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Welcome to How-To Tuesday – a new regular feature on Epheriell Designs. Each week I will publish a video showing you a skill or technique to help you with your jewellery making.

Video Tutorial

Text and Picture Tutorial

Tools & Materials:

  • Sterling Silver wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Round-nosed Pliers
  • Nylon and/or Planishing Hammer
  • Anvil/steel block

1. Cut two pieces of wire. Make sure to cut the ends flush.

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2. Using your pliers, make a tight loop in one end of the longer piece.

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3. Then take the end of the wire with the loop, and bend it back around on the thicker part of the pliers.

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4. Finally, make another loop in the other end of the wire, so that the two loops rest next to each other, as you can see here.

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5. With the other piece, we’re just going to make a figure-of-eight. The crucial thing is that the larger loop in this piece will fit over the end of your hook nicely.

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6. Finally, hammer your pieces to harden and strengthen them – and you can also hammer them for appearence!

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7. You now have your very own handforged clasp – enjoy!


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