Monday, May 13, 2013

Om Tara's Easy Crimp™ Crimping Pliers Giveaway

By on Monday, May 13, 2013 139 Comments

Laura Gaspirrini of Om Tara is a beading instructor who has been teaching for over 15 years both privately and at her local college.    She says she watched so many of her students struggle with the crimping process.  It is an important step because the last thing anyone wants is for a crimp to fail.

Laura eventually designed her Easy Crimp™ pliers after a conversation with her father who is a retired engineer and the designer of innovative fishing pliers.  She said, "My dad’s fishing plier had a crimping section that was far easier to use than the current beading crimpers available. Seeing his fishing plier in action was a revelation!!" The result are pliers which do not confuse anyone with multiple indentations resulting in questions like "and the crimp goes over where?"

Her pliers only have one indentation to do the initial step of pressing the crimp onto the beading wires.  There is no attempt to separate the beading wires like in other crimping pliers so the force applied would all be directed on connecting the crimp to the beading wires as close as possible. Just one squeeze is enough.

There is no rounding of the crimp either which is tricky to do well.  Just leave the crimp as is or fold it over or flatten. Nice and easy. Secure, too. 

The Easy Crimp™ pliers will be featured in the Product News section of next month's issue of Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazine.

Laura also sells other high quality, life time guarantee jewelry making tools through her website.  Her cutters were developed at the same time with the Easy Crimp™ pliers as Laura had also noticed how her students were rapidly ruining their cutters to trim their beading wire.

The blades of Om Tara's cutters are made from carbon carbide which means they can cut through stringing wire, craft wire and fine metal wire alike.  Ordinary flush cutters do not survive very long if used to cut through the stainless steel bundle cores of beading wire.

Giveaway
If you'd like to win a pair of Easy Crimp™ pliers to create your own awesome designs,  please make a comment below. Make sure you leave contact info if you do not have an online shop or blog.

Subscribers need to click on the post title to come to my actual blog. Scroll down and enter your comment. Pick Name/URL. If you don't have a store or blog, leave the URL blank.

This giveaway is international.

Extra entries if you become or are a blog subscriber or follower etc. If you also do shout outs about this giveaway, those will count as additional entries too! Please say so in the comments.

It ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday,  May 20, 2013. I will pick the winner randomly and announce the results as soon as possible after. So be sure to leave a contact email if you don't have an online link or make sure you come back and check! Otherwise I will redraw in a week. Good luck!


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139 comments:

  1. I would love to try these Om Tara's Easy Crimp Pliers! I always have difficulty with the crimps. They never line up correctly and sometimes I even have to rip them off and start over again. Thanks for highlighting this new product!

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  2. I'd love to learn to crimp better. These pliers could be the answer.

    I'm also tweeting and commenting on Google circles

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  3. Those pliers sound wonderful. I have ruined so many crimp beads in the past and I've had necklaces fall apart because the crimp wasn't secure.

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  4. I would love to try a better way to crimp. So far I use just a flatten the crimp. But it isn't the best way, I'm sure.

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  5. These look like awesome crimping pliers. I haven't done much stringing lately because I don't like using the traditional crimping pliers. I could get back into stringing with a pair like these!!

    Zoraida
    http://artzjewelry.wordpress.com

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  6. I must have at least 1/2 a dozen crimping pliers and still find myself fighting to get a decent looking crimp (thank heaven for crimp bead covers!). I'd love to give these pliers a try - anything to make finishing off those pesky little necessities of jewelry making easier is a welcomed blessing. :)

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  7. These look like an interesting tool. I think they would be fun to use. celticartwitch@gmail.com.

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  8. When I first started trying my hand at making jewelry, I always tried to avoid crimping. I hated it. I always felt awkward and ended up breaking the crimps, getting the wires crossed and just plain giving up. I realized that I could not avoid it and continue to get frustrated when crimping. I would love to give these pliers a try. Sandra Woerner, popspet@comcast.net

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  9. These crimping pliers look marvelous. I just read about them in Step by Step wire jewelry and had already put them on my "want list" so it would be great to win them!!

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  10. I absolutely need these pretty pliers! My email is acreativeatelier@gmail.com

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  11. I would love to try them! thanks for the giveaway, P!

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  12. These look great. I hope I win a pair- please, please, please!

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  13. I forgot to mention, I am subscriber & will also blog about it

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  14. Would love to win these crimp pliers. Would be a great help!

