I have a little something to share with my blog readers – a tutorial I created just for YOU. I know many of you can teach me a thing or two about wirework, but this is tutorial is for anyone out there just getting started with wire. Have you ever wondered how to create a one-of-a-kind clasp? Here’s a quick tutorial to help you create a clasp that can be used in your next bracelet or necklace design. All you need is a length of 16-gauge wire and your usual arsenal of tools! Let’s get started……
I hope this quick tutorial is helpful. Let me reiterate one of the final tips that I mention – using a tumbler. My tumbler has to be my absolute favorite “tool” when working with wire. If you give your clasps a good tumble (an hour or so), you’ll have a nice and sturdy clasp to be proud of. Please send me an email if you need further clarification on any part of this tutorial. I aim to please.
I’ve got one last photo to share – it’s my Bead Table Wednesday shot. This is an action shot trying to take pictures for this tutorial. I knew I wouldn’t be able to hold my pliers and my great big camera at the same time but I thought I’d give it a try. Needless to say demonstrating the steps with tools was out of the realm of possiblities for me. I needed my handy assistant.
Thank you for stopping by today. ‘See you around your bead table!
2014 Update: I hope that you found this tutorial helpful. I’m glad you found my blog, especially visitors from Pinterest. If you would like more tips and tutorials on working with wire, please be sure to look for a copy of my book, The Missing Link - published by Interweave in Oct. 2013.