Link Locks allow you to add charms and join jewelry components together without soldering. They eliminate the risk of heat damage and support 50,000 times their own weight.
2016 Gems and Findings & Display and Packaging Catalog p.335
Assembling Link Locks
Link Locks are easy to use and close securely to protect charms, pendants and other dangles. Here's how!
Hook the items being joined onto the Link Lock. Orient them so that the opening in the Link Lock is toward the back of the findings.
With a pair of pliers, gently squeeze the curved ends of the Link Lock to close the opening in the side of the Link Lock.
Again using the pliers, squeeze the lock mechanism to lock the Link Lock closed.
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