How to Attach a Metal Coil to a Cord?

by Brandy

I just bought one of those cheap cord and clasp necklace kits from Michael's. I have never made any jewelry before and am just trying a very simple project.

The kit comes with a lobster clasp and two small metal coils.
I know the lobster clasp attaches to the end of one of the coils, but I don't know the best way to attach the cord to the coil.

Is it just glued in or is it looped and crimped into one of the ends of the coil? I'm sure this is a stupid question, but I'm not sure how to do it.

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Attaching Metal Coil
by: Anonymous

If you're using tigertail or nylon coated beading wire, you should probably just crimp it on. That's what I do. If you're using memory wire, make a loop at the end.

Hope this helped!

Crimping ends on leather cords
by: John The Jeweler

The answer on how to attach a coil end to a leather or rubber cord. One end of the coil is bent out to form the loop for the clasp to attach. On the other end of the coil, the last loop is bent down onto the cord. You might put a little E6000 glue on the cord before slipping the end on.

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