How to make Clasps

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.

Click on the pattern above to zoom in.  If you wish to print the pattern, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the beading pattern thumbnail to zoom in.
  2. Click on the icon that looks like a square with an arrow to open the image in its original size.
  3. Print that image from your browser (or save the image and print it from another program).

Note: In Internet Explorer, you can use “Print Preview” to adjust orientation and scale to fit on a single page (landscape orientation, with whatever % scale allows it to fill one full page).  In Safari, orientation and scale can be adjusted on Print dialog via “Show Details” (landscape orientation, with whatever % scale allows it to fill one full page). 

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  2. Hi I am from Trinidad in the West Indies. Thank you so much for your Tutorials you have made it very easy for me and so many others to be able to save money buy making our own jewelry and you have made it so simple for us to understand. Thank you and God bless you.

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