Category: Clasps

toggle clasp

Toggle Clasp

Toggle Clasps are similar to the hook and eye, but instead of a hook, a ‘T’ shaped toggle fits through the eye. If you are looking at making a beaded clasp, then this is...

hook and eye clasp

Hook and Eye Clasp

Hook and Eye Clasps have a round ‘eye’ for one half and a ‘hook’ for the other, as the name suggests. Sometimes the hook can be more of an ‘S’ shape, making it a...

Magnetic clasp

Magnetic Clasps

Magnetic Clasps come in a variety of shapes, sizes and styles. As the name suggests, they are basically two magnets that join together to fasten. Pros: Magnetic clasps are the easiest type of clasp to fasten, so...

popper clasp

Popper Clasps

Popper clasps are much like any other popper, with two pieces of metal that clip into one another. Pros: Popper clasps are ideal for bracelets as they are easy to fasten and very secure. Cons: In...

Box clasps and Slide clasps - how to use them, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Box Clasps and Slide Clasps

Box Clasps are usually square or rectangular in shape (hence the name). They comprise two halves of metal – one clips inside the other. Then, you release the clip by pressing down on a...

barrel clasp

Barrel Clasps and Torpedo Clasps

A Barrel Clasp has two identical looking halves that screw together so the fastened clasp looks a little like the shape of a barrel. A Torpedo Clasp is essentially the same as a barrel...

lobster clasp

Lobster Clasps and Bolt Rings

A Lobster Clasp is usually slightly elongated, with a spring hook that opens a small piece of metal to allow the clasp to fit through a ring, with the metal closing once the spring...