Standard round or flat nose
Pliers - Crimping Pliers Recommended
Measure the length you want for the bracelet (use your own wrist, for
example). Standard size for a toggle clasp bracelet is 7 1/2 inches.
Arrange your beads in a pleasing pattern in front of you. A piece of
heavy weight paper folded "fan style" helps keep your beads from rolling
Put tape on one end of your beading wire and string your beads.
by stringing 2 crimp beads a small silver bead then one side of the clasp. Pass back through
the small silver bead, the crimp beads and few of beads. Do not cut the
wire yet! Do the same for the taped end of your bracelet.
Before squeezing your crimp beads try on your bracelet. Now is the
time to make any changes. Double check everything.
When you are sure of your design, simply flatten the crimp bead with
standard round or flat nose pliers.
Note: Crimping pliers make better crimped beads. To use crimp
pliers, use crimper section of the crimp pliers to secure the cord. (Best
results are achieved when the two cording pieces are positioned on either side
of the center dimple.) Use the Rounder for final shaping.