The chains and bracelets that I create and make at Fruttituttibeadcandy is something I love. The concept of making is one that is so very pleasing to do- almost therapeutic in so many ways but never the less a really creative one.
I adore creating unusual clasps for my necklaces and bracelets. Inspiration for these really depends on the type of stone or beads that are being used. For example stone beads that are really patterned do not need too much fuss when it comes to the clasp or links.
T-Bar links are a wonderful alternative to the traditional clasps found on so many mass produced jewellery. Take a look at the T-Bar styled clasp on this necklace. It makes the necklace so easy to put on and take off. The T-bar is one of the oldest known styles of jewellery fastening it actually dates back to Anglo Saxon times.
‘S’ shaped hooks are superbly simple to create and you can be as elaborate as you want to be when making them. They need two jump rings as well as the clasp itself. Look around and you will find some extremely ornate examples out there.
A simple hook and jump ring can be the most elegant addition to your jewellery. Take this example from Fruttituttibeadcandy, a simple copper wire handmade jump ring and hammered clasp make for a wonderful addition to the bracelet.
Clasps can be some of the prettiest features on your necklace or wrist wear next time you pick out your jewels take a look at the type of clasp it has. Fruttituttibeadcandy jewels feature a wide variety of different types of clasps. Do you have a particular favorite, get in touch with me and I will make up your piece with the clasp type that you prefer.