Bracelet wearers, how do you?
November 15, 2020 5:52 PM   Subscribe

I want to wear this bracelet everyday, but I can’t do up the clasp by myself. I tried a magnetic clasp like I use for necklaces. Sadly, it wasn’t strong enough for a bracelet and I eventually lost the bracelet. Before I buy a replacement, any ideas on how I can get it on and off everyday? I think it will break if I sleep with it on.
posted by erloteiel to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (10 answers total)
Magnetic clasp again, but add a safety chain?
posted by jeweled accumulation at 6:06 PM on November 15, 2020 [1 favorite]

You can buy various types of helpers, either freestanding or held in the bracelet hand, that clip one end of the bracelet in place, leaving your other hand free to fasten the clasp to it.

I don't have room for those anymore, so instead I generally hold the bracelet between my wrist and the edge of a table, and use my other hand to fasten the clasp to it. It can take some practice with floppier bracelets, but you eventually figure out the right position to make it work.
posted by rhiannonstone at 6:06 PM on November 15, 2020 [10 favorites]

A toggle clasp?
posted by another zebra at 6:08 PM on November 15, 2020 [2 favorites]

I do exactly as rhiannonstone says.
posted by kimberussell at 6:15 PM on November 15, 2020

You can make a bracelet helper out of a paperclip! (There are two other "hacks" there too).
posted by muddgirl at 7:47 PM on November 15, 2020

Try scotch taping the plain end to your wrist. Then you can work the clasp with your other hand.
posted by interplanetjanet at 7:57 PM on November 15, 2020 [3 favorites]

I just let the ring end droop over my wrist and hook it with the clasp. Or use my teeth to hold the ring and a mirror to aim the clasp.
posted by I claim sanctuary at 1:56 AM on November 16, 2020 [1 favorite]

Another thing you can do is clip another bracelet onto the bracelet so that the weight of the second bracelet holds them both still. Then you close up the bracelet you want to wear and unclip the helper bracelet.
posted by mskyle at 2:45 AM on November 16, 2020 [1 favorite]

Before you jump to replacing it, have you gone to a jeweler and asked their recommendation on changing it to something else?
posted by NotMyselfRightNow at 4:40 AM on November 16, 2020

I use the scotch tape trick.
posted by kathrynm at 4:13 PM on November 16, 2020

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