Saturday, September 8, 2007

How to Repair Magnetic Jewelry Clasp (Magnetic Jewelry Clasp)

Magnetic Jewelry Clasp - How To Repair?

Languishing your favorite jewelry that has a broken magnetic clasp in your jewelry box will not make it better. Most types of magnetic clasps can be easily replace with a new one.

Here is the instruction how to repair your magnetic jewelry clasp

Step 1: Determine if it's the actual magnetic clasp is broken.
Usually, a magnetic clasp will fall off because the jump ring (a simple metal ring with a small cut on one side) has broken or stretched open. Replace a broken jump ring or crimp a loose ring closed.

Step 2: Identify the broken clasp type.
There are several types. The most common are spring-rings and lobster clasps. A simple round ring that opens by pulling back on a small, spring-loaded knob is a spring-ring. Lobster clasps are spring-loaded, but open by pushing down on the clasp. Their shape resembles a lobster claw. If the clasp is connected to the necklace by a jump ring, it is easy to replace. If the clasp is soldered on, you will need professional help.

Step 3: Purchase a replacement magnetic jewelry clasp
Clasps are available online and at your local craft supply store. Make sure the style and color will match your jewelry. If you choose, you can upgrade the style of clasp that will be easier to use.

Step 4: Disconnect the old magnetic jewelry clasp from the jewelry.
Use a pair of pliers to hold one side of the jump ring connecting the old clasp. Then use a pair of needle nose pliers to open the jump ring. Open the jump ring by twisting it, not spreading it. Spreading will weaken the ring.

Step 5: Attach the new clasp.
Hook the new clasp through the jump ring and twist the jump ring closed. Make sure the jump ring is closed tightly, or the clasp may slip off through the gap. Repeat for the other end of the jewelry.

Magnetic Jewelry Clasp

1 comment:

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