How to make an S-clasp and hook:

s-clasp



This S-clasp is just one of many clasps you can make. Clasps are used to open and close a necklace or bracelet. There is a big variety of clasps and findings on the market to choose from. Handmade clasps and hooks will add a personal touch to your jewelry. You can also use a jump ring with the clasp.

What you need:

  • 18g or 20g wire
  • round nose pliers
  • wire or side cutters

Step 1:

Grip the end of the wire with the tip of your round nose pliers.

grip wire with round nose pliers


Step 2:

Make a little loop by moving your pliers away from you untill the wire connects. Release the wire.

making a loop


Step 3:

Grip the wire with the bottom of your pliers with the loop facing upwards to your right.

grip wire


Step 4:

Wrap the wire around the bottom prong of your round nose pliers. Release the wire.

forming s-clasp


Step 5:

Use the bottom of your pliers and grip the wire with the big loop on your right, facing downwards.

making s-clasp



Step 6:

Wrap the wire around the upper prong of your pliers.

making an s-clasp


making s-clasp


Step 7:

Use the tip of your pliers and grip the wire where it connects with the bottom prong in the corner and the upper prong above the tail of the wire.

making s-clasp


Step 8:

Wrap the wire around the upper prong till it connects to make a little loop.

making s-clasp


Step 9:

Cut off the excess wire using your wire cutters or side cutters. Always protect your eyes when cutting wire.

Making a hook for the S-clasp

Follow steps 1-4 again for making the clasp.

Step 5:

Instead of making another big loop, you are going to make a small loop right across the small one you’ve already made. Position your pliers as shown in the photo.

making a catch for an s-clasp


Step 6:

Wrap the wire around the upper prong to make a small loop. Cut off the extra wire. Always protect your eyes when cutting wire.

making a catch for an s-clasp



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