Alcohol Ink on Crimp Covers?

by Leslie Hirschberg.
(Rancho Mirage, CA)

Using Alcohol Ink to Color Crimp Covers?  - Discussion on Jewelry Making Journal

Can I change the color of silver crimp covers to match the beads I am stringing by using alcohol ink?

Leslie Hirschberg

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  • Hi Leslie, that should work. However, I would experiment with one crimp cover first, and see how well it works before coloring any others. Also, be sure to clean the metal first, and also seal it after your alcohol ink dries, as I mentioned in my Coloring Metal with Alcohol Ink Tutorial.

    I’d love to see how this project looks when you finish it! 🙂

  • Colleen says:

    I believe you can, BUT they would need to have a clear coat on them to protect the color from rubbing off. I use Krylon anti yellowing clear coat. Would love to see how it turned out.

  • leslie hirschberg says:

    Thanks! will try it out. Sometimes I just dont like seeing the metal color of the crimp cover especially when not using any metal beads in the bracelet.

  • Faith E. says:

    Just an additional thought about the Krylon product – another copper artisan told me that it wasn’t totally waterproof, so I would also recommend using Everbrite’s Protecta Clear you can purchase at It can be used alone or in addition to the Krylon.

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