Not all patterns have details on how to start or finish a necklace or bracelet to include a clasp, so these are general instructions that can apply to almost any beaded strand that needs a clasp. The free beading pattern below includes two methods for clasps: how to make a toggle clasp from 11/0 seed beads and one 12mm bugle bead, or how to include a lobster claw clasp. The toggle clasp is stitched through several times to make it strong and a little more rigid, and also includes seed beads on either end of the bugle to cover any sharp edges the bugle may have.
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