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I notice my micro crimper has two "dipped" areas and 3 flat areas.  Does the crimp bead go into the "dipped" areas of the crimper OR on the flat parts?    If I use the dipped areas, it does not seem to come down on it.  Thanks

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I am sorry but I am a seed bead artist and I have never used the pliers you are asking about.  I did some searching and I found a couple sites for you

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6sYsehOzzM

http://jewelrymaking.about.com/od/toolequipmentreviews/a/microcrimpingpliers.htm

http://www.artbeads.com/howtousecrto.html

I hope one of these helps you

Pamy

http://violetbead.com

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Pamela Welborn

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I have been beading for over 16 years and teaching beading for about 14 years. I especially love Japanese seed beads in size 11 and size 15. Not a delica fan but maybe someday... I especially love teaching other people about beading.

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Experience in the area:
I teach the following stitches/projects: peyote, brick, netting, St Petersberg chain, spiral rope, dutch spiral, beaded pens, beaded Christmas ornaments, earrings, pouches, necklaces, bracelets - just about anything beaded, I have tried it.

Publications:
I have had 7 articles published by Jewelry Crafts Magazine and one by Bead & Button Magazine.

Awards and Honors:
2nd place Professional Beadwork in the Gems and Minerals section Los Angeles County Fair 1998
3rd place Professional Beadwork in the Gems and Minerals section Los Angeles County Fair 1999

Present Day:
Currently, I design patterns and make kits for beading projects. Check out - violetbead.com There is a gallery of my work there.

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