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    Hi All

    do any of you secure split rings with glue etc especially on bracelets.

    mine have been fine i have found some of the larger split rings tend to open and need overlapping but i wondered if there was any glue i could use to prevent them opening/

    thanks

    keeley
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  • #2
    The only thing to do is solder them and that would only be done on silver ones.
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    • #3
      Do you mean jump rings?

      Splitrings look like a tiny keyring ring.

      If you find they are opening, try using a higher gauge of wire (i.e. thicker), as some of them I have found are far too fine to be of any use to anyone.
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      • #4
        I have changed from jump rings to split rings
        I find split rings much better
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        • #5
          As Pebbles says, I think you might be confusing split rings with jump rings. Split rings are very secure.



          whereas jump rings are not always as good.



          You can buy soldered or closed jump rings which are great to use with catches. Hope this helps.
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          • #6
            A good quality and properly closed jump ring should never open during normal wear, but is a useful safety break point should the piece get caught (door handles seem to be a particular problem!). When you close a jump ring, you need to work the ends slightly past each other, which will both harden the wire, and create the tension needed for the ends to stay firmly pressed together. You should never be able to see any light through the join if you look closely at it.

            The one time I would avoid them is when using beading thread, which, unless used with gimp, could work through the join, should break of its own accord before a serious injury could happen.

            I have to admit that I don't think split rings look very nice by comparison, but that's just my view.
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            • #7
              thanks all for your advice, i think i meant jump rings not split.

              thanks again
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              • #8
                As miz george says jump rings are a very usefull safety link if your jewellery gets caught, it's easier to replace a jump ring than remake the whole bracelet or necklace or cause injury

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                • #9
                  Hi Keekie
                  People like Cooksons also sell solid pre-soldered jump rings.
                  If you're attaching the bracelet with tigertail & crimps then you can use the pre-soldered ones as end loops.

                  Or you could solder them up yourself (particularly if you end up getting a torch for your silver clay firing )

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                  • #10
                    On the same theam I once saw a piece of jewellry made with jump rings that had a curved collar that was pushed over the joint in the ring. I have never seen them for sale, but would think they were very secure but still allowed a weak point for safety.
                    Anyone come accross these?

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                    • #11
                      These ones?
                      (I think there's someone selling them on ebay here)

                      http://www.artbeads.com/sterling-sil...ring-lock.html
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                      • #12
                        I got some of those locking jumprings from Cooksons once but couldn't get on with them.
                        Best wishes
                        Carole

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                        • #13
                          I used the gold version of that particular locking design and found
                          it quite handy for quick repairs, unfortunately Cooksons don't stock it any more...Agreeing with Glitterbug it IS quite fiddly, I always had to put my magnifier on to make sure the lug lined up so it would work properly.
                          If possible, soldering has got to be a better option.....

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