I've covered how to crimp, use the crimping tool, crimp covers and wire guardians before. I've also recommended using 2 crimp beads for each end if you are making a heavy necklace or bracelet like this past beader design. A single crimp might well fail so the second one is a backup. If you're a beginner or don't have a crimping tool, it's fine to do flat crimps.

However, if you'd like to learn to finish better and hide those crimps, then here is yet another demonstration.  Szarka's video tutorial shows us how to a thorough job of crimping.

Szarka makes wonderful gemstone jewelry - just check out her blog. She is truly a gemstone magpie - some of you can relate - so she also sells gemstones on Magpiegemstones.comI featured her before too!

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