Open-Ring Metal Snaps (Original Short Prong)

Size Guide
Choosing the Right Metal Snaps

Which metal snaps you use depend mostly on your personal preference and on which size best complements your project. For that reason, we are unable to provide specific size recommendations beyond the information below.

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KAMsnaps Open-Ring Metal Snaps for Children Baby Toddler Clothes Onesies

Open-ring grip snaps are commonly used on baby/children's clothing and other basic crafting projects with thinner types of material. Because the "teeth" are short and each one needs to be able to self-pierce through the fabric, these are not suited for tough, thick or dense material and should only be applied with one of our KAMsnaps tools. Size 14 (9mm diameter) and size 16 (10mm) can generally be used in the same applications.

    KAM Fashion Spring Decorative Metal Snaps for Bracelets Wallets

      Fashion spring snaps for a more visually appealing decorative touch. Great for wallets and purses.  Size 14 (9mm diameter) for light-weight applications, size 20 (12mm) for general use, and size 24 (15mm) for thicker material.



      KAMsnaps Utility Spring Heavy Duty Snaps for Leather

        Utility spring snaps on projects that call for a more heavy-duty snap, or with thicker fabric like leather.  This style has the longest prongs of the 3 different metal snaps we carry and are less bulky than the fashion spring style.  Size 20 (12mm diameter) is more suited for general use while size 24 (15mm) is recommended for heavy-duty applications.


          • How to install open-ring metal snaps.

            Original short prong

            Available in the following sizes (approx measurements) & colors:
            • Size 14 (9.7mm diameter / 2.7mm prong length) - silver and gunmetal
            • Size 16 (10.7mm diameter / 3.0 mm prong length) - silver, gunmetal, red*, neon pink*, pastel pink*, orange*, yellow*, green*, navy blue*, teal*, lavender*, black*

            *Painted sets include 1 painted open-ring cap of specified color + 1 silver open-ring cap.  Sockets & studs are silver.

            Click here to for metal snaps sizing info.

              These short prong snaps are appropriate for thinner, lightweight material such as knit, jersey, or grosgrain ribbon, but are not intended for use with thick or dense fabrics. As is true with any snap, very thin or stretchy fabric like knit and jersey must be reinforced with sturdier material around the area of snaps to avoid ripping.

              Check out our size 16 long prong open-ring snaps for a bit more flexibility. They're just a tad longer for slightly thicker material but can still be used on the same thin material as these short prongs.

              These snaps need to be installed with a KAMsnaps tool (see Required Tools section). Hammer method is not recommended.

              Warning: Choking hazard - small parts. Loose pieces not for children under 3 years.
            • Requires the following tools to install ( which tool do I have?)

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