3 sterling silver headpins (2 inches long)
1 sterling silver split jump ring (8 mm)
1 sterling silver filigree scalloped component
9 sterling silver crimp tubes (2 mm)
3 round Swarovski crystals in Dark Red Coral (4 mm)
Jeweler's pliers (one or two pairs, depending on your preference)
1. Slide a Swarovski onto a headpin and follow it with three crimp tubes. Repeat for the other two headpins.
2. With the tips of your pliers, make a 90 degree bend in the headpin just above the last crimp tube. Repeat for the other headpins.
Add your loop to a loop of your filigree component. Close the loop by reversing the twisting motion of step.
7. Repeat these steps for the other two headpins, making sure all of the loop openings face the same direction..
8. Open your jump ring using the same push/pull twisting motion you used to open your loops and slide the top hole of the component on. Close your jump ring, reversing the motion you used to open it.
What other uses have you found for crimp tubes or crimp beads?