Are you in North Carolina and want to see Shore Debris in person? My jewelry is available at this Sanford location:

Divine Designs by Nancy, 92 Amarillo Ln

You can also find my jewelry in this Southwest Florida gallery:

Elizabet Bryant Art Gallery, 200 West Dearborn Street, Englewood, FL 34223

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Handmade Toggle Clasp

I've been making my own sterling silver hook and eye clasps for a couple of years, but until last month, I'd still been buying all of my toggle clasps.

sterling silver hook and eye clasp made by Vicky Last week I'd finished this sea glass pendant and decided on agate beads for the necklace. The only clasps I had in gold fill were those super tiny lobster clasps that I didn't think were large enough to go with this piece. I've never bought any other sort of clasps in the 14kt gold fill simply because of price... and I couldn't do my normal hook and eye clasp because I'd never bought wire larger than 21 gauge in the gold fill.

That's when I decided to try the beaded toggle... I'm so happy with the result, I've made earrings that look just like the circle part of the toggle clasp :)gold fill and agate bead toggle clasp made by Vicky


Miss Val's Creations said...

Beautiful work on the clasp. That is something I would love to do someday when time permits! There are so many creative ways to make a closure. ~Val

Almost Precious said...

Your clasps are beautiful. I also had never thought to make my own toggle clasps and I love the way you’ve made yours very unique by adding beads. That truly makes them a part of the necklace and people know it is handcrafted from toggle ring to toggle bar.