How to use Folding Crimps (also known as Cord Ends)

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How to use Folding Crimps

We get asked how to use our Folding and Spring Crimps more often than any other question so thought we'd create this simple step by step guide to walk you through it.

First ensure that the material you are using fits snugly into the crimp.

Here you can see 3mm wide real suede being used. If using 5mm suede just trim the edges of the cord into a blunt arrow shape so that it fits within the confines of the crimp.

Now using a pair of pliers (we are using long nosed pliers here as it will enable you to see the crimp better) 'fold' over one side of the crimp onto the cord.

Turn the crimp around and fold over the other side. You don't need to flatten the crimp completely as there is an integral barb within the crimp that will stop the suede pulling free.

Here is another example of another folding crimp used with round braided BOLO. As you can see the crimp takes on a more circular shape in keeping with the cord.

All that needs to be done now in attach a jump/split ring and clasp of your choice.

Enjoy your craft!

Shelley & Steve

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