How to Finish Beaded Crochet Rope Ends and Attach a Clasp

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Designer: Rachel Zaimont
Skill Level: Beginner
In this video you'll learn how to finish the ends of a bead crochet rope with eye pins and bead caps, so you can easily attach a clasp. This technique gives your crocheted jewelry a clean, polished look, and all you need to know is how to make a simple wire loop.
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hi this is rachel with beadaholique to show you how to finish the ends of a beaded crochet rope with wire loops so you can attach a clasp I have a few examples here this is a bracelet I did it's a crochet with pearls and I finished the rope with some tierracast cord ends and wire loop so I could attach a lobster clasp in this necklace I did a beaded crochet focal and I finished the ends of the rope with some bead caps and I was able to attach a few lengths of chain to the end so there are lots of ways you can use this technique so this is the necklace that I have in progress here I already did half as you can see and I basically entered the rope with some vintage bead caps and wire loops and I attach half of my clasp already so you'll see how it will look so here's what you'll need to do this technique you'll need some flush cutters you'll need some round nose and flat nose pliers you'll need a big eye needle and this is one of those really cool long needles where you open it up and it's just one big eye you'll need some thread snips you'll need some eye pins and you'll need some bead caps or cord ends that you like that matches your design and you'll need a clasp I have a couple sets of vintage hook and eye clasps here and you'll need some jump rings so let's get started the first thing you're going to do is take your big eye needle and let's say you just finished your crochet and you just cut it off of your spool so you have some thread ends here you'll take your big eye needle and string it onto one of your thread tails and you're going to take an eye pin and string it onto the needle and just slide it down to the end of your beadwork so this I pin is just going to sit right in the end of your rope it's just going to nestle in there in that last row of beads that you crocheted and now I'm just going to sew into my rope to secure that I pin in place and I'm just poking the needle right through the crochet rope and as you can see that thread will just disappear into your rope so now this I pin is attached it's just sticking right out of the end of your rope and I'm going to make a few more passes back and forth just to make sure it's secure and I'm actually going to sew back up at the top of my beadwork here and I'm going to make another pass through the eye of this eye pin here just to secure it even more so this will be the end of your rope that holds your clasp in place you want to make sure it's really nice and reinforced I'm going to keep sewing just back and forth through my crochet rope now I'm actually going to make a third pass through the eye of the eye pin why not and at this point you just want to keep sewing down through your rope weaving in this thread tail and when you feel like your thread tail is woven and enough just take your thread snips or scissors and cut off that extra thread so now you have your eye pins sticking out of the end of your crocheted rope and you're going to take your bead cap or your cord end and string it onto the eye pin and slide it down so it cuts the end of your beadwork and the next thing you're going to do is make a simple wire loop so take your pliers make a little bend in the wire and take your round nose and just make a loop and cut off the excess with flush cutters I'm just going to close that loop up and now the end of your rope has this wire loop on it so you can do anything you want with this you can dangle something from this Lukas it's going to be the focal of your necklace or as I'm going to do you can add a clasp so I'm going to take a jump ring and I already attached the eye closure of the hook and I set so I'm going to slide on the loop of my hook and just put that on the wire loop I just created and close up that jump ring and there you have it now my clasp is attached and that is how to finish the ends of a crochet rope with wire loops so you can attach a clasp or a focal or anything else you want to do for your design you can find all of these supplies at beadaholique.com thanks for watching you

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