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Introducción

Barrel clasps are on many pieces of jewelry, but there are only guides available on how to replace the clasp—not how to repair it. Taking a broken necklace to a jeweler or completely replacing the clasp can be expensive and time-consuming. To reduce waste and save broken jewelry, we will demonstrate how to fix a broken barrel clasp necklace while properly operating a soldering gun safely.

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    • Locate the broken part of the ring that attaches through the back of the barrel clasp.

    • Bend the portion of the ring with needle nose pliers until the newly compact ring can be pushed through the barrel clasp and fit snug.

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    • Plug in the electric soldering iron and set the solder temperature to the degrees that suits the melting point of both the soldering wire and the barrel clasp.

    • The soldering iron tip can get extremely hot and will cause severe burns if comes into direct contact with skin. Ensure you keep a safe distance, and wear safety equipment.

    • This method is not recommended for precious metals.

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    • Molten metal is extremely hot and will cause severe burns. Handle the soldering gun with care and keep your distance from the melting metal.

    • Solder the base of the barrel clasp where the metal ring fits in, intersecting the tips of the soldering gun and soldering wire.

    • Ensure the barrel clasp and ring connection is covered, allowing anywhere from 10 to 30 seconds for the bond to harden and cool.

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    • Attach the barrel clasp necklace back together and hold each end of the necklace taught to test the solder strength.

    • Do not pull too hard—the amount of strain may cause the solder to break.

Conclusión

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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