Opening and Closing Your Chamilia Snap and Bangle Bracelets
For Chamilia Silver/Gold Snap Bracelets:
Silver/Gold Snaps bracelets have a locking mechanism that allows you to snap the lock closed. The Lock end of the Chamilia bracelet contains two separations – one is the hinge of the lock, and the other is the opening. To open the lock, push your fingernail in between the lock until the lock opens. No need to pry the lock open, simply putting a downward pressure in between the lock will open it.
Once the lock is open, you can add or remove beads/charms on your bracelet by sliding or twisting them onto or off the Threading end of your bracelet (the opposite end of the lock).
To close your Silver/Gold Snap bracelet, open your lock end, then take the Threading end of your bracelet and place it in the indention/notch of the lock. Note that the smallest part of the threading end will fit perfectly in the notch of the lock. The knob at the very end of the Threading mechanism should be inside the lock. Close the lock until you hear a snap, which indicates the lock is securely closed. Done!
For Chamilia Solid and Flex Bangle Bracelets:
Your Chamilia Solid and Flex Bangle bracelets allow you to create unique charm/bead patterns by adding, removing and changing the order of your beads at any time. The following guidelines will make changing your beads will be a cinch.
Note that the new Chamilia Bangle bracelets now allow both ends to open. The older solid and flex bangle bracelets only allow one end to open.
To open your bangle bracelet, push in and twist the “ball with the C” end of the bracelet. If you have an older style, only one end will push in. This should be easy to determine, as it will not take much effort to push the spring loaded end.
Once you have pushed in and twisted the C ball end, the end should come off easily. Chamilia Solid and Flex Bangle bracelets automatically come with slide locks, so there is no need to purchase lock beads to keep your beads in place. However, you can still place lock beads on your bangle bracelet for added functionality or look. Slide the first lock off your bracelet, then remove or add the beads you want. Bangle bracelets do not contain a threaded end, so all beads should easily slide on or off the bangle.
When you are satisfied with your new bead pattern, slide your lock bead onto your bracelet to hold your beads in place, then repeat the same steps to secure the lock as you did to open the lock – push in the “C ball” lock, then twist. Your lock is secure when you can gently tug on the end and it does not move.
To learn more about your Chamilia bracelets, refer to our Chamilia Articles, and to purchase the entire line of over 500 charms and beads, visit us at www.rockcreekgifts.com.
This article was provided to you by the owner of Rock Creek Gifts, Kimberly Willits. When we began carrying the Chamilia Jewelry line over 2 years ago, we noticed that although the line was unique and fun, it was not intuitive as to how to open and close the bracelets. We found that our online customers were searching for this functionality, and we wanted to ensure that our customers had a place that they could go to learn how to do this.