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More Ways to Use an End Cap or Crimp End

More Ways to Use an End Cap or Crimp End
designed by Artbeads
Skill LevelBeginner
TechniqueCrimps, Bails & Connectors
Time1-3 hours

End caps and crimp ends can provide professional looking results to your jewelry pieces.

  • More Ways to Use an End Cap or Crimp End

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Code: ABT-20120117-01

End caps and crimp ends can provide professional looking results to your jewelry pieces. As indicated by the name, they are most often used to finish the ends of jewelry. We have expanded our selection of end caps and crimp ends to accommodate your every need. We have a large assortment to choose from and here we will show you some tips on how to use the different styles in your jewelry.

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Crimp End with Loop

Here we used a crimp end cap with a loop. Simply place your stringing material into the crimp end cap and gently squeeze with a pair of chain nose pliers or nylon jaw pliers until completely closed. Adhesive is recommended but not required.

How to Use an End Cap and Crimp End Step 6

U-Shaped Ribbon End

This style of end caps is generally used to finish ends of ribbons and fibers. Place the stringing material inside the end cap and gently squeeze with a pair of nylon jaw pliers. We recommend using the nylon jaw pliers for this style end cap to avoid marring up the finish. Again, adhesive is recommended but not required.

How to Use an End Cap and Crimp End Step 7

Crimp End Cap with Loop

This type of end cap is simple to use. Simply place the end cap onto the stringing material and crimp it down with a pair of chain nose pliers or nylon jaw pliers. Adhesive is recommended but not required.

How to Use an End Cap and Crimp End Step 8

Add all available items to your cart at once or edit the quantities below.

Nice choice! All or most of the products needed for this project are shown below with quantities. Sometimes we sell out of components and aren’t able to order more from the manufacturer (we know, it is very disappointing to us, too). Use the opportunity to mix up the design and make it yours by substituting similar products or altering the entire color scheme—it’s up to you!

Nylon Jaw Pliers
Code TOOL-105
$16.19
Chain Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-106
$7.49