Coiled fishhook clasp and fastener

2.. Wrap the extending wire around the stem, just under the loop.

'3. Cut the wire off the spool, leaving about X in. extending. Using the tips of your round-nose pliers, form the extending wire into o link (see page 13).

Braided Necklace Fasteners

This is a variation on the basic fish-hook clasp. It is used on cord, ribbon and twisted or braided wires- in fact, anything to which a jump ring or hook cannot be attached.

1 . Working from the spool, moke two coils of wire about /* in. long, in the same way as when making jump rings (see page 16).

2.. Cut the wire off the spool, leoving o 1-in. tail I

of wire on one coil and a 1 ¡¿-in. tail on the other.

7). At the end of the longer wire, form a fish-hook closp (sec page 18) without a suspension link. Using your flat-nose pliers, turn the hook at 90* to the coil.

0. Insert the cord or ribbon into the coil. Using your flat-nose pliers, press the lost ring of the coil tightly against the cord so that the fastener is held securely in place.

4. At the end of the shorter wire, form the eye of the fostener again without a suspension link.

The completed coiled Ji\h-hook clasp and fastener. If you wish, for added security-, yvu can pin a liny .Lib ofsuperglue on the end of the cord before you insm it into the coil.

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