Cordoba Tiny Ring Closure - EspressoJul
Handmade in the United States (in the JUL Studio)
Weight: .5 ounces
Total length - 3.5 inches long
Leather tabs - .5 inches wide
Hardware - 5/8 inches wide inside diameter, 1 inch exterior diameter
The Cordoba Tiny Ring Closure is part of a new series of screw-in leather closures that use a .5 inch wide tab of medium weight (5/6 oz) leather with differing styles of hardware. The Cordoba Tiny Ring uses a spring gate ring, which functions like a carabiner, opening to the inside to release one of the tabs and, in this way, allow the garment or accessory to be taken on and off easily. The Tiny Cordoba Ring Closure is ideal for light-weight knits for which a lighter, more delicate closure is needed. The Tiny Ring weighs a scant half ounce, in contrast to its larger cousin, the Cordoba Ring Closure which weighs 1.5 ounces!
The Cordoba Tiny Ring Closure attaches to knitted, crocheted, and loosely woven pieces using threaded cylinders that slide between fibers to be secured on the back with a washer and a screw.
To use, unscrew the screws on the back and remove the backing washers from the shank. Place the closure on your piece and work the shanks of the screws gently in between the stitches of your knitwear from the front. Place the backing washers over the screw shanks on the inside of the knitwear. Screw in the screw with your fingers to secure.
To avoid losing screws or backings, place a tiny drop of clear nail polish in the threaded cylinder before securing. This will keep the closure in place while it's on the body but still allows you to unscrew it when you are ready for a change. Clean the cylinder with nail polish remover on a q-tip between uses.