Posted By: rose123
July 22, 2013
Nice small grooved clasp which works with anything and is shinier than the picture.
A bit pricey, but I got it on special.
If I may suggest to kmkl below, to restring her piece and do a loop on each side the same size as the loop on the toggle, without attaching it to the toggle or the clasp.
Then use as many open jump rings the same size as the loop as required to be able to pass the bar through the loop.
To balance the pattern, add open jump rings on the clasp side as well, but probably fewer then the other side as some are hidden when the bar is attached.
The secret is to use the correct number of open jump rings and the right size on each side to balance the piece so it look like it all fits together without seeing just the open rings. It is a delicate balance.
Adding open jump rings makes the clasp easier to attach and also give you flexibility to attach your bracelet or necklace, so it alleviates the strain on the string every time you tie it, so it lasts longer.
You should always add at least one or two jump rings to any clasp type for that reason, anyway.
It is always easier to change jump rings than to restring a whole piece through use.
Hope it helps!
Posted By: klkm
Beautiful but hard to fastenJune 17, 2012
This is a beautiful, bright, high-quality clasp, but it's difficult to fasten. I used it to make a bracelet with Swarovski 14mm twist beads, 10mm baroque pearls, and 6mm silver-plated crystal roundelles. While it looks great with these beads (echoing the size and shape of the twist beads), I had to create a large-ish loop when fastening the beading wire to the bar end to allow enough room to put the bar through the 8.5mm opening. It would be easier to fasten with smaller beads (my strand ended w/ the 6mm roundelle), but I feel like the clasp would visually overwhelm smaller beads. So, although it's very pretty, I probably wouldn't purchase again.
Posted By: Yumgirl
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