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« on: July 02, 2006 03:06:27 PM »

ok i recently bought some memory wire in bracelet and necklace sizes
and im pretty much finished my friends necklace im making for her birthday, well anyway i wanted to put crimps on to hold the beads in place since i wasn't going to cover the whole wire with beads, but every time i try securing them, they still stay loose, yet the crimps will work on other wire, so i figured the crimps won't work on memory wire,...but i have seen them on other memory wire bracelets that i have seen online like on etsy shops and stuff...so how can i make the crimps stay? Huh

help?!

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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2006 01:45:23 PM »

I have never seeeeeeeeeeeen crimps on memory wire.  Do you have a pic?  My guess might be that they are glued on with hypo cement?

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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2006 08:29:20 PM »


well thats the picture, but now that your saying that its practicaly impossible, then i guess it isn't memory wire. i don't know, i just thought it was so i tried it and it didm't work... so technically is there anything that can substitute crimps on memory wire? or do i just have to fill it up with beads?
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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2006 08:34:25 PM »

One, that looks more like tigertail than memory wire, from your pic. Two, I have done exactly what you have in the pic, and I just squashed the crimps HARD, and it worked fine. I used the tigertail stuff.
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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2006 03:37:26 AM »

I don't think you can crimp memory wire, and you should never crimp normal wire as it creates a point of weakness which will snap the wire. Crimps are designed for use with beading wires and tigertail.  Smiley

If you want to make a memory wire bracelet with wire showing you could glue beads in place but remember most memory wire is steel not silver plated, and as it is quite fine gauge it might be a bit uncomfortable if it pokes in your arm.
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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2006 03:46:14 PM »

oh ok thanks for the info....i learned my lesson a little late haha, ya ok, so memory wire isn't that great then...well i guess i 'll have to move all the beads i had on the memory wire necklace to tigertail or a different type of beading wire because i want to use crimps to show bead space so i don't use as many beads..
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