How to use a box crimp

Box crimps are also called fold over crimps. They are mostly used for thick cords like leather and suede cords.

Step 1:

Insert the cord into the box or fold over crimp.

insert cord into box crimp


Step 2:

Use your pliers to fold one side onto the cord.

fold side of box crimp


Step 3:

Do exactly the same with the other side. The sides might overlap a bit. Release your pliers and pull the cord to make sure it is securely in place.

flatten box crimp


folded box crimp


Step 4:

You can finish off your piece by attaching a clasp to one end of your necklace, and a jump ring to the other end.

jump ring attached to box crimp


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