Why Are My Bracelets Breaking?

by Michelle Batty
(VA)

I don't understand, I am using a crimping bead and a crimp cover. But I have gotten a few bracelets returned where one end of a toggle just rips off!


Is there such a thing as a bad crimp? Do I need sterling silver?
Help!

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Crimp
by: Anonymous

Hello

Make sure you are using a crimper pliers that is the right size for the crimp bead. Also make sure to use the correct crimp bead for your wire. After making the first crimp use a small needle nose pliers to squeeze both sides of the crimp. then crimp again.

Here is a great little diagram that might come in handy, minus the needle nose step. That is my own little security step.

Hope that helps

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Crimping
by: Anonymous

You might want to add two, maybe three crimp tubes just to have extra security.
Hope this helps!

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There Ae Two Of Us!
by: Michelle Batty

MY name is Michelle Batty and I make jewelry! I have my own business. What are the odds that there are two of us!

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Need Crimp Diagram
by: Anonymous

Please send me that diagram @ [email protected]

Thank you.

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Jewelry Gets Put Through The Ringer
by: Anonymous

Unfortunately customers are hard on jewelry.

I had the same problem when starting out. I used at least two crimp beads. I think needle nose pliers are the best.

Crimp it,then again and when you think it couldn't possibly be any tighter do it once more.

Good luck!

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