I tend to favour beaded clasps. So I don’t actually use many shop-bought findings these days. However, if you are making jewellery, you might want a few options.
I plan to add to this product selection over time. But, for now, I just wanted to get one basic clasp in place. This is to help any beginners who are planning to join my free Beadalong. This will take place during National Beading Week 2017. So, if you are interested, you can find the details here.
I find toggle clasps to be amongst the most versatile. Once you really get into beading, you will realise there are a lot of different types of clasp. Each variety has different strengths and weaknesses.
The toggle clasp is ideal for necklaces and bracelets. It is secure. So, you need not worry that your jewellery will come unfastened. I also find the toggle clasp quite easy to fasten with one hand. This matters if you are using it on a bracelet.
The toggle clasps you see here measure about 10mm across the ring. You can choose from gold plated or silver plated.
Please be aware of metal allergies. These are a metal alloy. So, they may not be suitable if you are sensitive to certain metals.
The price is per clasp.
Helpful Information about clasps
I mentioned, briefly, that different clasps have different strengths and weaknesses. If you are just discovering jewellery findings, then you might like to know more about that.
So, I have written this helpful blog. It takes you through some of the decisions you will be making as you choose a clasp. Read the blog here.
I also mentioned that I use a lot of beaded clasps. So, I published a book full of different designs for them. In it, I teach you how to make different shapes and use different bead stitches. Plus, you get some great jewellery projects too.
You can buy ‘Beaded Clasps’ here.