Since it seems that there is a majority of people who do no like the
look of crimp beads, especially when they are crimped correctly....
there is an alternative crimp that has recently appeared on the
market. I'm not sure how long they've been around... but have you
seen the tornado crimp tubes?
I haven't used any personally, but this that I found on
the jewelrymaking forum: Rio Grande also has some twisted crimps
....approx. $6.00/100 for sterling. Most recent catalogue, page 300,
items x and y. Another place that has them is Via Murano.