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How is a screw type barrel clasp attached to beading wire?

Secure Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire to the loops on a barrel clasp using crimp beads and a crimping tool. Similar metal Accu-Guard™...

Hi, I received a bunch of Bali toggles and I was looking at the ones you all have...I am beginning to wonder if the ones I got are real Bali. Do you know how I can tell?

To verify if your toggle clasps are truly Bali, you should take them to a trusted jeweler for inspection. The traditional definition of Bali beads,...

How do I go from 2 strands of beads at the back of a necklace to 1 strand in the front?

In addition to a two-strand clasp to bring the double strands from the back to front, you will need a set of components, such as a two-to-one link or...

I have a beautiful old clasp that was used for multi (3) strands. How can I adapt this to a 2 strand necklace?

First and foremost, check that the locking mechanism is intact before you plan your design and make any changes to the clasp. With age and use, old...

When twisting strands together, I always have trouble keeping them tightly twisted when I am adding the clasp. Any suggestions?

Here is advice from Marlynn McNutt, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®''When making a twisted multi-strand design that is attached to a...

Lobster Claw clasps: if a large one is needed, do I order a higher mm or lower one? What is your largest size lobster claw clasp?

The higher the number of millimeters, the larger the clasp. The largest one currently available as of April 2008 is . Most designers choose lobster...

Is it possible to attach a heavy-duty magnetic tube clasp to a chain necklace? Could I use a headpin with a bead for the inside then make a loop with the remaining headpin to attach the chain on the outside?

Yes, this will work as long as the bead you use in place of the knot does not slip through the hole in the tube. The largest size magnetic tube clasp...

How do you attach a fold clasp to beading wire?

Traditional fold-over clasps can be attached by using two jumprings. One jumpring is connected on one side of the beaded strand and the loop of the...

I bought this beautiful sterling silver interlocking hearts chain and plan to use it for a charm bracelet. I'm not sure how to attach a clasp to it, or what kind of clasp would be best. Can you advise?

The best type of clasp to use is based mostly on one you like and one that fits the overall style of your chain or finished design. The other...

I'm planning on purchasing some of the 8mm Amber Clasps. I think they're neat, but I don't know how to use them.

If you are using wire, run a headpin through the clasp from the open end on the screw, up through the bead portion. This is hollow all the way...

What type of clasp, preferably precious metal, do you recommend for 15-16mm pearls? I'd like to evoke a South Seas flavor.

The type of clasp you choose for a project depends on many factors, including the number of strands of the bracelet or necklace. Since you're working...

What factors should I consider when choosing a clasp for my jewelry design?

When you are choosing a clasp for your design, consider the following:Clasp Size:Is the clasp the appropriate size for the beads used? For example,...

Where can I find the charm from which to hang badges or glasses?

You can find many options for hanging your badge or glasses in our section devoted to . Another possibility you can consider for holding your glasses...

What type of clasp should be used with natural silk cord?

Any type of clasp that can accommodate the diameter of your silk cording is a good match. From there, it is best to choose a clasp that suits the...

When using a magnetic clasp, I always have trouble keeping the clasp from attaching itself magnetically to my crimping pliers. This makes crimping difficult. Do you have any suggestions for keeping the magnet away from the pliers?

A few options to consider once your design is secure and you are ready to crimp:Hold the clasp with one hand then use your crimping pliers to hold...

How do you attach magnet clasps for bracelets to Accu-Flex® beading wire? And how do you determine what weight of Accu-Flex® beading wire to use.

Nearly any type of clasp, including magnetic clasps, can be attached to your jewelry with the use of a jumpring and crimp beads. Thread the crimp...

What is the most secure way to attach a charm or bead to chain?

There are several methods of attaching findings to chain. All are equally secure and offer a variety of design possibilities. Lobster claw clasps are...

When adding a toggle, do you need to add extra jumprings and if so should they be equal on both sides?

Adding jumprings to the toggle bar half of the clasp will help the bar pass through the toggle ring when putting your design on. Due to the design of...

What can I do when I have already used a magnetic clasp on my necklace but then the magnetic clasp does not hold anymore and the necklace opens? I hate to have to restring...

We recommend removing the magnetic clasp ends from the jumpring or split ring used to connect the clasp to your design and then attaching a new...

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?

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...

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