DIY Basics: Crimp Bead Tutorial ~
Using crimp beads is a terrific way to securely finish the ends of your stringing projects resulting in a professionally crafted piece without untidy knots or glue. Add a crimp cover over the crimp bead to leave no trace of the mechanics - only the beauty of your work will show!
TierraCast crimp beads are 2mm long seamless tubes with a wall thickness that is sturdy enough for a secure grip that won’t crack and peel, while still being malleable enough to work without a herculean hand grip. For the best results, use a specialized crimping tool as shown in this short, instructive video.
You may also want to browse TierraCast’s findings for toggle clasps demonstrated in the video.
Looking for designs to practice with? Here are just a few projects from our website that use the crimping technique.