2. Use a discarded plastic bag or a piece of aluminum foil for mixing the epoxy. Dispense equal amounts from each tube, and let it sit for several minutes. Once the epoxy settles, it is easier to see if both amounts are equal. If you are not sure, go with more hardener than resin. As long as the two parts are not touching or mixed together, the epoxy can sit for a long time. Once mixed, the working time is only a few minutes. Mix both parts together until they are well blended.
3. Use a toothpick to fill the opening with epoxy about half way, and spread epoxy all the way up the sides.
4. Insert the braid end into the finding opening. If necessary, remove the braid end to either add or remove some of the epoxy. Too little epoxy might not form a secure bond. Too much epoxy will force glue into the beaded braid or onto the clasp. Re-insert the braid end, firmly holding the braid in place while pushing down for several minutes. Immediately wipe off any excess glue. If desired, use a third-hand tweezer to suspend the braid over the finding as it dries (photo e).
5. Let it dry in position for about one hour. Repeat the process with the other end of the clasp. Let the epoxy cure for at least 24 hours before the finished piece is worn.
6. If you used end caps with loops, open a jump ring, and attach the end cap to a clasp loop (photo f).