Introduction

Barrel clasps are on many pieces of jewelry, but there are only guides available on how to replace the clasp—not how to repair it. Taking a broken necklace to a jeweler or completely replacing the clasp can be expensive and time-consuming. To reduce waste and save broken jewelry, we will demonstrate how to fix a broken barrel clasp necklace while properly operating a soldering gun safely.

Locate the broken part of the ring that attaches through the back of the barrel clasp.
  • Locate the broken part of the ring that attaches through the back of the barrel clasp.

  • Bend the portion of the ring with needle nose pliers until the newly compact ring can be pushed through the barrel clasp and fit snug.

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Plug in the electric soldering iron and set the solder temperature to the degrees that suits the melting point of both the soldering wire and the barrel clasp.
  • Plug in the electric soldering iron and set the solder temperature to the degrees that suits the melting point of both the soldering wire and the barrel clasp.

  • The soldering iron tip can get extremely hot and will cause severe burns if comes into direct contact with skin. Ensure you keep a safe distance, and wear safety equipment.

  • This method is not recommended for precious metals.

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  • Molten metal is extremely hot and will cause severe burns. Handle the soldering gun with care and keep your distance from the melting metal.

  • Solder the base of the barrel clasp where the metal ring fits in, intersecting the tips of the soldering gun and soldering wire.

  • Ensure the barrel clasp and ring connection is covered, allowing anywhere from 10 to 30 seconds for the bond to harden and cool.

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  • Attach the barrel clasp necklace back together and hold each end of the necklace taught to test the solder strength.

  • Do not pull too hard—the amount of strain may cause the solder to break.

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Conclusion

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

Garrett Key

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