How to choose the right bracelet clasps for your Swarovski beads braceletby Gerald Redman Author
Swarovski beads bracelets are nice jewelry pieces, but it is common for people to lose such bracelets because the bracelet clasps get loose. Losing such a valuable piece of jewelry, especially when you have received it from a loved one as a present is a sad occurrence. For this reason, it is important to have the right clasp on the bracelet to prevent such a thing from happening.
Things to consider when choosing a bracelet clasp
There are different types of bracelet clasps available. There are toggle bar clasps, magnetic clasps, pearl clasps, box clasps and spring ring clasps among others. The choice you make depends on how often you intend to wear the jewelry piece, the weight of the beads you use to make it, and how active you think you will be when wearing the bracelet.
Take into consideration the jewelry design when choosing clasps
The overall design of the bracelet has to be put into consideration because the combination of the beads and the clasp has to come together to make a pleasant and functional design. For example, you cannot use magnetic clasps to make metallic jewelry even if it looks nice because the magnet will attract the metallic beads making the jewelry difficult to wear. In addition, the bracelet has to be easy to open and close, but still secure enough to keep closed when you are wearing the jewelry.
The different types of clasps you can use for your jewelry
As stated above, there are a number of clasps that you can use to make your Swarovski beads jewelry. Here are a few suggestions;
Lobster claw clasps
These are good because they can be used on pieces with delicate designs. They are often used when making anklets and bracelets and are easy to open and close while being quite secure. They are a good choice for an understated Swarovski beaded bracelet or necklace.
This type of bracelet clasps consists of two parts whereby one slides into the other on a horizontal axis. To open it, one has to press down on a lever to release the clasp. They can be small or large depending on the jewelry designer, and they also come in a number of designs and give a good finish hence they are a popular choice.
Good choice of clasps for heavy or expensive jewelry
Tube bar clasps
This kind of clasp has a slide and lock mechanism whereby the clasps slides off on a vertical axis. They are more secure than box clasps although it makes them hard to put on and take off in certain instances. They are a safe choice for expensive bracelets as they guarantee that the bracelet stays secure on your arm.
Hook and eye clasps
As the name suggests, these have two pieces with one having a hook and the being the eye that the hook passes through. These have to be used on jewelry with heavy Swarovski beads because the weight of the beads ensures that the lock stays in place. For this reason, they are not used on dainty jewelry pieces.
Ball and socket clasps
These items work with a snap mechanism same as the snaps that are used on clothing. They are a good choice because they are easy to open and close when putting on the jewelry and they are quite secure. They are good bracelet clasps to use on Swarovski beads bracelets, for example.
This is some information on clasps that you can use when it comes to making jewelry so that your pieces remain secure.
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