To shorten an item, the jeweler simply measures how many inches need to be removed from one area of the item. Next, they take out that portion and then reattach the clasp end to the rest of the necklace or bracelet that’s been shortened.
How do you make a bike chain bracelet?
- Measure your Bicycle Chain and jewellery findings to ensure they will fit the intended wearer of your bracelet.
- Detach excess chain using your pliers.
- Decorate or embellish your bike chain using spray paint, ribbon, leather or even gold leaf.
- Use your jewellery pliers to attach jump rings and a clasp.
How do you take a chain off a bracelet?
To do this, find the seam on a link, then grasp the link on one side of that seam with a pair of long nose pliers in your non-dominant hand. Grasp the link on the other side of the seam with a pair of long nose pliers, ideally the bent kind, in your dominant hand. Gently twist open the link.
Step 3. Count an even number of links from each side of the bracelet to ensure that any features stay centered between the ring and clasp once you put it back together. Cut these links off with the wire snips. Use the tip of the snips to ensure that you don’t accidentally cut into another link.
Can you resize a bracelet?
So can bracelets be resized? The simple answer is yes, the majority of bracelets can be resized at home and professionally. Slip-knot, clasped chain, beaded elastic, and cuff bracelets can usually be resized simply at home with relative ease. Other bracelets may require professional or artistic help.
What kind of lube should I use on my bike chain?
Use a light, waterproof lube such as Boeshield T-9 Waterproof Lubricant. For wet-weather conditions, try Pedro’s Chainj. Never Use: Motor oil—it contains acids and particles of metal that can compromise a chain’s strength and cause it to wear more quickly.
How do you take off a bike chain without the tool?
If your chain has a master link, remove the link by twisting it off with a pair of needle nose pliers. Press the nubs through to the other side to fully remove the link. You may need to use a hammer or wrench to tap the link so that it pops out allowing the chain to separate.