Introduction

This guide will aid you in replacing the clasp to fix a broken bracelet. It will walk you through how to open and close a jump ring and then how to reattach the bracelet clasp. By doing so, you will be able to reattach a bracelet clasp on most types of bracelets for little to no cost.

Parts

The clasp and metal ring (jump ring) need to be replaced.
  • The clasp and metal ring (jump ring) need to be replaced.

  • Replace the jump ring first and then the clasp.

  • The correct size of a jump ring corresponds to the others on the bracelet.

  • Be sure the correct clasp for the bracelet is present.

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Use the needle-nose pliers to grasp the jump ring on its side, away from the break in the ring. Use the needle-nose pliers to grasp the jump ring on its side, away from the break in the ring.
  • Use the needle-nose pliers to grasp the jump ring on its side, away from the break in the ring.

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Open the jump ring with the needle-nose pliers by holding one side of the ring with the pliers and the other side with your fingers. Another set of needle-nose pliers can be used if the jump ring is too small to grasp.
  • Open the jump ring with the needle-nose pliers by holding one side of the ring with the pliers and the other side with your fingers.

  • Another set of needle-nose pliers can be used if the jump ring is too small to grasp.

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Attach the new, opened jump ring with the needle-nose pliers. Here, there are two corresponding rings that the jump ring must be inserted through.
  • Attach the new, opened jump ring with the needle-nose pliers.

  • Here, there are two corresponding rings that the jump ring must be inserted through.

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Hold the clasp in one hand and the pliers in the other.
  • Hold the clasp in one hand and the pliers in the other.

  • Attach the new clasp to the opened jump ring being held by the needle-nose pliers by sliding the jump ring through all corresponding rings, including the clasp.

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Use the needle-nose pliers to close the jump ring by squeezing the two arms of the ring together. Be sure to close the jump ring vertically between the two arms of the pliers. The jump ring should be parallel to the arms of the pliers.
  • Use the needle-nose pliers to close the jump ring by squeezing the two arms of the ring together.

  • Be sure to close the jump ring vertically between the two arms of the pliers. The jump ring should be parallel to the arms of the pliers.

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Use the needle-nose pliers to tighten the jump ring, with the jump ring perpendicular to the two arms of the pliers.
  • Use the needle-nose pliers to tighten the jump ring, with the jump ring perpendicular to the two arms of the pliers.

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Test that the clasp and jump ring are properly attached by holding the bracelet from the clasp and suspending the rest of the bracelet. If the bracelet successfully holds while suspended, the bracelet clasp and jump ring fix is successful.
  • Test that the clasp and jump ring are properly attached by holding the bracelet from the clasp and suspending the rest of the bracelet.

  • If the bracelet successfully holds while suspended, the bracelet clasp and jump ring fix is successful.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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