Using our new Magical Crimp Forming Tool and a standard 2x2 crimp bead, finish your jewelry securely and beautifully. The result is a crimp bead that looks like a 2mm round bead without the use of a crimp bead cover.
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String a crimp bead onto the Soft Flex.
String one end of the clasp on the Soft Flex. Then go back through the crimp bead, creating a loop around the clasp.
Center the crimp bead in the hole of the tool and squeeze.
The crimp bead will look like a small ravioli.
Open the tool and turn the bead 90 degrees (keep it centered in the hole) and squeeze.
Continue rounding the crimp bead by repeating Step 5 about 3-4 times.
When the bead is rounded and secure, it should look like a smooth 2mm round bead.
Using your wire cutter, cut off the short end of the Soft Flex.
String your favorite beads.
Repeat Steps 1-8 to finish your piece of jewelry. Congratulations!
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