I agree with the other reviewers who said these crimp covers are soft and require a gentle hand. But that said, I still think these are great covers, and, after I got used to them, found that the softness of the metal actually gave me more control when it came to making them close straight and having the ends line up perfectly. Also, I have not found anyone else that carries antique copper crimp covers, so please Artbeads keep these guys around!
My first time working with crimp bead covers. It did take a gentle hand with these but with very slight adjustments these worked and looked good.
Thought they would be perfect, and they looked it - but when I used them, the holes after closing were so large they slid right over the crimp bead, making them useless. Also very soft & easy to deform.
Yes need a gentle hand with these, but they are great. I am re-ordering now.