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How to Install a Figure 8 Catch


A figure 8 safety clasp is added to the box clasp of a link or bangle bracelet as a backup in case the closure fails. A figure 8 catch is a necessary addition to any high-value bracelet for added security. Ganoksin instructor Mechelle Lois walks you through the installation in this video.


Mechelle Lois is a professional bench jeweler who was classically trained in jewelry making and repair at the highly regarded North Bennet Street School in Boston MA. Now based in her hometown of Pittsburgh PA, she enjoys stone setting, repair work, and creating custom designs. When not making jewelry, Mechelle enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

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