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Q.
What's the trick to using a toggle clasp on a bracelet? Every time I use a toggle clasp on a bracelet, it is almost impossible to get the toggle through the loop to connect. What am I doing wrong?
- Joyce
A.
Add a jumpring or two to the loop on the toggle bar before adding your design to this half of the clasp. The extra length the jumprings provide will make it easier for the bar to turn, pass through the opening of the toggle ring (bringing the design in a little bit) and then finally settle into position securely in place. Another option is to string small beads on the end of the design that will be connected to the toggle bar so the toggle bar is free to pass through the ring with enough "slack" to make it through and then be placed into position.

- Tammy Honaman, Author, Jewelry-Making Expert and Educator

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