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A collection of clasps

A list of different styles and types of closures, to help you choose the perfect one for your next beading project. 
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Scroll through this list to find the perfect look for your next beading project. Things to consider: will the wearer have difficulty using a small clasp? Will the weight of the bracelet or necklace need something string? Does your design require something delicate, or a statement piece?
box clasps
BOX

Box clasps are two-piece clasps. One piece has a lever that flattens when pinched, so it can be removed from the “box” piece. When pushed back in, it clicks into place. The clasp shown will accommodate seven strands.

hook and eye clasps
HOOK-AND-EYE
Hook-and-eye clasps are two-piece clasps. The hook slides through a loop (the “eye”) to close.
lobster claw clasp
LOBSTER CLAW
A lobster claw clasp has a tiny spring mechanism that keeps the “claw” closed until you pull the lever. Lobster claws are secure and work well for bracelets and anklets. They are also called trigger clasps.
magnetic clasp
MAGNETIC

Magnetic clasps are two-piece clasps, each half containing a magnet. They are especially useful for those who have difficulty using small jewelry clasps.

shook clasp
S-HOOK
An S-hook clasp may come with two soldered jump rings. One part of the S is often soldered shut, so the jump ring can’t slip off. The other jump ring is used like the eye of a hook-and-eye clasp.
slide clasp
SLIDE
Slide clasps are two-piece clasps (typically tube shaped). One piece slides into the other and is held in place by a small magnet.
snap clasp
SNAP

Snap clasps are two-piece clasps. Similar to a snap on a piece of clothing, one piece clicks into the other. Some snap clasps are also magnetic.

toggle clasp
TOGGLE
The loop part of this two-piece clasp is formed into a circle or other shape with an open center. When the bar half of the clasp is inserted into the circle, the bar extends past the circle's edges to hold the clasp closed.
toggleThe loop part of this two-piece clasp is formed into a circle or other shape with an open center. When the bar half of the clasp is inserted into the circle, the bar extends past the circle’s edges to hold the clasp closed
Twister clasp
TWISTER
Twister clasps have a large open center that can accommodate beaded strands. You can loop a long, continuous necklace through this clasp to make a shorter, thicker necklace or a twisted necklace. A twister clasp is also called a pearl shortener.

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