by Pat K.
I used to feed wire back through a few beads, but it always found a way out.
So now I double crimp / cover, and tightly flush cut the tail (I use 7 or 19 strand beading wire).
My biggest issue is wire stretching in use.
For necklaces, with some success, I tried hanging the piece over a door handle for a few days to stretch before crimping.
However, I just had a dainty bracelet grow an extra few mm after just a few wears.
Many people tell you not to crimp tight for fluidity, but that’s pointless if it’s going to stretch.
I don’t think I should be selling until I have eliminated this problem. Any suggestions 🙂 ?