Step by step - how to resize bracelets

Sunday, 31 January 2021  |  Admin

You may want to know how to make a bracelet smaller. In this post, we will take you by the hand in a step by step tutorial and teach you how to resize bracelets. Truth being told, it is focusing on resize magnetic bracelets which are being sold here in this website, but it will be applicable to any similar bracelet with links. Note that the type of bracelets we are talking here is the one that have push pins connecting the links, not spring pins.

Well, bracelet resizing is not a black magic: How to make a bracelet smaller is what this tutorial is all about. In order to learn how to shorten bracelet you will need a certain tool; The Links Removal Tool.

First, few elementary key words:

What holds the links of the bracelet together are LINKS-PINS.

The tool has a PUSH-PIN. This push-pin is the bit that will push the LINKS-PINS out.

Now, let's go through the steps:


Two extra push pins are stored in the base of the resizing tool


Above you can see a typical tool. In the base of some tools you may find two extra push-pins. Before you start, it is worth while to check the base, to be sure. After all, if you bend the Push-pin, you will need to replace it.

You may also find that the push-pin installed is too short, and you will have to replace with one of the extra push-pins which are stored at the base of the device. To change the push-pin, you can use plyers to pull the push-pin out. In some tools you will have to push it into position, and in others it is screwed into position.
A bent push-pin can be replaced


See the correct size to use the push-pin.


As you can see in the image above, you need to ensure that you identify the correct side of the bracelet to place near the push-pin. You can see the LINKS-PIN on the left hand side: You will notice that it is a split head pin, so you will need to ensure that the split head side is being pushed out by the other side.


The magnetic bracelet in the tool.


Once identify the correct side to push the LINKS-PIN out, place the bracelet in the device and position the hole so the Push-pin of the device is exactly opposite the hole.

Now gently move the plastic dial as in the picture above, and by doing this, you will be push the push the push-pin into the hole where the Links-pin is, pushing it out of the other side out of the bracelet.

While doing so, ensure you hold both the tool and the bracelets so they do not move. If they stop being opposite each other even by a tiny bit, the push-pin will not push properly and may bent and even break.


The two sides of the bracelet.


Once the tip of the links-pin is out, use your fingers or better, use thin pliers to pull it out.


Closing the bracelet.


Repeat this process to remove the required amount of links out - and re-join the two sides of the bracelet, and re-insert a links-pin.


Replacing the links-pin.


Now gently push the links-pin back in until flash with the bracelet.