Everything You Need To Know About Soft Flex Crimping Pliers

Crimping Pliers. There are so many to choose from these days! Here at Soft Flex, we currently offer four crimping pliers. Which ones do you need in your jewelry making kit and which ones are not meant for you? Read on and we will let you know what we suggest.

All crimping pliers are not created equally. There are job specific crimpers and size specific crimpers. Some are meant for the tiniest crimps and some are perfect for finishing a multi-strand necklace.

Look at this beautiful family portrait of crimping pliers. If you need to buy a pair, you can find them on our store. If you need to restock your toolbox, we offer a kit of the blue handled tools. The Magical Crimping Pliers can be purchased separately. 

Assorted Crimping Pliers

We have a lot more resources if you would like information about tools or techniques. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more tips. Visit our Facebook page if you want to catch our live shows and sales. And join our Facebook group – VIB, if you want to join a friendly community of jewelry designers and all around creative people. If you are still having a hard time crimping, make sure you ask our lovely VIB members for tips! 

Crimping Pliers

Crimping Pliers

This old chap is the grandfather of crimping tools. Simple and elegant. It crimps your tubes or beads. It puts a divot in the crimp tube and then rounds the crimp. If you do not like the look of your finished crimp, you can conceal it with a crimp cover. This pair of regular crimping pliers is a versatile no-frills tool. It gets the job finished securely.

Size: total length - 5.25in
Size: length from joint to tip - .875in

Crimping Pliers Detail

Regular Crimping Pliers are a must have tool for compressing 2x2mm or 2x3mm crimps. Regular Crimping Pliers allow for your design to be secure with a crimp bead that looks and feels smooth. Easy to follow instructions can be found in our Tips and Tricks section. It is highly suggested that you check out our sterling silver, gold filled, sterling silver black oxidized or copper crimp tubes. They are double the wall thickness of most on the market and are also seamless. You will feel ultimate security with our crimps and this pair of Regular Crimping Pliers! 


This tool is manufactured in Taiwan. These pliers are constructed of steel with plastic ergonomic handles.

Click here for crimping instructions.

Micro Crimping Pliers

Micro Crimping Pliers

This beautiful baby may be small, but it gets the job. Micro Crimping Pliers are designed to finish the smallest crimps. You will not have any luck trying to finish 1x1mm crimps with any other pair of crimping pliers we carry. The head on these crimping pliers is small enough to accommodate the tiniest crimps and close them securely.

Size: total length - 5.25in
Size: length from joint to tip - .875in

Micro Crimping Pliers Detail

Micro Crimping Pliers are a must have tool for compressing 1x1mm crimps. Check out our sterling silver and gold filled 1x1mm crimp tubes. You will feel ultimate security with our crimps and Micro Crimping Pliers! 


This tool is manufactured in Taiwan. These pliers are constructed of steel with plastic ergonomic handles. They have a lap-joint.

Click here for crimping instructions.

Mighty Crimping Pliers

Mighty Crimping Pliers

Just look at the size of this brute. What an absolute unit! This monster can tackle our biggest crimps. The holes on the head of these crimping pliers can take on BIG crimps. The crimping hole and round hole are massive.

Size: total length - 5.25in
Size: length from joint to tip - .875in

Mighty Crimping Pliers Detail

Mighty Crimping Pliers are fantastic for size 3x3mm crimps and larger! The Mighty Crimper has a larger crimping hole and rounding hole for bigger jobs. The Mighty Crimper is your best bet for connecting a multiple strand design to a single strand clasp.

This tool is manufactured in Taiwan. These pliers are constructed of steel with plastic ergonomic handles.

Click here for crimping instructions.

Magical Crimping Pliers

Magical Crimping Pliers

This pair of crimping pliers is a wizard. Magical Crimping Pliers can turn a normal crimp tube into a rounded bead with a few crimps. It is definitely a magical way to complete your design. You can even crimp tubes into spacer beads on your illusion necklaces. Sara has some great videos demonstrating how she crimps her tubes into spacers on YouTube. We recommend using .019 diameter beading wire. These crimping pliers only work with 2x2mm crimps.

Size: total length - 4.3in
Size: length from joint to tip - 22mm

Magical Crimping Pliers Detail

Magical Crimping Pliers are the next generation of crimping tools. If you use crimp covers to conceal a finished crimp, you will love Magical Crimping Pliers. Magical Crimping Pliers will turn an ordinary crimp tube into a finished, rounded, bead. A beautiful end to any design.

Here is the secret: regular crimping pliers have two holes, a crimping hole to place a divot in the crimp and a rounding hole to finish. Magical Crimping Pliers have a single rounding hole. This hole rounds any 2x2mm tube into a rounded bead. This quick rounding method eliminates the need for a crimp cover.

Magical Crimping Pliers are for beginner beaders and seasoned artists alike. Easy to learn and quick to master. At Soft Flex Company, we always suggest using high quality wire and crimps, such as our Soft Flex Wire and our crimps (which are seamless and thick-walled). Choosing a budget wire and crimps might not have the same strength and finish.

Click here for Magical Crimping Pliers instructions.

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Blog contributor Thomas Soles is the Trade Show Coordinator for Soft Flex Company. His favorite stones are Lapis and Pietersite. His favorite hobby is day dreaming. And his favorite mustache is Tom Selleck's. As you can see, he has a healthy (or possibly unhealthy) sense of humor. You can write to him at Thomas@SoftFlexCompany.com