How To String Beads Tightly Using Tigertail and a Magnetic Barrel-Type Clasp

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How do I draw beads up tight using tigertail and a magnetic barrel-type clasp?



I have no problem using co-polymer cording and melting it to form a knot inside the clasp, but are there any tricks to using tigertail with a magnetic clasp, and being able to get the beads drawn up close? (Barrel type clasp with hole thru, not with loops on the ends).

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The trick to drawing the beads up close using tigertail is to crimp the end using a crimp tube. You'll need to use a pair of crimping pliers to crimp the tube properly, and fold it over.

Because you'll be crimping only one strand of tigertail, I'd recommend using a pair of micro-crimping pliers and the smallest crimp tubes - I believe they're size 1/0 (pronounced one ought)

Good luck!
Christine

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by: Christine

Hi! I hope that answer helped!
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