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.

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.

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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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