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Flattened crimp

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Photo 1
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Photo 2

Hold the crimp bead with the tip of your chainnose pliers. Separate the wires and squeeze the pliers firmly to flatten the crimp bead (Photo 1). Tug the clasp to make sure the crimp has a solid grip on the wire (Photo 2). If the wire slides, remove the crimp bead and repeat with a new crimp bead.

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