Crimps & Calottes - Crimp cover 3mm
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Frequently asked questions about the product: Crimp cover 3mm
Q: Hi there. When using crimp covers, would I buy a larger size than the actual crimp itself?
A: Yes, if the crimp is 2mm like the ones we sell then a 3mm cover will be adequate. You're squashing your crimp flat so it's going to be 2mm in length when you're finished with it so you're going to need a slightly larger cover so none of the crimp pokes out.
Q: Hi! I am wondering if I can use a 3mm crimp cover to secure two overlapping 1.5mm cords.
A: I don't think it would work too well, the crimp covers are hollow and simply close around a crimp to provide a neater finish. They're not really designed to hold things together.
Q: I am new to this game! I have made very basic things using calottes? but what are the crimp covers used for, everything is knew and perhaps you could recommend if you have a book that would tell me what product is used to make certain items. thank you
A: Crimp covers are used for covering crimps or knots for a neater finish. Basically once you've secured your crimp into place you slide on a crimp cover and then close it with some pliers. When it's finished it just looks like a little metal bead. We have an instruction leaflet or DVD which we produce ourselves at: www.beadsunlimited.co.uk/Beading-Instruction/c398
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Q: I am using 4mm paracord and these to hold beads in place what size do you think would work
A: We only stock the 3mm covers at the moment I'm afraid, these fit over our 2mm crimps which of course will be too small for your cord, sorry!
Q: I use crimp covers often while making suncatchers, but I find they get stuck together while storing them. What's the easiest way to seperate two crimp covers when they are locked together?
A: It is the most annoying thing about crimp covers! Sometimes simply shaking the bag can make them come apart (even when they look welded together!) for more stubborn covers squeeze them gently with pliers, once you've got them apart and squashed them on top of a crimp you should be able to bend out any dents with pliers.
Q: I would like to use these crimps to hold beads on lengths of flexi grass (a florist's accessory). Do you think the diametre of the hole will be suitable to thread on grass? please.
A: I'm not entirely sure. I've tried to have a look at some flexi grass on the web but I can't tell what kind of thickness it is. We use these crimp covers on top of a crimp bead www.beadsunlimited.co.uk/Crimp/bo4025 Crimp beads are 2mm and can be threaded on and then either squashed flat with a pair of pliers or folded over on themselves with a pair of specialist crimping pliers. We'd add a crimp cover on top of this as they're not always great at holding beads on their own without slipping. You can also add a crimp cover over a knot to make it look neater, if you can tie a knot with flexi grass this might be the best solution. The knot would be doing all the hard work and the crimp cover on top would be looking like a pretty metal bead.
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