Frequent question: What size crimp beads do I need?

What size crimp cover to use with 2mm crimp bead?

for a 2mm crimp tube what size crimp cover do i need? Answer: Crimp Cover For What Size of Crimps. The 3mm size crimp cover works best over small crimp beads and tubes including 2x2mm.

Do crimp covers come in different sizes?

Closed crimp covers look just like plain rondell beads. Select a crimp cover that is large enough to cover your crimp tube. You can go with any size that is larger than the crimp beads.

What size is a #1 crimp bead?

Size 1. Approximately 1.5mm long, 2mm outer diameter, 1.3mm inner diameter, 1,750 per ounce, 175 crimp beads per 0.1oz.

Can you use crimp beads on thread?

Can crimp beads be used with thread? The metal edges of a crimp bead can cut or fray thread when crimping so it is not recommended to use crimps when designing with thread. Instead, use knots with bead tips or French wire for a professional finish to your designs.

Are crimp covers necessary?

If you’ve ever used a crimp bead, you’ll know that they don’t always close shut in the neatest possible manner. So, by covering them, you don’t have to worry. The cover will also help to protect your crimp bead from wear and tear, hopefully making your jewellery last longer.

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