This brass tube crimp bead has a brilliant yellow finish, is durable and provides a secure finish on strung designs made with tigertail, foxtail, Beadalon® or any other wire stringing material. Crimp beads are short, thin-walled tube-style beads ideal for securing wire and cord without having to tie knots. The wire goes through the bead, then through the clasp or other finding, and back through the bead.
To secure the bead, crimp it snugly onto the wire using specially designed pliers that neatly flatten and fold the bead without crushing it. Choose a crimp with a inside diameter that will accommodate at least two thicknesses of the cord/wire you will be using, and more if you will be working with double or triple strands.
2017-2018 Gems and Findings & Display and Packaging p.685
please note: • Hole sizes may vary.
Determining Crimp Size
When you know how to choose the right crimp size for your design, you ensure a clean, professional finish for your jewelry design and you achieve a more efficient use of your materials and supplies.
Calculate how many times your wire or cord will need to pass through the crimp bead.
Multiply the outside diameter (OD) of the wire or cord by the number of times you will pass it through the crimp.
Choose a crimp bead with an inside diameter (ID) slightly larger than this figure. For example: if the OD of the wire is 0.013", and the wire will pass through the crimp bead twice, the ID of the crimp must be slightly larger than 0.026" (0.013" x 2 = 0.026").
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