Crimp End or Ribbon End

Crimp ends (also called ribbon ends) have a loop attached to a large crimp tube or unsoldered tube.  Place one on the end of beading wire, ribbon, or leather cord, then use pliers to flatten the tube.  For added security, dab leather, wire, or ribbon with glue before placing it in the crimp or ribbon end.

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Michelle M.

About Michelle M.

I was the founding editor of Beading Daily (2007-2009) and my now a freelance designer/writer/editor.  My designs have been published in Stringing, Step by Step Beads, Jewelry Gifts for the Holidays, Creative Jewelry, Beadwork, and other magazines. I enjoy stringing, bead embroidery, wirework, metal work, mixed media, beadweaving—pretty much anything that involves beads or jewelry.  I also enjoy exploring new crafts like pottery and felting.  I write a personal blog if you want to see more of my work.

16+ Free Beading Projects: A list of the free projects I created for Beading Daily.

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Pictured here is a pair of earrings I made for the Spring 2010 issue of Stringing in an attempt to get over my fear of designing with the color orange!