I always use sterling silver crimp tubes since these are the strongest crimp beads. I did research on the different types of crimp beads and found out that other materials have a higher possibility to crack, etc. I order these on a regular basis and never had a problem with them no matter what crimping method I use.
Sterling 2x2 crimps perfect for necklace/braceletMay 13, 2012
I've bought crimps from a variety of sources and I can tell the difference from the ones I get from Art Beads. These sterling silver 2x2 crimp beads are the perfect size for the 0.18 19 strand nylong over stainless wire I use and not only crimp well but look very nice. I still cover them with a sterling crimp cover since I'm working with a slightly upscale price point in my jewelry. I think this item adds alot to the look of the finished piece.
I have used a variety of crimp beads from different vendors and the quality and consistency of my purchases from Artbeads is highly superior to other competitors; online or in store.
At first, I used to use the magic crimping tool with these, but in some heavier designs they were not holding long-term as I discovered. I changed to using a standard crimping plier and a crimp cover and now feel items are secure as they should be. It may cost a little more to have to use a crimp cover (simply my personal taste due to my compulsive detailedness), but I love the outcome and don't think I could be happier.
I've been using these for years. Hands down, an essential if you make jewelry. Don't use the other types of crimps out there, this is the only one to use in my book. Looks clean and I know it's going to hold my bracelets or necklaces together!
These little tubes hold three strands of wire since the have a 2mm hole. I use my "Magic Crimping" tool on them to make them look like a round bead. It makes it so you don't have to use a crimp cover if you don't want to or don't have any.
I agree with all of the reviews...had to find-out the hard way, though ;-( I've ordered from another company and through craft stores...what a nightmare! I'd get to the end of an important project, only to give the final 'tug' and have my piece fall-apart when using another brand's crimps. I've made bracelets for myself, which fell apart if they got caught on anything, even just my sleeve. I have NO problems anymore! Now, I'm ALWAYS keeping these amazing little crimp beads on-hand...won't use anything else!!!
The 2X2 mm, crimp tubes are by far superior to any other I have used. Others will break, split etc,where Art Beads crimps always when using the crimper tool give a very nice professional finish when putting on your clasps. I use nothing else now. Thank you Art Beads for making available such a great product.
I, too, have tried many other types of crimp beads. They are usually much thinner and do not hold up the way Artbeads crimp tubes do. In fact, I won't use anything else on my designs. When used properly, they have a super hold! Thanks for a great product. They are definitely worth every penny.
It break easily and not the quality I expect. It can't be my crimp tool correct?We are not sure what tool you are using. If you do squeeze too hard with a crimping tool it can break any crimp. We do have a video tutorial on how to crimp. You can follow the link below to view this.
We hope this helps!
I have bought crimps from 4 other internet sites and these are by far the best out there! The others I bought were thinner walled or had a dull finish or cracked when I tried to close them. The crimps from Art Beads may cost a few pennies more, but in my opinion they are well worth it. I like to be proud of what I make and want my jewelry to last, so I won't buy them anywhere else again!
Best crimps I have ever ordered. Al ot of the crimps I have gotten from other web sites have not been of good quality. I had a lot of problems with the wire slipping out of them, even though I double crimp everything. I have never had a problem with these crimps and will ONLY order from Artbeads for my crimps.
I love these. Not only because they give my pieces the finishing touch they need to look great. I've also discoverd that since they bend easy I can reuse them if I need to redo a project. I just have to be careful not to mangle it. Thanks for a great product.
Excellent service and quick shipping! I had forgot to order the parts for a bracelet and only had 5 days left to make the item and I asked Artbeads if they could get the order to me asap by first class shipping. They could not promise the mail could get it there on time but luckily it did make it by the 4th day and I had the item made by the 5th day. Thank you Artbeads for the excellent service.