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  15. Crimping is so important & these pliers seem to be the perfect solution! Would love to have them! Thanks for a great contest prize...
    Nancy L mnludvik@earthlink.net

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  16. Hoping I can win these pliers. Would love a better way to crimp.

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  17. Boy I sure could use these I have been useing plain pliers and they don't work well. Sure would love to get these. Thank you my email is jaylenelaughlin@yahoo.com

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  18. Aren't Dad's amazing?! I'd love to use the Easy Crimp™ pliers. Thanks for designing these.

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  19. Would love to win these. Email is randolpabill@msn.com

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  20. I would love to give these pliers a try!

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  21. Shared on CBC Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CREATIVEBEADCHAT/

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  22. These look amazing!
    egrace1984 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  23. These are exactly what I need! Since I don't do a lot of crimping, I always have a challenge when I do need it, and am terrified it will not hold. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  24. I am a blog follower and fb follower as well.

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  25. This tool looks so easy to use and would make crimping a much easier job in tight places. I hope I win one so I can tell all of my friends how great it works!

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  26. I'd love to win these pliers. I have yet to find crimping pliers that I like, that actually hold the crimp properly.

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  27. I'd love to win these pliers! I have not found a good pair of pliers that crimp properly, so that the fold holds.

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  28. I would love to win these pliers, they look much better than any of the other crimping pliers I have!
    Claire
    clariel@gmx.com

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  29. I am new to beading and can't of anything that I would love more, than to be able to use these crimpers. Thanks so much for the chance to win a pair. :-)

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  30. I'm always looking for new ideas and tools for my beading projects. I would love to win these!

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  31. Oh wow holy cow yes I would absotively positootly love ta win these Crimps...They look awesome. Plz throw my name in the hat ...ty so very very much

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  32. This tool sounds like a winner! That dreaded crimp can cause a piece to sit on my table for a while because of the frustration from not getting it just right. This looks like it could be the solution! mommamyres@hotmail.com

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  33. I would love a pair of Tara's Easy Crimps as I am old, old, old and my fingers have a mind of their own. I try to teach my grandkids and they usually end up showing me how to crimp.

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  34. Looks like a great product, I would love to try them.
    mlb_bowman@yahoo.com

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  35. I'm always looking for great tools.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. GFC Follower.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. Google Reader subscribe.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. I always fear my crimps will fail and the whole necklace will fall in pieces. This would assuage my fears !

    voltzia@gmail.com

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  39. I'm a subscriber of your blog.

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  40. Who wouldn't like to use pliers that are a true improvement in the crimping process?

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  41. Who wouldn't like to use pliers that are a true improvement in the crimping process?

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  42. Thank you and Tara for this giveaway! These sound perfect. Who would have thought that fishing pliers could be such an inspiration?

    zanc@att.net

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  43. I would love to try these pliers! I have had difficulty with other crimping pliers, so avoid using them. They don't line up correctly and sometimes I've had to tear them out and start over. Annoying! Thanks for this opportunity!

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  44. Love the idea of these crimping pliers- the ones I have now either flatten them so much they cut the wire/threads or don't do the job properly at all these could be the answer to my prayers

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  45. Oh, what a great thing you're doing here. Like many previous commenters, I have problems crimping and usually have to do several before I get a good one. It's a pain. These sound great. Thanks for hosting this giveaway. I'm going to her website now.

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  46. I am a lefty and this is my worst nightmare crimping. Hope these crimpers are left hand friendly. Would love to try a pair.

    Thanks
    Maria
    mrobin49@bellsouth.net

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  47. Well Chances are with all these entries I won't win but that really doesn't matter because I have got to go out and get a pair of these. I swear I have tried every type of crimper there is on the market and hate them all. SO now I simply avoid making anything that needs crimping!!! And that leaves a lot out of what I am not creating at this time. Would love to finally find a crimper that really works well. Hope this one is it!!!

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  48. I love things that solve my problems! My current crimps look amateurish. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

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  49. Om Tara's Easy Crimp Pliers look like a win-win. (and I hope I do) Going to be teaching basic stringing at the senior center down the street. It might be just the ticket to help older folks.

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  50. I follow your imspiring blog via email.

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  51. Thanks for another great giveaway for us tool freaks :)

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  52. These look like a much better design! What a splendid giveaway!

    susan at sandeno dot com

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  53. Boy oh Boy-would I love to give these a try as the usual crimp pliers can leave a lot to be desired. I have shied away from more elaborate designs using crimps for fear of it falling apart on me or someone else. Thanks for the give-away opportunity.

