How do you secure a beaded wire?

How do you keep beads from falling off wires?

Just wrap a piece of tape to the point on your thread where you‘d like to start your beadwork. No beads will slip off while you begin, and you can slide the tape off the end of the thread when you’re sure everything’s in place. These little coiled gizmos are great for holding beads in place on stringing wire.

What is the strongest beading wire?

Wire composition also dictates the strength of the wire; stainless steel and plated stainless steel are the strongest, while sterling silver is the least sturdy wire. Color is an important factor in choosing beading wire, especially when you are beading with translucent beads.

What is 49 strand beading wire?

Our highest quality wire, Beadalon 49 Strand consists of 49 smaller wires stranded together and nylon-coated for the best flexibility. It is the preferred wire for professional designers who demand premium strength, softness, and flexibility.

What can I use instead of crimp beads?

An alternative to crimp beads and crimp tubes is a newer finding called Screw-Tite Crimps™. Screw-Tite Crimps not only secure your Accu-Flex® beading wire to your clasp, they also allow you to change your clasp for a different one, should you want a different look.

How do you secure beadalon wire?

Beadalon – Crimping Technique

  1. Select the appropriate flexibility, diameter, and color of Beadalon wire. …
  2. Select either crimp beads or crimp tubes – then choose plating color, silver or gold. …
  3. Insert the Beadalon wire into the crimp.
  4. Thread the wire through the clasp and back through the crimp.
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