Sally Banks, a fellow Canadian jewelry artisan who also teaches beading knows that mistakes happen - even to the most experienced. Perhaps you can't do anything but undo or pretend you didn't notice if you missed a bead. However, you can indeed remove an extra bead.
But you have to be careful or else you might take out the wrong bead! Check out Sally's tip which is to use both a needle and a crimping pliers to select and crush the offender.
Alternatively, you could use just a chain nose pliers like I do. The tapered tips of the pliers will help select the right one. Whichever tool you use, just make sure you do it safely by cupping your free hand over the project so small glass fragments are contained.
Before You Go:
- How to Use Crimp Covers, Wire Guardians and 3 Different Kinds of Crimping Pliers
- How to Crimp Securely for Heavy Jewelry
- What to Do with Broken Beads?
Original Post by THE BEADING GEM
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