How to Finish Flat Silver Silk with Ribbon Crimp Ends

Uploaded by Beadaholique on 01.11.2012

Hi this Julie with and today I want to show you how to use ribbon crimp
ends to finish your SilverSilk
Right here I have flat SilverSilk. This is 4.8mm across. It does
come in the other colors and also comes with a ball chain embedded in it.
We have another video on showing how to finish those ends
for this one I want to show you how to just really quickly and easily use these
great ribbon crimps
to finish the end
and we're going to do a quick project and show you how really it is
to do a necklace
You're going to want to make sure your ends are even and they don't have a lot of straggly little
piece of wire. This is all wire. It's very flexible
which is nice
you don't want to use scissors. You want to use flush cutters
and just trim the end
I want to make sure that both look good
Then we're going to use some E6000 glue
I just put a little on a post-it

I'm going to dip the actual end of the SilverSilk
into the E6000

and then I'm going to inserted it into the ribbon crimp end
all the way to the back
I wanna make sure
it stays straight
hold it
make sure that it doesn't wiggle too much
then I'm going to carefully use my nylon chain pliers
to crimp the ribbon crimp

so that side is complete, you can see it's sandwiched in there
if you look at these ribbon crimps they actually have little
tiny teeth on one side which is gonna help grip
and one tip to make it a little bit easier when you're attaching the SilverSilk in
there, go ahead and just pre-crimp
it a little bit so that you;ll have a little bit less that you have to
crimp while the SilverSilk is in there
Again dip my end into the E6000
put it in there
nylon jaw pliers
going from the side
and crimp
We've got that trapped in there
both ends are now finished
so I'm going to attach
a clasp. I'm going to do that
by just opening up a 4mm jump ring
putting in a 7mm jump ring
I'm going to connect this to one end of my ribbon crimp
close it
on the other end I'm going to do the same thing but with a lobster clasp instead of a larger
jump ring
okay so we actually now have
a finished necklace
You could just hang a pendant from here if you wanted
make a lovely chain
but you can also
very easily tie a lark's head knot around a pendant
and have it attached that way. I have a
lovely swarovski elements victory. It's one of their newer creations
I'm going to divide my necklace in half
I'm going to take the folded over end
put it through the hole in the pendant
and then I'm going to pull my tails through
there we go

pull down
that is now secure
Now you have a way of attaching a pendant
and that's called a larks head knot we actually do have a video on that as well
on if you want to see that a little bit
we have just finished a necklace with a very pretty pendant
using SilverSilk and finishing the ends
with these great little ribbon covers and attaching a clasp
to their end loop
so i hope you enjoy this video
You can find it and other on