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 â€˜clipsâ€™ into the ring and is held securely by the tension of the ring.
Sometimes the use of â€˜ring opening pliersâ€™ will help to fit clip-in accessories if it is too fiddly!