How to use coil crimps

Coil crimps are mostly used for leather cords, suede cords, waxed linen cords, thick hemp cords and ribbons. There are different sizes, so make sure you choose the right size for the cord you are using.

Step 1:

Insert the cord into the crimp.

insert cord into coil crimp

Step 2:

Use your pliers to flatten the first coil (ring). Release your pliers and pull the cord slightly to ensure that it is securely in place. If not, press it tighter until it is secure.

flatten first coil with pliers

The flattened first coil will look like this.

flatten coil crimp

Step 3:

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

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