Attention class... if you'd quiet down for just a minute, we can get through this quick lesson. Today I am going to show you how to make your own toggle bar clasps. They are fast, easy and look great paired with one of my big hole disc beads! Does everyone have their supplies handy?
What you'll need:
3in 16g Sterling Silver Round Wire
Round Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
1)File both ends of a 3in piece of 16g sterling silver wire.
2)Using your round nose pliers, find the center of your wire and wrap each side over the nose of the plier. This will form a loop in the center of the wire.
3)With the tip of your round nose pliers, start a small coil at one end of the wire. Stop coiling just before the wire end meets the straight part of the wire.
4)Take your chain nose pliers and tuck in the end, closing your coil. Then continue to coil in the wire another half turn.
5)Repeat steps 3 & 4 on the other end.
6) And you are done. This heavier gauge wire should be firm enough that it won't need tumbling.
Are there any questions?