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    Thanks everybody and thanks for the detail on what I need to buy George.

    I think this is where my problem lies then - the rings on the clasp are closed and the clasp looks very lovely and home made and I suspect if I attempted to cut them I would ruin it (its kind of the clasp that makes the bracelet).

    So I wouldnt be able to make a loop and thread through would I? Or am I reading this wrong (I will re read later as have a headache now which is causing more brain fog!).

    It was made with what looked like cotton string (probably not that but it appeared like that) and as you both say it wasnt strong enough and was fraying both at the ends and a few strands had split in the middle. However if I could fix it and re fix it for a while until I am more skilled to make it stronger my friend would be happy with that.

    What do you think?
    Michelle x

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    You don't need to cut the rings on the clasp. I'll post some piccies when my camera battery has charged! (Didn't realise they had both ran out, sorry)

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    Right here goes... I've used bright pink beading wire so you can see what I'm doing better.
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    The last two pics show one strand done with the thread guardian and one done with bare wire. Please excuse the shocking crimping...I need better crimping pliers!!
    Last edited by Gemma; 21-11-2009 at 01:37 PM. Reason: I didn't proof read

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    Thanks Gemma for that - I think I can see what you mean now.
    Michelle x

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    Michelle - you might want to practice on something you've already got first - there's nothing worse than trying to learn a new technique on someone else's stuff!

    This type of stringing really isn't hard, one you get a feel for the tension, you'll be flying.

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    Thanks George - I think I will practice first, last thing I want to do is destroy the bracelet!
    Last edited by shelliem; 21-11-2009 at 03:08 PM. Reason: Being unable to articulate myself properly!!
    Michelle x

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    what ever you don't use super glue as it may melt the string.

    i suggest you restring it with extremely strong fishing line so that way it would take at least 30 years to have the chance of breaking.

    if you are to scared to restring it i suggest you get some no more gaps and use the smallest amount and put it around the fray and wrap string around it and leave for 48 hours to assure it sticks.

    if you can not be bothered doing any of those above I suggest taking it to a trusted jewrellry shop.

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    Ah Cruzx. How lovely to see you here too. The translator's working a little bit better now then?

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    Not so much better that I'm lulled into a sense of security.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruzxsteel View Post
    .if you can not be bothered doing any of those above I suggest taking it to a trusted jewrellry shop.
    Good thinking Cruz, perhaps we should all do that.

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