This Artistic Wire® tube crimp kit includes four large mauve-color tube crimps that accommodate 12-, 14- and 16-ga. wire and 3 ft. of matching-color 14-ga. wire. These crimp connectors are a perfect way to create a secure, cold connection that joins larger gauges of Artistic Wire together. Perfectly calibrated for 12-, 14- and 16-ga. Artistic Wire and other soft wires, these crimps are also ideal for use with Artistic braid wire, aluminum wire, and with multiple strands of smaller-gauge wire.
To use, place one end of the wire that you're joining halfway into the tube connector. Place the other end of your wire into the opposite end of the crimp; the two ends should meet in the center of the tube. Use the appropriate notch in your crimping pliers to gently squeeze one side of the crimp, then the other, creating a secure connection.