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Kiss my kisslock!

If you’ve never worked with metal purse frames before, it may seem that one nickel purse frame is the same as the next one.  But that is not so.  It really depends on your supplier so make sure you get all your information before you buy it.  After all, all your hard work in making the soft materials for your clutch may be ruined if you don’t have the right hard material –  your metal purse frame.

This post deals specifically with the kisslock closure.

Too tight

Notice how the kisslock closure scratched after one attempt at opening and closing.  This is because of the poor setting that exceeded the allowable measurements.  Not only does it damage the closure, it also hurts the fingers!

Too loose

The focus is off on this picture, but nonetheless, it does show how this also exceeded the allowable measurement and resulted in a closure that won’t close!

It seemed fine but ....

This is one of those that you won’t know until it’s too late … it looks like its fine but as you can see, it doesn’t have a tight fit even though the kisslock closures seem to line up well.

How can you avoid purchasing these?

1)  work with a supplier who has a good refund/replacement policy.  Never buy from suppliers who will not accept 100% refund for defective frames.

2) work with a supplier who has good feedback from their customers.  Check their feedback.  Ask for testimonials or references.

3) work with someone locally.  If you are working on your clutch and your frame is defective, you will need a quick replacement so that you aren’t waiting 3 weeks for a replacement.


March 31, 2010 - Posted by | Helpful Tips

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