Crimping Pliers Instructions / Finishing Satin Cord Necklaces
How to attach cord ends to satin cord, silk cord, ribbon or leather cord

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The following instructions show how to use the crimping pliers with our fold-over crimp style cord ends to finish satin cord or leather necklaces. The pliers make the crimps into nice rounded tubes instead of the flattened look that you get with regular pliers.

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1. Place the cord into the cord end. It helps hold it in place if you moisten it slightly. When doing large volumes, we use a moist sponge.
Crimping Pliers for Fold-Over Cord Ends

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2. For these cord ends, we only use the back part of the pliers. Hold the cord end by the clasp- or tab-end. It helps to also hold on to the end of the cord.

Position the cord end into the back hole in the pliers, at an angle facing the front of the pliers.

Fold over crimp clasps

Fold-over cord ends

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3. Squeeze to close the one side of the crimp.
Crimping Pliers for Fold-Over Clasps
 
4. Rotate the cord end toward the back of the pliers.
Fold over cord ends, clasps and crimps
 
5. Squeeze to close the other side of the crimp.
Fold over cord ends, clasps and crimps
 
6. Rotate the cord end and squeeze several times to round out the crimp.
Crimping Pliers for Fold-Over Cord Ends
 
7. Voila! Beautiful, professional-looking cord ends every time!! Crimping Pliers for Fold-Over Cord Ends