Thursday, July 2, 2009

Clasp Fancy

I've been using my own handmade hook clasps for quite a while now, and I love them for how simple they are and how well they work, but lately I've been thinking they look a little plain. On this last necklace that I made, I upgraded my simple clasp by adding a bit of wire wrapping around the loop and by flattening the wire just a bit at the curve. Everything is still soldered down for security, of course. I think it adds a nice little touch of decoration.


Melanie-Pearl said...

i made a sterling clasp (like yours only double) for a sterling and copper bracelet i wear, and on the airplane last week, a woman commented on NOT THE shiny BRACELET, but the clasp. :) i was thrilled at her compliment and reminded that sometimes people simple is the best!

Copperheart said...

I like to think that handmade findings are a mark of good craftsmanship :)