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Easy Wire S Clasp Tutorial

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Easy Wire S Clasp Tutorial
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Did you use your last lobster claw on that other jewelry project? No worries! Learn how to make your own easy clasp out of wire and you'll never have to worry about buying a clasp again! This Easy Wire S Clasp Tutorial is a lifesaver.


Project TypeLearn a Technique

Bead TypeWire

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Bead Technique UsedChainmail/Wirework

beginner


Materials:

  • Approx. 3-4cm 0.6mm square wire, hard works best.
  • Round nose pliers (or, anything with a fine tip)
  • Flat nose pliers.
  • Cutting pliers.

Instructions:

  1. Bend one end over slightly, and flatten using your flat nose pliers. This way there are no sharp ends.
     Easy Wire S Clasp Tutorial
  2. Using your round nose pliers, shape the wire to look like this:
     Easy Wire S Clasp
  3. Cut the wire, and bend the sharp end over in the same way you did at the beginning. Your clasp should look like this:
     Easy Wire S Clasp
  4. One side of the clasp should be closed. First, slide this side over the jump ring, and close it with flat nose pliers (as shown). The other opening of the clasp should be just slightly open, enough to slide the jump ring on and off.
     Easy Wire S Clasp
  5. The jumpring that will be used to slide on and off of the clasp should be a larger, oval jumpring.

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This will save money for clasps and add a personal touch to finishes for bracelets and necklaces. No wonder I like it. Directions are clear and easy to follow - just tried it and with practise, will get so much faster. Thanks for the idea. I didn't have square wire, so used a thick round wire and it worked.

can any other thicker wire do instead of square wire??

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