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« on: June 13, 2006 07:53:12 AM »

I have made some shrinky dink pandents & what ti hang them from leather.
Problem is I can't figure out how to attach a clasp.

When I try to knot it it comes undone.

Can anyone help me attach my clasps??? Cry
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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2006 09:11:14 AM »

I have seen crimp clasps in catalogs ( like firemountains) that are large enough for leather cord to fit and crimp securely.

So a crimp clasp?

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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2006 09:35:01 AM »

Thanks for your reply. I have actually tried that too, but when I tug on it to check the strength, it  pulls out.
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2006 09:38:53 AM »

i find that to use crimp clasps securly you have to crimp them once and then kind of fold them over themselves and crimp a second time, this seems pretty secure with all the jewelry that i have made and given or sold as gifts.

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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2006 09:11:53 AM »

i find that to use crimp clasps securly you have to crimp them once and then kind of fold them over themselves and crimp a second time, this seems pretty secure with all the jewelry that i have made and given or sold as gifts.

Carrie

When I do this my crimp clasp breaks.

Damn, what the hell am I doing wrong  Huh
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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2006 09:25:21 AM »

you could do a sliding knot.  this makes it adjustable, and no worries about a clasp.

you could make your own by wrapping wire around the end...look at http://www.enioken.com for a free tutorial on how to do it.

you can buy the clasps in the right size for the leather, and then add a drop of hypo cement before you clamp it .

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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2006 09:38:35 AM »

Cool tutorial, I am an awful wire wrapper but I may try this, look secure.

The sliding knot...well just ain't gonna happen  Shocked

Hypo cement looks like it'll work. Does it hold if things get tugged on?

Thanks funkyjunk!
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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2006 01:48:57 PM »

http://www.firemountaingems.com/search.asp?skw=hook%20%20and%20eye%20crimp

or, if your leather's flat..

http://www.firemountaingems.com/search.asp?skw=ribbon%20ends

I've used both, and love em.

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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2006 05:50:09 PM »

Cool tutorial, I am an awful wire wrapper but I may try this, look secure.

The sliding knot...well just ain't gonna happen  Shocked

Hypo cement looks like it'll work. Does it hold if things get tugged on?

Thanks funkyjunk!

If the clasp is crimped properly, you don't need the glue.  I have never ever used it, but I know people who have.
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« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2006 06:19:07 PM »

I just had a thought... do you use the special pliers for crimps or just regular needle nose?  You may be crimping things to much and breaking the crimp.  Then *any* little tug will make it fail.... I had fits for a while with tigertail and crimping my crimps to hard and breaking them.... then I broke down and invested in the pliers..

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