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Q.
I made a bracelet with Accu-Flex® wire and a toggle clasp. As I was working on the computer the bar end came out of the ring end. Is there any adjustment I can make to my design so this can't happen? Thanks.
- Jen
A.
Purchase your toggle clasps in sets. The bar is intentionally longer than the diameter of the toggle ring so the bar doesn't accidentally slip through the ring. The other sure-fire way to secure your bracelet is using a safety chain, which has a ring on one end and a clasp on the other. You can use a premade version or make one yourself by adding a jumpring to one end and a small lobster or springring to the other.

To use a safety chain, connect one end to a fixed position in the bracelet design near the clasp, connect the other end to a fixed position on the other end of the bracelet near the clasp. This safety chain can be shorter given the ability to clasp it into place. This allows the safety chain to be removed easily when putting on and taking off the bracelet.

- Kristal Wick, Designer, Author, Jewelry-Making Expert and Swarovski crystal Ambassador

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