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#1 Posted 21 December 2010 - 10:22 PM

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I tend to use them particularly on bracelets because I find them easier to fasten. Does anyone else use them and what do you find are the advantages and disadvantages with them? Thanks Cat
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#2 Posted 22 December 2010 - 11:14 AM

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I don't use them though frequently consider the idea :lol: The main advantage is as you say, ease of fastening. The disadvantage, and the reason why I don't use them, is that I'm not sure I trust them and would be worried about them unfastening and losing the jewellery - perhaps you can reassure me? :-) x
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#3 Posted 22 December 2010 - 01:36 PM

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I tend use them on necklaces more. i have used them on braclets before but i find the come open quite easy.As i recently last a watch i made myself using a magnatic clasp.xx cara.xx

#4 Posted 22 December 2010 - 01:52 PM

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I love them, but have found you get what you pay for. I get mine from Burhouse beads and they are really reliable. Cheaper ones I tried got caught and came undone or the magnets came out of their holders! Great for ease of putting on especially for arthritic people. Disadvantage - you can end up with a little tail of paper clips or other such metal bits attaching themselves LOL!!!!
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#5 Posted 22 December 2010 - 09:28 PM

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I don't use them though frequently consider the idea :lol:
The main advantage is as you say, ease of fastening. The disadvantage, and the reason why I don't use them, is that I'm not sure I trust them and would be worried about them unfastening and losing the jewellery - perhaps you can reassure me? :-) x


Early days yet Helen but I'll let you know. I've made myselt a necklace and bracelet both with magnetic clasps so watch this space.
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#6 Posted 22 December 2010 - 09:31 PM

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Crazyminx - shame you lost a watch. I'll see how I get on with them Crafterga - I'be bought from a couple of places and the magnets from one were stronger than others.
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