A soft metal bead that is pinched (“crimped”) onto beading wire, cord or string to hold beads in place. This is done using a bead crimping tool or pliers.
Instead of tying your cord (or nylon string) into a knot in order to hold beads in place, use crimp beads. Your jewelry will look cleaner.
They come in silver, gold, or copper.
How to use:
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