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About Crimping Pliers
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Crimping Pliers Open

Tammy Powley
First, let's take a good look at the crimping pliers. This is a tool designed specifically for securing crimp beads. While some jewelry makers will simply use a pair of chain-nosed or flat-nosed pliers and flatten the bead to close it, I prefer to use crimping pliers to secure a crimp bead because I think it gives it a more polished look.

To understand how to use crimping pliers, you need to have an understanding of how they work. Look at the nose of the pliers and notice how there are grooves inside of it.

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