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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™...

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...

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...

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...

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. Most designers choose lobster claw clasps that are similar in scale to the beads they are...

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,...

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...

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,...

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 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...

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...

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...

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 jump ring and crimp beads. Thread the crimp...

Which of your magnet clasps would be the strongest? I need some for bracelets which need an extra secure clasp.

Mag-Lok® magnetic clasps are certainly the strongest hold. They feature two powerful magnets for a secure closure that conveniently self-aligns.-...

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 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...

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...

Hello, I am trying to put together pieces using sterling links and single to double sterling chain but the links flip over and the lengths of chain twist around each other...any suggestions how to solve these problems? The chain is doubled off side....

Using slide lock clasps will help keep your strands separated so they won't twist and tangle. A slide lock clasp consists of two bars; each bar has...

I am trying to understand the difference of quality and longevity when using gold plated or gold filled clasps; also silver, or nickel. I think there must be many versions of gold plated as some tend to wear off immediately and others last. I am not...

All products labeled as gold-, silver- or rhodium-plated must contain that particular precious metal in order to be called "plated." "Plated" items...

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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