Good advice.Honestly though, the cut ends are for all intents and purposes hidden from view. I just used a pair of scissors and had a field day until it fit my puny wrists. Take care to get the clasp in a comfortable position by cutting both sides. Measure many times and cut many times, not this one cut madness ;-). Take care to try and cut it so that you can fit it in the innermost holes on the clasp so you'll have a bit more strap to go on in the future.