This week I set out to find beaded clasps and tutorials for sale on ETSY. For my beadweaving friends there are many tutorials to choose from. Here are just a few of my favorites.
This one I have always wanted to try but alas wire and I are not good friends! Cynthia of Jewelry Tales is an amazing artist and really thinks out of the box.
And if you are totally looking for a Rockstar clasp. Check out Heather Collins's tutorial!
These are from Mikki Ferrugiaro. I have worked with Mikki's patterns and she writes excellent tutorials in fact this first one is on my wish list.
For my friends that are not beadweavers the selection of clasps to purchase are not really there. This perplexed me. I know that I love beaded clasps and the ability to make them. I also love hand made clasps that many of my favorite artists create. Why is there not a selection of beaded clasps for other artists to use? This poses a big question. Is it that there is not a market for them? Not that I am ready to jump in feet first but I would like to know what you think. Or am I just so into the beadweaving I am assuming too much into the uniqueness of them?
Here are a few pieces of mine that I use beaded clasps in.
|A peyote ring with a toggle|
|Simple beaded loop for the button|
|Another peyote ring toggle|
|A fun hidden snap clasp|
|a flat peyote circle to mimic the rest of the design.|
What are your opinions? Would you like to be able to purchase a beaded clasp for your own work?
Hope you are having a great day