Thursday, June 9, 2011

How To Make A Bracelet Fastener Tool

Cool Tools
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Don`t you just hate trying to put on a bracelet in the morning? You probably haven't had coffee yet so the caffeine hasn't kicked in. The end of the bracelet keeps slipping away from you. Frustrating.

There are solutions - bracelet fastening tools. While there are some commercial ones you can buy, here is one great DIY version.

Judy Markwell over at the Beading Emporium came up with a simple tool you can make for yourself using an alligator clip, a chopstick and a bit of wire! Neat! Chopsticks come in pairs so there is another you can make for a gift.

You can also decorate the chopsticks like those on in my past post, Beaded Wire Wrapped Flatware Inspirations.

Other tool tips:
Original Post by THE BEADING GEM
Jewelry Making Tips - Jewelry Business Tips 


Willi said...

This is a great tip - I am going to make one and decrease my frustration!

Divya N said...

This is a great idea and will decrease a lot of frustration

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Neat! Hadn't thought of making one of those with a chopstick. Very clever!

Almost Precious said...

I really should make one for myself as I think my hubby gets annoyed every time I come to him and ask; "Honey, will you fasten this for me?" Sometimes he has trouble with his big fingers trying to grasp those tiny little springring clasps. :)

BetteJo said...

Where there is a will ...

Mixed Kreations said...

This is a great idea. I always have a problem with my bracelet slipping just as I almost have it hooks. I usually have to get my hubby's help, but when he's not there sometimes it's a struggle. I am going to have to make me one of these tools. Thanks for sharing.

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