Quick Tip: Use Wire Protectors for Strung Jewelry to Prevent Breakage

SKU VID-1458
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Beginner
In this video you will see how you can add a wire protector to your strung bracelets and necklaces to prevent the wear and tear that leads to the wire breaking over time.
Audio Transcript
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Hi, this is Kat with beadaholique.com a getting clasp I want to make sure that that clasp is nice and secure at the end so I've been using these thread and wire protectors on the end of my wire just to really make sure that it gives a nice longevity to my jewelry so and also you can kind of see that when I clasp this up here it gives a nice little sort of sleek look I have all metal components there so it just looks really really nice now you don't have to use these and I do have another example with out so it's again it's just entirely your choice so the option is to have that wire just sort of poking through like you would normally with your crimp tube and your crimp cover so that's one option but I'm going to show you how to use these great little thread protectors and wire protectors alright so here's my little example here and the great thing is that we have them in multiple sizes and the way they're sized is by the size of your wire so if you go on to beadaholique.com you'll be able to shop all the different sizes and varieties of colors and then be sure to check out the size so I'm gonna actually kind of show you here on this gold one so let me go ahead and kind of pick this up and what's neat is that there's a little thread path that you get that kind of goes through the little bottom here and then it goes up and over the horseshoe and then down through the other side so there's those nice little loops there and then you can just pull it to where you need it to be on your wire and I'm going to string on a little crimp tube here onto both of my wires so that you can really see kind of how this all comes together so you're going to want to hold that nice and tight and then I'm going to use my xyron four-in-one crimping pliers go ahead and grab that crimp tube there and make sure that wire is nice and snug on that horseshoe and go ahead and crimp your crimp tube and then on these ones you just kind of rotate it so you that nice little squeeze on there but now I have my nice little thread protector now as you're working on a piece you're going to want to make sure that that thread protector slips through the hole of your magnetic clasp now this works for a single strand it also works for a multi strand and I do have just a big variety of selection here of multi strand and single strand magnetic clasps so it's great to use with these thread protectors because you are going to be putting a little more stress than you normally would if you just have a little lobster clasp alright so I hope you enjoyed this little quick tip be sure to use those thread and wire protectors for your next piece of string jewelry you can find all of these supplies and even more videos and tutorials at beadaholique.com you

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