Jun 23, 2017

Free Tip Friday Crimping Workout

What a fun #FreeTipFriday this week. Thanks to all for watching and sharing ideas. The broadcast this week is full of useful tips on working with crimps and Soft Flex...especially closures. We had a fun result from the broadcast, and we wanted to share the details here with you.

At the beginning of the show we had a viewer question on how to crimp an endless (no clasp) necklace. Kate showed her tried and true technique of using two crimp tubes and threading the Soft Flex through a center bead.


This photo shows one crimp tube with a crimp cover and one without. Whichever you choose, it's a sturdy way to finish an endless necklace.

Kate also shared her tips on floats and showed how she might end a multiple strand float necklace. The demo evolved into a terrific tassel design shown below:


Kate used a random mix of beads that were leftover from the Float Away project as well as the loop from the Plain and Simple Clasp, Sanctuary in Antique Silver, Be Here Too in Brass, Sweet Beech in Satin Silver, and Willow in Satin Gold.

The resulting tassel can be incorporated into a variety of projects...an earring, pendant, or keychain! Dig into your stash and get creative!

Watch the full broadcast below for all of the tips and tricks that Kate shares in this fun episode.

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