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    Question Wire guardians/cable thimbles

    What do you guys think of wire guardians/cable thimbles then??

    I've attached the links as examples for those of you that might not have either seen or heard of them before.

    http://www.beadsisters.co.uk/beads/l...bf-gt-wgdn.jpg

    http://www.palmermetals.co.uk/Sterli...021-11378.aspx

    I find, personally, that they help with the wire abrasion, but when I put them on some of my necklaces, they catch the clasp

    What do you guys use?

    off to bed........

    Jules x

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    Oh, those! Hate em and gave up ages ago!
    Di x

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    I like the fact that they cover the wire, and make it look a bit more substantial at the join, but wish they weren't 'open'. I tend to resort to good old bullion/gimp instead. But then, I don't do a lot of stringing, so don't have to deal with it on a daily basis!

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    I use them on heavier pieces - often items I am repairing or redoing for friends. Like George I don't like the fact that they are open.

    Jules - are you using them for the bit that the clasp hooks on to? I usually put a jump ring through the guardian so that can be used as the link for the clasp. You can use a soldered jump ring and put it in the guardian loop before you put the cable through the guardian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ominicci View Post
    I use them on heavier pieces - often items I am repairing or redoing for friends. Like George I don't like the fact that they are open.

    Jules - are you using them for the bit that the clasp hooks on to? I usually put a jump ring through the guardian so that can be used as the link for the clasp. You can use a soldered jump ring and put it in the guardian loop before you put the cable through the guardian.
    Ooh - I am stupid. 'nuff said.
    Di x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ominicci View Post
    I use them on heavier pieces - often items I am repairing or redoing for friends. Like George I don't like the fact that they are open.

    Jules - are you using them for the bit that the clasp hooks on to? I usually put a jump ring through the guardian so that can be used as the link for the clasp. You can use a soldered jump ring and put it in the guardian loop before you put the cable through the guardian.
    Yes, I use a soldered jump ring or split ring through the guardian.

    jules x

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    Hmmm wonder why they catch the clasp then?

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