Calottes and Beading Wire
I’m always looking for better ways to finish off necklaces.
I mostly use the crimp bead and crimp cover…or to avoid that, I use chain and wire wrapped links.
The other day I saw a pin about using calottes to finish off beading wire necklaces.
A calotte and a crimp bead are strung on one end of a bead wire.
The crimp is squashed flat and the calotte is used to cover the crimp and the top loop is attached to a clasp.
It looks clean and neat.
My question is : has anyone used this method with success?
And if it is a good way to end a necklace…why aren’t more jewelry designers using it?
I like the way it looks….but is it secure?
Thank you for any input.