The side clamp-on style goes over the finished knot or crimp and forms a small spherical bead with a connector loop for attaching to the clasp. The side clamp-on style is not as secure as the standard style as it is only clamping over the knot, unlike the standard and bottom clamp-on styles where the knot is made and held inside. The side clamp-on style is great when adding to an already created necklace so you don't have to restring, yet want to conceal the knots near the clasp. Adding a drop of glue to all bead tips before closing over the knots is advisable for extra security. We recommend G-S Hypo cement adhesive.
Products sold by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® are intended for experienced jewelry-makers and designer-artists; children 14 years of age or younger should use these products with adult direction.
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