Crimping Cord

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Use Mighty Crimping Pliers to crimp cord onto a clasp securely.
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Tip 1The crimping tool has two notches in it-the back notch (closer to the handle) and the front notch (further from the handle). The back notch "crimps" the crimp bead and the front notch "rounds" the crimp bead.
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Step 1

Cut your cord to the finished length you want plus 5 inches. Slide your crimp bead onto the cord approximately 2 inches.

Step 2

Slide your clasp on the cord.

Step 3

Pass your cord back through the crimp bead.

Step 4

Place the crimp bead in the back notch of the pliers (closest to the handle).

Step 5

Squish the crimp bead.

Step 6

Turn the bead a quarter turn and place the crimp bead in the front notch of the pliers.

Step 7

Gently squish the crimp bead. This will fold the crimped bead over on itself.

Step 8

Using sharp scissors, cut off the small tail of cord.

Step 9

Great! One end of your cord is finished!

Step 10

Slide your pendant and/or beads on your cord.

Step 11

Finish the opposite end of your cord just like you did the first side.

Step 12

Congratulations! You have a finished piece of jewelry!

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