Another use for crimping pliers

May 13, 2011

Thanks for sharing a tip (comment below),
and thanks for sharing this blog with a friend!

Crimping pliers (crimpers) are special pliers designed for a very specific purpose: to crimp (fold) crimp beads onto beading cable such as Beadalon or SoftFlex. (Our beading cable technique sheet illustrates this very well.)

tuck wire tails with crimp pliers

No more chippies!

But here is another use for them: use your crimpers to tuck wire tails. The concave shape helps pull the wire in close to the wrap without chipping the bead underneath – especially handy when you are working with glass beads or crystal!

Snags are a drag. Do you have any similar tips for keeping wire tails tucked where they belong? ~ Cindy

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3 Comments

  • Reply jamberrysong May 13, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Brilliant!!!

  • Reply Myléne Hillam May 13, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Great tip!

  • Reply Carolyn Fiene May 13, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Great idea! Can’t wait to try it.

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