Don’t like the look of flattened crimp beads? Me, neither. Instead of investing lots of money into special crimping pliers, learn to use crimp covers. They come in many sizes, metals and styles – find some that fit over the crimp bead completely after flattened. Take a flat plier (chain nose or bent chain nose work best) and gently squeeze the crimp cover closed. You may have to move your pliers several times to keep the cover round. Close all the way and it should look like a round bead.