Installing magnetic clasps requires a little skill and
some tests should be run before you install your first clasp on that new
bracelet you want to make.
TOOLS - Before you begin, you
need a sharp pair of scissors, a cigarette lighter, and a metal work
station to work on. For a work station, we recommend a Magnetic Dry
Erase Bulletin Board purchased from Staples. They measure 18 inches
by 2 inches and are a great work station for magnetic beads.
Step One is to put the first half of the clasp on some 80 lb monofilament
fishing line and burn the tip with a cigarette lighter to
form a ball that will pull back into the clasp and lock in place
Step Two is to string the beads you want on the bracelet then add
the second half of the clasp. Check to ensure they are a matched
pair of one Plus and one Minus halves. It is usually a good idea to
place a small round bead next to the clasp.
Step Three is to trim the monofilament fishing line so it protrudes
out of the clasp about 5/16 to 3/8 of an inch when the bracelet is laid
Step Four is to burn the tip of the monofilament fishing line and
it gets shorter like a burning fuse. You must stop the burn just
before the ball of the monofilament touches the clasp or it will wick to
the side of the clasp and not form a good ball shape.
Step Five The final step is to pull the ball into the clasp and
bend the bracelet to take up all the slack in the monofilament line.
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personal check, please make your check payable to:
2622 Kempton Drive
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Include the cost of the bracelet and the $6.00 shipping & Handling.
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and 4PM Pacific Standard Time weekdays and some weekends.
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taxes without the certificate. To fill out a certificate, click on
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and fill out the form and mail it to us. When you order, you can order via phone at (562)
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your home state may have some "use tax" requirements.
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