Making a handmade clasp for your jewelry piece is another way to add a unique closure to a handcrafted piece. This collection of great handmade clasps for jewelry making are some examples to the types of styles and looks you can create.
1. Hammered Hook Closure
These hammered hook closures are the perfect example of an easy to create eye catching hook for you to secure your piece. Using pliers, you are able to round the wire backwards and use a mandrel to round the hook part forward. Hammering the wire will create a flattened and textured look while adding extra security to your piece. For the loop part, create a complete loop wrapping backwards, coiled in the middle and looped back in the opposite direction.
2. Diamond Hook Clasp
With 20 gauge copper wire, you can create a diamond shape hook clasp with end loop and coiled ends. With a figure eight closure, the end clasp coiled in the middle. This piece makes a great attachment to any necklace or bracelet design. The hook and eye style is perfect for various jewelry making styles.
3. Hook and Chain Clasp
This hook and eye closure includes an extension chain that functions as some added security while also providing a touch of style and design. With two ended loops, chain is attached at the end with handmade double wire hook with end loop.
4. Wire Cuff Hook Clasp
This wire cuff hook clasp includes a loop closure on one end that is wired back and hammered. A double loop hook is formed and hammered on the opposite end to secure to the eye. This is a perfect hook clasp style for wide pieces such as cuffs, necklaces, and belts.
5. Figure Eight Hook and Eye Clasps
These simple figure eight hook and eye clasps are made with a loop back and forward loop shape. The hook shape is double back and formed with a coiled end and loop hook at the front. These ends are attached to your piece for a one of a kind attachment.
6. Rounded Hook Clasp
These hook clasps are formed with a wide circular shape and coiled at the end loop. Create a figure eight eye to secure your piece to. Oxidize the wire for a darkened antique look.
7. Coiled Corded Hook Clasp
Creating a clasp for cord is a different process than the normal hook and eye closure. In this instance, you would coil back the wire on the cord to secure the hook and eye clasp to the piece. With an end loop pilled up and outward, form your hook to attach to the eye.
8. Beaded Hook and Eye Clasp
Create a custom hook and eye clasp that will match your jewelry making design. In this example, a green bead is wrapped and coiled into the hook and eye piece separately to compliment the necklace as a whole. This provides a great opportunity to further individualize each clasp for your handcrafted creation.
9. Wire Wrapped S Clasp
This double hook and eye clasp, also known as a S clasp includes two wire wrapped eyes on each side of your piece. In the middle is a coiled S shape hook that allows a secure connection to be made on each end.
10. Coil Beaded Hook Clasp
This beaded hook and eye clasp is made with a figure eight shaped eye and coiled back spiral hook. Using a smaller gauge wire, coil small seed beads on the hook for an added effect and design.
11. Hook Clasp with Beaded Pearl
This hook clasp with beaded pearl is made with a double loop for securing your closure to your jewelry making piece or even knit wear. A pearl is attached in the middle and coiled onto your hook for security and style. Made with a 14 gauge wire, this hook is made solid and hammered for shine and added stability.
12. Long Hook and Eye Clasp
Made with copper wire, this long hook and eye clasp has an elongated tip that is hammered. With a coiled back design that is looped and hammered, this clasp has both a decorative look and made for practical use. The figure eight eye is created with a longer wider loop and smaller attachment loop for the wire to secure to. The beading wire is crimped to the hook and covered with copper crimp covers.
13. Double Hook Beaded Clasp
This double hook clasp features a large rounded bead in the middle with two outer hooks and coiled accents that work to secure the bead in the center. Hammered at the ends, flattening the hook adds security and shine to your closure.
14. Two Tone Wire Hook Clasp
Using two tone wire, you can create a custom hook clasp that both accents and functions well for your piece. In this example, silver wire is used to create an elongated hook with wrap back hook and end coil. Gold wire is used to coil and weave between each hook to add security and design to the end closure.
15. Coiled Eye Clasp
This hook and eye clasp is hand crafted in multiple segments. With a closed ring and triple looped eye that is coiled in segments, this clasp is hammered for texture and added stability. The wide hook is ended with a ball point and coiled back with its loop and hammered at the ends.
16. Button Hook Eye Clasp
With these clasps, buttons are sewn onto the wire hook and attached to the top. These work best with shank buttons and can be a great accent to your unique handmade jewelry piece.
17. Coiled Hook Clasp
This wide hook clasp is attached to a wire bracelet that is formed with two ending loops that the clasp attach to. A complimentary colored wire is used as a coil and repeated throughout the bracelet design for accent.
18. Wire Toggle Clasp
This wire toggle clasp is made with a wide loop toggle with coiled loop backs. The connector is made with a long loop twist with coiled wrap. Hammering each end will add some shine and stability to your piece.
19. Silver Hook Eye Clasp
This silver hook eye clasp is very whimsically designed with extra loop backs that connect to your piece and forward loops for a fluid design style. The hook and eye connectors are each coiled closed around the end loops for both added security and style.
20. Double Hook Clasp
This double hook clasp is connected to handmade wire chain making its design look fluid and sensible. Using a double hook, there is a no eye to secure to. Simply interconnect each wide loop area to secure and hang your clasp on.
21. Corded Hook Clasp
To connect a clasp to cord you must first coil the connectors to the cord and create a closing eye loop. There are two hook styles featured here. A double hook that secures to either or both sides of the corded eyes or a single hoop that loops around just one side. Either style connectors look great and accent the piece. Hammer the ends of either hook shape to get a little shine and added security to your wire form.