Is there such a thing

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on Jan 4, 2013 2:58 PM

as an open crimp tube...you know, like a 'c'  or 'u' shape? If so, what are they called?

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SCB1 wrote
on Jan 4, 2013 5:07 PM

If they so, I for one haven't heard of or seen it.

 

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D.M.Z wrote
on Jan 4, 2013 6:54 PM

There are things like metal cord endings that come opened up.........sort of depends on what you want to end with said item. try  a search on bead ends or cord ends and see it that gets you what you want. On the practical side though, if you were going to use it as a crimp for wire (for example) I'd bed a bunch of bucks that you'd have to use glue also and without glueing it I'd bet it would not hold at all. They are a less malleable metal........the ones I've seen anyway....... and I just don't feel they'd do the trick. Then again I don't know what you want to use them for.............so whose nose. Donna

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on Jan 4, 2013 7:31 PM

yes, Id need something malliable(sp?)  Crimp beds work, but they are all too big. 

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D.M.Z wrote
on Jan 4, 2013 9:27 PM

egad, what are you crimping? Hair? OK, seriously I find crimps are so small I drop them and fumble them, so I guess none of my "helpful" hints are going to work. Hope you find what you need. Donna

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on Jan 4, 2013 9:29 PM

LOL.   You should see my bead desk.....and the mess of escaped beads, crimps, etc.

I'm redoing the "floating bead" necklace as I really thought the crimps I used were too obvious.

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Gyspy Mary wrote
on Apr 5, 2013 4:39 PM

I sorry, I m so late catching this post. . I think you are looking for a "wire guardian" or "horse shoe ". I use the "U' shaped on the top of earrings or as wire guards on stringing projects.

hope this helps

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on Apr 8, 2013 1:34 PM

There are 1mm crimps available, which is what people will often use for illusion necklaces because they are so small.  

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