how to put a bracelet on yourself
Sometimes it’s the small, everyday passages that bring us face to face with our mortality.
Not to be overdramatic, but nothing says “we all die alone” like struggling with a clasp on a bracelet. Seconds turn into minutes; Minutes turn into an existential Pabon on the bathroom floor. It’s a rapid downward spiral. we are there
Well, pulling yourself together – or rather, pulling the ends of your bracelet together – with this simple trick is so easy, it’s shocking that it didn’t become known sooner.
Method 1 of 3: Using a tape
- Place the bracelet on your wrist. It usually helps to rest your hand, palm down, on a table or counter to steady it so you don’t have to worry about the bracelet falling off. When you place the bracelet on your wrist, leave the end without the clasp up and pull the other end under it to wrap it around your wrist.
When placing the bracelet on your hand, avoid placing it so that the end is right in the middle of your wrist, as it is more likely to fall off in that position. Place it so that the end of the bracelet is close to the end of the wrist, closest to the other hand.
- Place a piece of tape over the bracelet. Be sure to use a piece of tape large enough to securely secure the jewelry to your wrist. It is best to place the tape just behind the end of the bracelet so that the part is extra secure.
You can use any type of tape you have at home, but try to find an option that won’t leave any residue on your bracelet and won’t tear your skin when you peel it off. Basic invisible tape, such as Scotch Tape, actually works best for this purpose.
- Secure the buckle with your free hand. With the tape holding the bracelet in place against your wrist, you can easily wrap the bracelet around your wrist and close the clasp with your opposite hand. Once the bracelet is secured, simply pull off the tape and throw it away.
If you have trouble closing the clasp, be sure to keep the hand you place the jewelry on the table or counter so it stays steady.
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Method 2 of 3: Using a paper clip
- Bend a paper clip to open it. Use your fingers to pry it apart. You can unfold it completely so that only one “hook” remains, or bend it into an “S” shape. It’s often easier to hold the “S” shape because you can hook one end over your finger so it stays in place.
It is important to choose a fastener that is large enough. When you bend it, it should be long enough that you can make at least one hook that will reach your wrist while you hold it between your fingers or hook it over your thumb.
If you don’t have the right size paper clip at home, you can use 16 gauge wire, such as picture hanging wire, that you can bend into a hook or “S” shape.
- Hook the paper clip on the end of the bracelet. You want to slide the clip through the ring loop at the end of the bracelet without the clasp. This will allow you to hold the end in place as you grab the clasp with your other hand.
Be careful when putting the paper clip through your bracelet so you don’t scratch the jewelry.
- Close the buckle with your free hand. When the bracelet is attached to the clip, your reach is extended so it’s easier to wrap the jewelry around your wrist with your other hand and secure the clasp. Remember to unclip the paper clip from the ring loop of the bracelet before heading out the door.
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- Don’t throw away the clip when you’re done – keep it in your jewelry box for the next time you need to put it on without assistance.
Method 3 of 3: Using a special tool
- Purchase a bracelet strengthening tool. The most well-known specialized tool is the Buddy Buddy, but there are several brands on the market, which usually include a plastic handle and an alligator clip on the other end. While this is especially helpful for people with arthritis or fine motor disabilities, it can make putting on a bracelet easier for anyone who has trouble doing it alone.
- Attach the tool clip to the end of the bracelet. It helps to place the bracelet on a table or counter to ensure there are no tangles or kinks in the chain. Take the end of the bracelet without the clasp and gently close the tool clip on it.
- Make sure the clip is firmly closed at the end so it doesn’t slip when you try to fasten.
Usually, the clip on the tool has a protective coating that prevents it from damaging the bracelet, but be careful when attaching it to make sure you don’t scratch the jewelry.
- Hold the tool and fasten the bracelet. You must grasp the handle of the tool in the palm of your hand so that the clip with the attached bracelet is facing you.
- Use your free hand to wrap the around your wrist, and carefully open the clasp to secure it to the other end.
- It is a good idea to give the a slight tug to ensure that the clasp is completely closed.
While these specialty tools are usually marketed specifically for bracelets, you can also use them to close watches yourself.
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using a special tool or fastener usually works better than tape.
Even with a tool, tape, or paper clip, it can sometimes be difficult to open the bracelet clasp. No matter which method you use to put jewelry on yourself, patience is key.