String a crimp tube and pass through the connection finding. Pass back through the tube leaving a short tail. Use the back notch of crimping pliers to pinch the tube into a U, leaving a wire on each side of the bend. Rotate the tube 90° and use the front notch to form the pinched tube into a clean cylinder.
Crimp tubes are seamless metal tubes used to secure the end of a beading wire.
Twisted crimp tubes (pictured) are crimp tubes that have been “twisted,” creating ridges on the inside of the tube that grip beading wire.
Crimp beads are serrated metal beads. Twisted crimp tubes and crimp beads can be secured by squeezing them flat with chain- or flat-nose pliers.
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