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Fittings (Findings)

Technically, the correct word for fittings is 'findings'. Findings are a group of items that are used to join jewellery and includes jump rings, clasps, bails, backs for brooches and earring wires.

silver link lockLink Lock - Choose this when you have an existing bracelet you wish to add the charm to. These silver and gold Link Locks can be fitted by anyone with a pair of pliers at home without the need for a jeweller. These Link Locks are about 5.5mm long. Available in silver and gold.


open jump ringOpen Jump Rings - Choose this when you have an existing bracelet you wish to add the charm to. It is strongly recommended to have a jeweller solder them closed to prevent losing your charms. The jump ring on your charm will be supplied unsoldered. Jump rings are about 6mm in diameter.

closed jump ringClosed Jump Rings - This allows you to wear a charm as a pendant on your necklace. The jump ring on your charm will be supplied soldered closed. Jump rings are about 6mm in diameter. If we are supplying you with a finished charm bracelet (i.e. a bracelet and attached charms) then choose this option for each charm.

Plain Slider (B51)Plain Slider (B51) - This allows you to wear a charm on a 4mm snake chain necklace or bracelet.

Size: ~ 6mm outside diameter x 7mm long.

Fancy Slider (B32)Fancy Slider (B32) - This allows you to wear a charm on a 4mm snake chain necklace or bracelet.

Size: ~ 7mm outside diameter x 6mm long

Large Fancy Slider (B30)Large Fancy Slider (B30) - This allows you to wear a charm on a 4mm snake chain necklace or bracelet.

Size: ~ 8mm outside diameter x 9mm long

miniature lobster claspParrot Clasp - An alternative that allows you to move your charms around on your bracelet or move them to other bracelets. The clasp is a miniature parrot clasp, similar to that found on a necklace. These are available in both gold and silver to match your charms.


small gold shepherd hooksSmall Shepherd's Hook - Turn any of our charms into earrings! (order 2 charms for a pair) These hooks are made from  0.7mm diameter wires and are 13mm long. We suggest using charms of around 2 grams or less. (A 5c coin weighs 2.8g) These are available in both gold and silver to match your charms.


large gold shepherd hooksLarge Shepherd's Hook - Turn any of our charms into earrings! (order 2 charms for a pair)  These hooks are made from 0.9mm diameter wires and are 22mm long. We suggest using charms of around 2 grams or less. (A 5c coin weighs 2.8g) These are available in both gold and silver to match your charms. 


Fitting your own charms - If you wish to attach your own charms to your bracelet, then order them with open jump rings. They should be soldered closed by a jeweller to prevent the jump ring from opening.

We strongly suggest if you wish to fit your own charms, that you use our gold or sterling silver Link Locks.


jumpringTo avoid distorting the jump ring, open the gap sideways so the ring looks like the section of a spring.

DO NOT open the ring into a 'C' shape, it is very difficult to get it to go back to a round shape.




Fitting link locks

link lock instructionsLink Locks allow you to join your charms to a bracelet without the need for a jeweller to solder jump rings closed. This can be a real saving in terms of both time and money.

Firstly, fit the link lock to your charm and then hook the link lock onto your bracelet. Use pliers without serrations to squeeze the link lock closed and press in on the locking tab. Attaching charms just got easy.

All that is required is a pair of small pliers to squeeze the Link Lock ring closed and then squeeze the locking tab into place. Finished!

As these links are only 5.5mm long you will need good eye sight or a magnifying glass when attaching them to your charms and bracelet. (+3 reading glasses from a chemist are also good for close up work)

Link Locks are available from Chain Me Up™ in both 9ct gold and sterling silver as an option on all of our charms. They are also separately available in packets of 5.

You can buy gold link locks for $9.00 each and silver link locks for $4.50 each when purchased with a charm. The packets of 5 are discounted to only $8.00 and $4.00 each piece respectively.

If you are having a number of charms fitted to a bracelet at one time, it may be cheaper to buy charms with open jump rings and have a jeweller solder them closed.