Sshaped clasp

An S-shaped clasp is another popular decorative clasp with a Celtic feel.

Celtic Book Clasps

. Place the widest part of your pliers just under the loop, and curve the wire in the opposite direction to create a mirror imcge to the first curve and complete the "S" shape.

An S-shaped clasp is another popular decorative clasp with a Celtic feel.

. Cut the wire off the spool, turn the piece over and make a smoll loop at the other end of the wire.

. Place the widest part of your pliers just under the loop, and curve the wire in the opposite direction to create a mirror imcge to the first curve and complete the "S" shape.

I . Working from the spool, curl a tiny loop at the end of the wire, using the tips of your round-nose pliers. Place the widest part of your pliers just under the loop ond curve the wire in the opposite direction.

A haste S-shapeJ liisp. which has been gently hammered tojlatten and toughen it.

Adding a bead before you form the seeond eurve of the S-shape makes an atlraithv variation on the bask tedmique.

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The "eye" of the fastener Tlu- completed eye. which can be ImJceJ

to the ciuk of a necklace or bracelet This "eye" can be used to complete all the clasps eilher directfy or \-ia jump rings, used in this book—fish-hook, S-shaped, and spiral.

1 . Working from the spool, curl a piece of wire around the widest part of your round-nose pliers obout 1 in. from the end of the wire to form a loop, crossing the end of the wire over itself.

4. Gently hammer the "eye" on a steel stake to flatten and toughen it. Do not hammer the wires that hove been wrapped over the stem or you will weaken them.

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  • samsa
    How do i make a sshaped clasp out of wire?
    8 years ago
  • dawid
    How do i make sshaped wire clasps?
    7 years ago

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