I make a lot of crochet jewelry and would like to incorporate these as closures for necklaces or bracelets.
Being able to make your own jewelry findings means that you can always create what you need, in the size you need. I love finishing off a handmade piece with a well made clasp, and one of my favorites is the basic wire hook.
I start with a 2.5 inch length of wire, in a pretty heavy weight. I’m using 16g here, but you can change up the gauge and the length to customize your clasp. Sand or file the ends clean, and hammer one end to create a “paddle” shape.
Next, you need to create a small loop (as small as possible) at the flattened end, using the very tip of my round nose pliers. Make sure you don’t use good precision round nose pliers – the heavier gauge wires could twist the tips out of alignment and ruin your pliers!
On the other end of the wire, make…
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