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Finally a jazzy alternative to cone ends, toggles, and lobster claw clasps.
Beautiful cut-out style and gentle curves combine with 10 crystals to give you 360 degrees of of sparkling elegance. You simply choose the crystal colors (available separately, look under Swarovski in the main menu) and glue them in. As an added bonus the clasp comes with 8 tiny clear Swarovski crystal accents already glued in for an extra touch of shimmer.
Click here to view the PDF of the Mardi Gras Clasp.
4 - 6x4mm oval Style #4100
2 - 8x4mm Navette Style #4228
2 - 10x5mm Navette Style #4228
2 - 10x6mm Teardrop Style #4300
Jewelers Tweezers and 2 Part Epoxy, 5 minute, clear drying.
Mix glue per instructions. Before you glue, for safety, remove the clasp connector. Apply the glue to the recessed area where the crystal will sit in the clasp, not on the crystal. Set in the crystal and adjust to make sure the crystal is level.
Use museum putty to hold the clasp in place. And, instead of tweezers, try using a toothpick with a tiny bit of museum putty or beeswax rolled on one tip. It will stick to the crystal so you can position it, releases easily and leaves no residue.
If you get glue on the crystal or clasp dampen a Q-tip in isopropyl alcohol, wring out the excess, and use it to clean off glue before it has set-up. If the glue has set-up it will not work.