This is a terrific clasp for bracelets and necklaces. Toggle clasps are easy to operate and are very secure.
Because they are easy to operate with one hand they make an excellent clasp choice for a bracelet. I designed this particular one for my Wrapped Bead bracelet designs. One of these Wrapped Bead designs is covered in my Double Wrap Beads Tutorial, available wherever you purchased this tutorial.
You can make these in just about any thickness of wire. You want it to be sturdy enough to maintain its shape. Choose a gauge that matches the size of the main loop on your beads.
Contains full color photographs and text for each step. Just print those pages that you want to have at hand while you work.
I am going to use 16 gauge wire in the step by step example. You can make yours smaller and use a smaller gauge of wire.
The unwrapped version is for beginners or if you want a more streamlined look. The tutorial also contains additional steps for more experienced wire workers.
See the tutorial for the rest of the bracelet here https://www.jewelrytoolbox.shop/listing/130433459/tutorial-3-pack-double-chained-beads
1 ½ foot 16 gauge (or 18 gauge) dead soft wire. Copper or Sterling Silver are my favorites. You can also use bronze, silver filled or gold filled.
Alternatives are different gauges as discussed in the introduction.
24 or 26 gauge wire for wrapping the clasp (optional)
Round Nose pliers
Flat nose or chain nose pliers
Flush wire cutter
Any larger mandrel (18mm in my example). You can use anything round.
Chasing Hammer (optional)
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Sep 30, 2016
These tutorials are exceptional and very well written and portrayed. So glad to have found them and looking forward to getting started. Just got the rest of my supplies, yesterday and will be starting these, in the next couple of days. Thanks so much, Pam, for the really great job you did on these.
Oct 21, 2015
Great design and a good description of all steps. I am looking forward to make this awesome toggle clasp which makes every necklace and bracelet look spectacular.
Aug 14, 2015
Easy to follow and I know it will look great for my pieces!
Feb 11, 2015
WOW !!.......Loads of information......money well spent.....will shop with you again !!
Jun 12, 2013
Many thanks for your quick response. The tutorial is wonderful. Great photos and very detailed. Would highly recommend.