What is a foldover clasp?

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What is a foldover clasp?

Fold over clasps and box clasps are very popular and are easy to use. Many vintage jewelry designs have fold over and box clasps. Fold over clasps are typically brass and are attached to a necklace or bracelet by crimping the end to a jump ring.

What is a box clasp on a bracelet?

A box clasp is a precisely engineered option that is ideal for bracelets. It features a wedge-shaped piece of metal that compresses when you slide it into the other portion, or “box,” of the clasp. It clicks securely in place.

What do you do when your bracelet is too small?

Make a bracelet extender. This is the cheapest and fastest option. Find an old necklace or bracelet with the same color metal and approximate size chain. If you are unable to find one that is readily available, purchase an extender of similar color and chain size from a jewelry store.

Can a jeweler make a bracelet longer?

Depending on the item, the jeweler can accommodate requests to make the chain adjustable in length if you enjoy shortening or lengthening the item on a daily basis.

Are box clasps secure?

Box clasps are very secure clasps commonly found on tennis bracelets and high-end necklaces. These clasps are incredibly elaborate; first, a flat “tongue” slots into an empty box to close the clasp.

What are the different types of clasps bracelets?

8 Types of Jewelry Clasps and How to Use ‘Em

  • Spring Ring Clasp.
  • Lobster Clasp.
  • Barrel Clasp.
  • Toggle Clasp.
  • Magnetic Clasp.
  • S Hook Clasp.
  • Fishhook Clasp.
  • Slide Lock Clasp.

How can you make a bracelet bigger?

How do you enlarge a bracelet?

You resize a cuff bracelet by gently but firmly pulling open the ends outwards to make it bigger or bending them inwards to make it smaller. This manipulation has to be done without flexing the middle portion to avoid distorting its shape, weakening it, or worse, breaking the bracelet.

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