screw-Tite Crimps not only secure your Accu-Flex® beading wire to your clasp, they also allow you to change your clasp for a different one, should you want a different look.
What can I use to hold beads in place?
Just wrap a piece of tape to the point on your thread where you’d like to start your beadwork. No beads will slip off while you begin, and you can slide the tape off the end of the thread when you’re sure everything’s in place. These little coiled gizmos are great for holding beads in place on stringing wire.
How do you keep beads in place on string?
Tie one knot to secure the beads in place. Tie this knot as close to the end of the beading as possible to keep the beads from sliding around on the string and revealing the cord beneath. To position the knot as snugly as possible, form the knot loosely, then slide it into place as you tighten it.
What do you call a necklace with no clasp?
A necklace without a clasp is called a Lariat necklace or even a rope necklace.
How do you string beads with an elastic cord?
- String your beads. Fold the stretchy cord in half. …
- String your tassle. After you’ve strung your beads, you can thread the two ends of the stretchy cord into the big eye needle and pass it through the hole at the top of the tassle. …
- Cinch your cord together. …
- Knot and glue.
How do you crimp with flat nose pliers?
Using Chain Nose Pliers (flat nose).
Simply grasp the crimp bead with the flat section of the pliers. Squeeze gently but tightly to smash the crimp bead flat. Check to make sure the crimp bead is tightly holding the wire so it won’t pull free.
How do I know what crimp to use?
Note: It is important that you use the right size tool for your crimp tubes. For 1mm crimp tubes, we recommend the Micro Crimper. For 2mm crimp tubes, we recommend the Bead Crimper Tool. For 3mm and 4mm crimp tubes, we recommend using either the Mighty Crimper or Bent Chain Nose Pliers.
What is the difference between a crimp bead and a crimp tube?
Tubes may do a better job of gripping beading wire because they tend to have a larger interior surface area. Crimp tubes also allow you to use crimping pliers which make your crimps look less like tubes and more like beads that are part of your design. Crimp beads, however, are often more economical than tubes.