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Friday, February 27, 2009

Handmade Copper Wire Clasp

Author: Tania Zakharchenko

Make your own wire clasp for your handmade jewelry!


Materials:
Wire 0.6-0.8 mm (20-22 ga)
Wire 0.3-0.4 mm (26-28 ga)
2 beads
Tools

Level: easy

Cut approx. 15 cm (6”) of 0.8 mm wire.
Wrap a segment of 52 mm (2”) of it with 0.4 mm wire.


Bend the wire in the middle of the wrapped segment.


Fasten the short end of the wire.


Put the bead and make a loop.


Make a hook.


For the other part of clasp cut approx. 9 cm (3.5”) of wire and make a 20 mm (0.7”) wrapping segment.


Make a ringlet out of the wrapped segment, put the bead and make a loop.


The clasp is ready!


The picture shows one way of using it.



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