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To use a calotte, first tie a double knot.
Then string your calotte in the direction
so that it will cup the knot.
Pull the thread through the calotte
so that the calotte goes over the knot.
Make sure the knot cannot be pulled through the calotte.
Trim the thread to the outside of the knot.
Leave just a tiny extra so that you know you do not cut your knot.
Pull the calotte down over your knot.
As you can see I've closed my calotte.
I've also placed a dot of jewelry glue in the calotte
before I closed it. This will kind of help keep your
knots in there and keep the sides of the calotte closed.
Now I'm ready to add my clasp.
Simply string it onto the loop of the calotte
and use your round-nose pliers to simply make a loop.