Measuring Captive (Clip-In) Balls and Accessories

Clip-in balls and accessories have dimples on either end, which clip into the gap of ball closure rings.

Clip-in balls and accessories are measured in diameter, across the widest part of the piece, whether it is a spherical ball or a flat disc, or a star.

The size of the clip-in accessory will correspond to the gap in your ball closure ring. The size of your clip-in accessory must be the same as, or slightly larger than the gap in your ball closure ring, so that it ‘clips’ into the ring and is held securely by the tension of the ring.

Sometimes the use of ‘ring opening pliers’ will help to fit clip-in accessories if it is too fiddly!

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