Adjustable End Caps For Thick Cords
Finish adjustable-length cord necklaces
without clasps using innovative end caps.
Slide one cord end through the open bead
on one cap, and glue it into the closed bead
on the second cap, using a 1-part expoxy
like E6000 or bond 527. Slide the opposite
cord end through the second open bead and
glue it into the other end cap.
Bali Sterling Silver
Sterling Silver and 24K-plate
over Sterling Silver
& EYE CLASPS-Bali
these Bali clasps are handcrafted, they will vary slightly in
size and design from clasp to clasp.
All these clasps are cast pieces. Most beads
and findings are available in either sterling silver, or
gold-plate over sterling silver.
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Clasps For Leather and Thick Cords
Read about How To Use Coil
Clasps With Leather!
Now in Antiqued
Copper and Gunmetal, as well.
Read about Tying Slip Knots in Leather and Other Thick Cords
These clasps offer a unique design element to your pieces.
Tubing is 2.6mm. You can slide the rings off each side of
the doornknocker, enabling you to use the same clasp, but
attach different strands, or vary the number of strands,
of beads to suit your mood and the occasion.
Use these foldover clasps with Clamps or Jump
Rings or Split
Rings or Soldered Rings.
one end of the chain/strand to the open end of the clasp as
shown. Bend the end over with chain-nose pliers to secure.
Hook the other end of the chain/strand and snap to close.
Crimp or solder these clasps onto chain, leather cord or
Gemstone, Horn, Bone Carved
& Eye Clasps
Gold Plated, Brass (shiny)
Antique Silver, Nickel, Pewter, Imitation Rhodium
Brass Oxidized, Antique Brass, Antique Gold
Gunmetal, Black Oxidized
Now in Argentium Silver,
Antiqued Copper and Gunmetal, as well.
Also see: BALI
HOOK & EYE CLASPS
Including Swivel Lanyard Pull
BADGE CLIPS AND
Brass, Antique Gold, Brass Oxidized
Plate, Shiny Brass
Plate, Black Oxidized
Silver, Nickel, Pewter, Imitation Rhodium
in Argentium Silver, Antiqued Copper, Gunmetal, and Brass
Oxidized, as well.
We now have nickel-free gold-plate and nickel-free silver-plate
Also available in Stainless Steel
See our selection of SOLDERED
RINGS and OTHER CONNECORS.
Magnetic clasps are very
strong, easy to attach, and easy to open and
close. They are composed of two pieces, each with
an embedded magnet. Each piece has a loop from
which you attach the string of beads.
If using on a bracelet, we suggest adding
a little safety chain (2-3" of chain, or a chain extender piece)
Opening and Closing Magnetic Clasps:
This is a bit trickier than you might think.
For the simple, plain clasps, you would slide these together and slide
them apart. For the fancy ones, you break these open, like breaking a
stick. Pretend that one side has a hinge, and you crack the other side
apart -- sort of like taking the shell off a pistachio nut.
You never PULL them open. And you never
PULL ON THE BEADED part of the jewelry to open them. Pulling can loosen
the magnet in its setting; it can also result in breaking the stringing
material the piece is strung on. For bracelets, then, opening and closing
them is very difficult for one person alone,
help of another.
Now in Antiqued Copper,
Gunmetal, and Brass Oxidized, as well.
On an S-Clasp, you attach a soldered ring to
each side, and then attach your string of beads to each soldered ring. On one
end of the clasp, you maneuver the curved wire so that the ring cannot slip
off it. On the other end, you maneuver the curved wire so that there is a bit
of an opening for the ring to slip off, but only after some resistance
from the wire.You don't want too much of an opening where the ring could
slip off without
Also see BALI
and Safety Clasps
Slide and Interlocking Multi-Strand Clasps
These 2-piece clasps
are especially easy to use, and very secure. One
piece slides into and out of the other. They work well for
both necklaces and bracelets. They are an ideal
choice for multi-strand pieces where you want each strand
to show on its own.
in Antiqued Copper, Antique Gold (brass oxidized), and Gunmetal
finishes, as well.
One strand or two strand styles.
Now in Antiqued Copper, as well.
New Stainless Steel Spring
Silver Toggle Clasps
Silver Toggle Clasps
(raw brass, oxidized brass, antique copper plated, antique
silver plated finishes)
Toggle Clasps (full list)
plated and brass(shiny)
and antique copper plated
gold plated and brass oxidized
oxidized and gunmetal
nickel, and antique silver
Toggle clasps, or "toggles", (and button
clasps as well) are some of the best clasps to use. They are
easy to get on and off. They are very
sturdy. They are very
attractive. Toggle clasps should be proportionate
in size to the size of the beads on the
strand. On necklaces, especially attractive
or interesting toggles might be designed to rest to the side
or the pendant bottom of the necklace, rather than the
back. Toggles are good to use as the "secure
point" in a lariat. Toggles that are
square or oval are easier to get on and off, and are also
secure, than round ones.
Remember always to make the side with the
bar a little longer and narrower than you would when using
other types of clasps. You need a little extra
length to maneuver, and your beads at that end can't be so
large as to hinder the movement of the bar through the
Also see our Bali
Sterling Silver Fancy Clasps
When buying toggle clasps,
it is always important to purchase these as a set. Often,
the bar is especially engineered to work with a particular
ring. It could be off 1mm, and not work right. That means,
even after you purchased your toggle clasp set, you need to
be sure to store it as a set, so you don't get confused later
on, when you go to use the clasp.
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