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  54. These crimping pliers are just what I need. I have never been able to get those other crimping pliers to work!
    Karen
    eric-karenholden@comcast.net

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  55. I would love to use your crimp pliers. When I have used two different types of crimp pliers, the standard type and the one that makes a round crimp, I always get a sharp edge on the crimp and have difficulty trying to get a smooth crimp without also cutting my wire with too much pressure. Your pliers appear to be the answer to my problems. Thank you for your creativity.

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  56. They sound wonderful, l would love to win one.

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  57. One can never have enough pliers!!!! Winning a pair just makes them more special.
    b_morris@shaw.ca

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  58. Wow..how neat..I hate doing crimps, this is such a great invention..sure would love a pair..

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  59. This would be so much easier than my normal crimping pliers! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  60. I'm a blog subscriber. Love seeing your posts in my email! :)

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  61. I've never tried a pair of crimpers, thanks for the chance to win.

    doinDigital at gmail dot com

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  62. I love to make multi-strand floating necklaces and these gorgeous pliers sure would make them a lot easier to complete.
    Susan
    shw_samuel@sky.com

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  63. These would be a great item for my tool collection. Thanks for letting me enter the giveaway!

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  64. I would love to try something to make crimping a little easier. The crisper I have works about 1/2 the time. I thought it was just me!

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  65. This looks like an awesome tool I would like to win.
    lifethroughthecracks.blogspot.com

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  66. I would LOVE to win these!! I have arthritis and carpal tunnel, so crimping is the bane of my jewelry-making existence...haha... :)

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  67. Would love to win these pliers!! Thanks for the great giveaway!!

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  68. The pliers look fascinating.
    Have never seen a tool I did not need!!
    Would love to try these.

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  69. Crimping is not my favourite thing to do, these pliers look pretty cool!

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  70. And I've shared, and I have you on my blog feed.

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  71. Oh Please!I could do with decent crimping pliers. Sometimes crimps give me a lot of trouble so a tool that makes things easier would really help!
    Much would be appreciated!

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  72. Thank you for the link to Om Tara, winning the crimp pliers would be icing on the cake!

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  73. I'd love to win these. Sounds/looks like a great pair of crimping pliers.

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  74. I'm a blog follower. KayzKreationz

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  75. Just tweeted about your post and the giveaway.

    https://twitter.com/kayzkreationz/status/334115573921361921

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  76. I have a hard time keeping the 2 wires separated when I crimp. Otherwise my current crimp pliers seem to work. I'd love to give these a try to see if I like them better. My contact email is mbeverly@gmail.com Thanks!

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  77. I would love to win the crimp pliers. I do not like the traditonal ones that we all have. I can never get it to look neat and never know if it is secure enough to hold. What a great idea.

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  78. Cant wait to try On Tara's Easy Crmp Pliers. Its always a pray and a hope that I have my crimp bead secure and rounded utilizing the two stage crimpers. Hope I win these, it sure would be good for my hands.
    www.handstrung.com

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  79. I have had several failures with crimping. Would love to try this tool.

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  80. Great giveaway. Thank you :)
    monamhassan[at]gmail[dot]com

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  81. A subscriber via email.
    I follow on Facebook as LitTle BiRd
    I follow on Pinteest as LitTle BiRd
    I follow on Twitter as @LitBir

    monamhassan[at]gmail[dot]com

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  82. Thanks for the chance to win Pearl. I'm an email subscriber to your blog. Barbara
    cameronbarbara@ymail.com

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  83. Hello,
    I'm so glad I can play this game:) I'd love to win, o yes!
    Regards!

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  84. I'm subscriber of your blog, Pearl and I like it very very much!
    Regards!

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  85. Wow, great giveaway! Thanks so much!

    Best wishes,
    Tatyana

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  86. I'm your blog follower too :)
    Thanks again!

    Best wishes,
    Tatyana

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  87. what a great tool and a fab giveaway .

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  88. Would love to win a pair of these pliers. I can rarely get my crimps to come out nice. Any help would be wonderful.

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  89. They look soooo cool. I am not the best with crimping tools but I bet they would improve my crimping abilities. Thanks

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  90. Well, I'm not sure what's going on, but I know I commented yesterday about the giveaway and a second comment that I follow your blog. Plus I left a third comment about tweeting about your giveaway, but none of my comments are showing up. Hope I'm getting counted.
    KayzKreationz

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  91. Plus, I tweeted again today about your review and giveaway. Hope this one shows up.

    https://twitter.com/kayzkreationz/status/334297262211600384

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  92. I really can't imagine anything MORE important or MORE frustrating than crimping our jewelry, the traditional anyway!! These look as though they'd give you an all new confidence that the work you do looks appealing AND won't come apart, and if you sell your jewelry that's certainly the LAST thing you'd want to happen. I'd LOVE to win pair of these pliers!!

