I make necklaces and the fishing wire or string I use keeps slipping out of the

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  1. profile image53
    kjreb44posted 13 years ago

    I make necklaces and the fishing wire or string I use keeps slipping out of the crimpped beads

    How do you keep necklaces from breaking? Is there a way to keep the wire from slipping out of the crimping beads?

  2. pretty girl 56 profile image56
    pretty girl 56posted 13 years ago

    tie other end with a barrel finding for the necklce and don't squeeze or it will. Try something else to use to make a necklace-wire. You don't have heavy wire and it have to be strong enough to take the abuse. I don't any videos to show how to make one and that is my bigger flaw.

  3. aidenofthetower profile image68
    aidenofthetowerposted 13 years ago

    There are a couple of things that you can do. First, crimp beads are designed to be used with nylon coated beading wire. This makes it harder for them to fall apart. Second, you can't just flatten the crimp bead or there won't be anything holding on to the wire (I don't know how you are closing your crimps). The proper way to close them is to use a crimping plier or crimper which will squish them in a way that they grip the wire. The final thing that I do for just a bit of added safety is add a dot of Bead Fix. It is a type of super glue that doesn't discolor beads or leave a film on them. This isn't what holds the necklace together if you are using the right wire and crimping your bead properly, but it does give it a bit more security.

    I have written several hubs on jewelry making and have several more coming in the next few months if you want additional help.

  4. Shanina profile image59
    Shaninaposted 13 years ago

    I use fishing line and beading wire in my designs.  Generally I knot the fishing line with a surgeons knot and then put some super glue on the knot to stop it from coming undone. What you could try is to put the crimp bead on before you finish the piece, tie a surgeons knot, glue it and when the glue is dry crimp the bead over it.  Be careful how hard you crimp the bead though as it could cut the fishing line and then all of your hardwork would be undone.  Let me know what solution you come up with or if my idea works for you.

  5. CarolRucker profile image76
    CarolRuckerposted 13 years ago

    You've got a great combination of answers. Unfortunately, there are so many types of necklace findings that go by the name "Crimp" it's hard to be on target with an answer. I will assume you're talking about the small round cylinder type.

    One thing most beading wire manufacturers will not tell you is that beading wire is destined to break sooner or later, no matter how carefully you assemble your necklace. Crimps and even stones wear against the beading wire and eventually cause it to snap. That should happen later rather than sooner.

    -Use the best quality wire you can afford.

    -If you have heavy beads and big enough holes, consider using two strands of wire and a fatter crimp bead.

    -If you are talking about the tube style crimp beads, as aidenofthetower said, you should use crimp pliers that make closing a 2-step procedure. Crimp beads won't cut into the beading wire as much.

    -If you don't want to invest in crimp pliers and must use pliers, be careful to fasten them tightly enough but not too tightly. Many tube style crimps have little ridges inside. Pressing them too tightly speeds the process of cutting into the wire.

    -Using glue is also a good option, but it should be a glue that stays flexible after it dries, like e6000 (aka GOOP) Don't use a glue that turns hard and brittle after it dries. That can speed the process of breaking.

    -After adding the final bead, I loop the wire through the jump ring, through the crimp bead, then back through the final few beads. I then tighten and cut the leftover wire and close the crimp.

    Pushing it back through the extra beads provides a minimal safety effect. If your crimp is not tight enough, even if it slips, the necklace won't fall apart completely


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