Jewellery School. Finishing with End Caps

Jewellery School. Finishing with End Caps

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Fold-over cord ends and end caps are used when finishing your bracelets and necklaces with a clasp. All of them have a hole for attaching a clasp. The difference is: Fold-over cord ends are used for squeezing around soft cords. End caps are used for all types of metal chains which are glued in place with strong glue.

How to do it
Guide step 1
1.
Fold-over cord end: Place the cord (3mm) inside the fold over cord end. Squeeze the two sides around the cord; one side at the time.
Guide step 2
2.
Squeeze using flat nose pliers.
Guide step 3
3.
Attach a clasp to the hole on the fold-over cord end with a round jump ring.
Guide step 4
4.
Another variant: May be used for several thin cords (2mm).
Guide step 5
5.
End Cap (2mm): Apply a small blob of Super Attak Instant Glue to the inside of the end cap. Insert the cord (2mm) into the end cap with the glue. Keep it in place until the glue has dried.
Guide step 6
6.
End cap (6mm): Gather several cords with masking tape. Glue the cords together.
Guide step 7
7.
Squeeze the cord ends with flat nose pliers so that they fit inside the end cap before the glue on the cord ends has dried.
Guide step 8
8.
Apply a small amount of glue to the end cap. Insert the bunch of cord ends into the end cap and glue. Keep the cord ends in place until the glue has dried.

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