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Crimps are the last beads you'll string on your piece of jewelry before attaching the clasp. Put crimps on after your last beads on each end of the wire. Once you crimp the final end you can't make changes unless you cut the beading wire and restring the piece. Trim off excess beading wire as close to the crimp as you can. Little pieces of wire can irritate the skin when you wear your bead jewelry. Keep flush cutters among your beading supplies. The blades are at an angle which allows you to get as close to the crimp as possible.