Introduction: Beaded Clasp

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This basic tutorial will give you an idea how to create a clasp and add your own personal touch to it that will make your handcrafted piece totally handmade from start to finish.

Materials & Tools:
20ga x 6cm copper wire
Some seed beads
Round nose pliers
Flat nose pliers
Wire cutter

Step 1:

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Cut 6cm x 20ga copper wire. Make a circle of about 1.5cm in diameter using a mandrel.

Step 2:

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Make a loop at one end of the wire.

Step 3:

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Slide in some seed beads to fill up the circle. Take the other end of the wire and wrap it around the loop. This will be the loop where you will attach one end of your jewellery piece.

Step 4:

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Cut 5cm x 20ga wire. Make a loop at the middle of the wire by grasping the pliers slightly to the right of the centre with the round nose pliers. With your left hand, guide the left side of the wire up and over the top of the round nose pliers. Continue to bring the other side of the wire up and over the top of the round nose pliers. A loop is formed.

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String in some seed beads until you fill up the wire. Leave about 0.6cm wire at the end.

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Make a loop at the end of the wire. Do the same for the other side.

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Attach a jump ring onto the loop of the bar. This jump ring is where you will attach the other end of your jewelry piece. You're done!

Hope you had fun with this short tutorial and it gave you another idea how to make wire jewelry. If you like to keep a copy of the tutorial a detailed PDF pictoral step by step is available for FREE at DIYLessons.org

Comments

Simran Sharma (author)2015-12-26

Awesome

poofrabbit (author)2012-05-16

This is great thanks for such detailed instructions!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-05-16

That is really cute! I've never seen one of these made before. Thanks for sharing it!

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Bio: Jane Chew aka XQDesigns is the chief editor behind 2 popular jewelry making blogs and websites: Handmade Jewelry Club and DIY Lessons. She started jewelry ... More »
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