Various Rico Designs Connection Styles
Your Rico Designs jewels can come in 5 different connecting styles.
Toggle Clasp: I usually use toggle clasps on loose fitting bracelets. A toggle clasps has two sections: the “T” part and the “O” part. The “T” is inserted into the “O” when connecting the two ends of a piece of jewellery together.
S Hook Clasp: I usually use this type of connection in smaller more fine, snug fitting bracelets. The clasp features a striking S-shaped piece of silver, which is attached to one end of the bracelet. The opposite end of the bracelet contains a silver ring. The S-shaped piece simply hooks into the ring at other end of the bracelet.
IMPORTANT: S hooks come locked, Clasps must be opened slightly (about 1 mm) in order to slip over the loop. It is important to lock the S hook again so as the bracelet does not fall off. When opening the hook, pull the hook directly out (away from the hook) not to the side (do not twist).
Elastic: Elastic stretch bracelets are great because they are easy to slide on and off over your wrist, they are more durable in water and easy to size. Stretch bracelets are usually loose fit designs. I use strong doubled up elastic to give your bracelet extra strength. Rico Designs stretch bracelets generally come in 2 sizes small and large. Small will fit all sizes between petite and medium (up to approx. 20 cm) large will fit size about 20 cm plus.
Macramé Slider: A knotted adjustable connection. Simple extend by pulling, slip over the hand then tighten to desired fit.
Lobster Clasp: A newer Rico Designs clasp, very secure, a little more fiddley to put on and usually teamed with petite style bracelets.