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    Red face Crimps aren't working for beading wire

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    Hi everyone, hope te weather isn't getting you down! The fan is saving the day at mine lol

    It's my first go at crimping and they just keep going loose or breaking.

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    What I'm using;

    Coated beading wire - 7 strand 0.3mm
    Silver crimp beads - 2mm

    The tool I'm using, i tried both grooves. 20170621_221608.jpg 20170621_221613.jpg

    Any advice is appreciated thank you so much x
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    daisymae is offline Junior Member Junior crafter
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    Hi craftybritain.
    I do not have any personal experience of the crimps you are using but they look to me as though they should be squeezed flat using something like flat nose pliers rather than using crimping pliers. I tend to use the tube like crimps which I crimp with the crimping tool. Once properly crimped they are very secure. Hope this helps you but of course you may have already resolved your problem

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    How to use crimping pliers:
    (far easier than trying to describe with words!)

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