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How to Attach Ribbon Crimps

By: Catherine Fox
How to Attach Ribbon Crimps
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When making ribbon jewelry, it's important to know how to finish it off so as to avoid frayed ends. This tutorial on How to Attach Ribbon Crimps will show you how to give your ribbon necklace a clean, polished look. Master this, and you'll be ready to make all kinds of beautiful ribbon jewelry!

Project TypeLearn a Technique

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Bead Project TypeNecklace

Beginner

 

Materials:

  • ribbon crimps (also known as ribbon ends)
  • a clasp
  • 2 jump rings
  • ribbon (make sure it is the right size for the ribbon ends; my ribbon was ¼ inch)
  • strong glue, like E6000 cement
  • paper towel
  • toothpicks
  • pliers
  • scissors
  • ruler

Instructions:

  1. First cut your ribbon to your desired length. I cut mine to about 18 inches.
     
  2. Lay your ribbon on a paper towel. Squeeze a small amount of glue onto the paper towel and use a toothpick to apply the glue to the end of the ribbon. Work on one end at a time so you won’t have too much of a mess to deal with.
     
  3. Pop the ribbon crimp over the end of the ribbon. Use pliers to pinch the ribbon crimp. Give it a good squeeze! Repeat for the other end of the ribbon. Trim any excess ribbon threads.
     
  4. Now it’s time to attach the clasp. Open a jump ring (it might be handy to have another pair of pliers here) and attach one half of the clasp and one ribbon end. Close the jump ring. Repeat with the other end of the ribbon.

 

 

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Yep, another great instruction. I have never used glue on crimps before but this was perfect. I did it just a tad differently. I glued one end of the ribbon to the crimp first, then when it was dry and set, I added glue to the other side and crimped it. Easy, peasy and that baby ain't going anywhere!

I never realized that it was this easy to Attach ribbon crimps on the ribbon so I stayed away from this necklace. There are some beautiful jewelry I see using this ribbon technique that I have been missing out on. This video shows just how easy it is I just rushed into jewelry making instead the best way to learn is to watch videos for beginners on this site.Thanks for posting them. Anyone new to making jewelry watch this?

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