How to Crimp a Bead

Step One
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String the crimp bead onto the wire, then thread the clasp onto the wire.

Step Two
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Thread the wire back through the crimp bead.

Step Three
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Slide the crimp bead by pulling on the two ends of the wire until the crimp bead is near the clasp.

Step Four
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Using PL125, horizontally, place the crimp bead in the inner position of the crimp pliers and firmly squeeze PL125 to change the crimp bead into a crescent shape.

Step Five
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Now, vertically holding PL125, place the now crescent shaped crimp bead in the front jaw of PL125. Gently squeeze the pliers to round the crimp bead.

Step Six
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String the first bead, then cut the excess wire flush.

Step Seven
After all beads are strung, repeat the previous steps to finish with the other half of the clasp.

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