tutorial # 2: simple "S" clasp

ingredients to cook up your own “S” clasp: needle nose / round nose pliers; flat nosed pliers; wire cutters; wire (I’ve used 18 gauge sterling silver)
make a loop around the top of your round nose pliers

make an identical loop the opposite way with the wire

until you’ve formed a loose “figure 8” shape – then snip the end off the wire

curl the ends around using your round nose pliers

hammer lightly for strength – i like to hammer a little harder on the round ends for some extra strength and a bit of style…

voila! easy peasy! you can loop these straight onto large link chain, or add a wire wrapped loop, or jump ring (preferably a sealed one – not an open link) and add to bracelets, necklaces or anklets!
coming soon: a more decorative hook style clasp, with a wire wrapped loop (two in one!)


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7 Responses to tutorial # 2: simple "S" clasp

  1. Choumie says:

    Very beautiful !

  2. Jess says:

    Lovely Ange! And nicely explained 🙂

  3. Looks great. Now I wanna try it. Thanks!

  4. Mary Ann says:

    I've always made my own S clasps, but your way is much easier. Thanks.

  5. Oh, I love this tutorial also. I need to learn to do these clasps.

  6. Minky Magic says:

    Great tutorials, thanks!

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