It is an essential skill to learn how to make your own clasp. Though there are manufactured clasps already available in the market knowing how to create your own you can add your own style and personal touch to a finished piece. You can customize the size and would never have to buy them in packs. You can always create a clasp only when you need it 🙂 I’ve gathered these wire clasp tutorials and learning different wire techniques from these experts will help you come up with your own variation.
I like this idea of creating a clasp when you’re using cords. This technique will give you the freedom to use bigger cords but still be able to have a perfect clasp without having to use end caps to cover the cord ends.
This clasp from Ruby’s Beadwork is a familiar style of a hook & eye clasp.
Ruby’s hook & eye may look similar to Kathy’s creation but look closely. Each one do has their own uniqueness. Learning different techniques you can come up with your own variation.
The S clasp is also a common style for a handmade clasp. This technique is the easiest way of creating a clasp. Simple but very effective!
Hammering helps to harden the wire. See the difference?These hooks are from Studio Dax but hammering creates a different effect and texture on the wire.
Now, add more swirls or spirals, whatever you like and create a stylish clasp!
Happy? I’m sure you are and you liked what you learned today 🙂 Cherish these wire clasps tutorials because they are wirework essentials in your jewelry making hobby 🙂 Ciao!
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