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  93. These look very interesting. I have a new Etsy store coming on-line, "WeAreCrafts". Also, starting a blog called "At the Lake". My current contact info is regina@bridgeportlakebandb.com or reginampartain@gmail.com. My website is bridgeportlakebandb.com. Thank you.

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  94. What a generous giveaway! My pair of cheap crimping pliers often gives me a headache and I would love to hold a professional tool in my hands. I am a follower and I did shout out on my blog, twitter and facebook :)

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  95. those crimping pliers look awesome! I would love to give it a try! Thanks for your wonderful blog posts by the way!

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  96. I'd love to have a tool that makes better crimps. It's not a good thing to have a crimp fail!

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  97. Finally, I can post - very nice of you to gift these crimpers. One of us will be very lucky to win these.

    ~cryssT

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  98. I'm a subscriber to your blog and would love to have a tool to help me crimp better!

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  99. I would love a pair of crimping pliers, and these look neat!

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  100. I subscribe via email. Thanks!

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  101. I struggle with using my crimping pliers. When I'm on the second step of "rounding out" the tube, it always tries to turn on me and it drives me crazy. I would love to win these pliers

    mahanlori@plateautel.net

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  102. I'm just getting started and would love to try these Om Tara's Easy Crimp Pliers.
    crabarb@shaw.ca

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  103. Always looking for a better way to crimp! thanks for the giveaway. Christie

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  104. My crimps usually hold, but don't look so great. They have to be covered up. This looks like the solution to my problem.

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  105. I have crimp pliers, but i would love to have something more proffesional. Thanks for giveaway this lovely product!

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  106. I'd love to try these out, thanks for the chance! I just had a necklace someone else made for me fall apart due to a crimp failing...I was in public, there were beads in places, retrieval was difficult... anything to prevent that again! :-)
    russelljamie@gmail.com

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  107. I'm more than ready to grab one of those fabulous pliers and hold on forever! :0)

    Aims

    bigbluebarn@gmail.com

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  108. Would love to simplify this step. Cjlogie@gmail.com

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  109. Would love to try these!!
    Blog subscriber and shared on FB.

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  110. Aaaaaaaahhh, pliers from Heaven. glorious.
    suedebyga@gmail.com

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  111. Crafty Lefty at FiftyMay 16, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    I can't figure out how to make a comment below the blog; When I click on Post a Comment it takes me to a blank white screen. I was going to say that the fact that you don't have to figure out exactly where to place your wire between the teeth is a huge convenience and I imagine would make for a much cleaner finish to a piece. Hope this counts! Thanks!

    via Facebook

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  112. I'd love to try these pliers.
    acbeads AT gmail DOT com

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  113. I'm a follower to this blog.
    acbeads AT gmail DOT com

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  114. Just wrote on my FB about your post and the giveaway. Thank you!
    https://www.facebook.com/acbeads0/posts/297871583680278

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  115. I would love to try these! They look like the perfect answer to my crimping woes.

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  116. I would love to work with these. Simplicity is always the way to go. .
    Kim mcspedden spmandkdm@embarqmail.com

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  117. I so need to win a pair of these as I really love some jewelry designs that are just strung but I don't trust my crimping skill so I avoid those styles.

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  118. I follow your blog through GFC as Shaiha

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  119. I follow you on FB as Shaiha Williams

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  120. I follow you on Twitter as Shaiha_

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  121. I shared on FB,

    https://www.facebook.com/sShaiha/posts/10201051660803192

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  122. I tweeted.

    https://twitter.com/Shaiha_/status/335225688154054657

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  123. These crimp pliers look wonderful, I would love to win a pair.


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  124. Need a new type of crimpers. Hope I win. I'll look for them in stores too.

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  125. Would love to win a pair of these crimpers.

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  126. I just read about these in Lapidary Journal, they sound wonderful and easy to use. I always double crimp for fear of a crimp breaking, this would be a dream to win! Thanks for all the giveaways.

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  127. These are what I have been waiting for!

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  128. These look so handy!Would love to have them.

    butterflyprincipessa(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  129. I would love to win this new crimping tool. It looks so easy.

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  130. I know the give-away is over but I just wanted to say how happy I am that someone has addressed this need! I hope she's making a ton of money from it too!

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