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Today we're gonna make a Simple Hook Clasp. You're going to begin with a flush cut piece of either fourteen or sixteen gauged wire about 1 3/4 inches to 2 inches in length. Using the tip of the round nose pliers roll one end of the wire into a small loop. Grasp the wire about 1/8 inch away from the base of the small loop using the largest part of the three step wire looping pliers. Rotate the wire around and upward into a large loop until it meets the smaller loop you made earlier. Turn the piece around and use the tip of the round nose plier to grasp the other end of the wire. Roll that end away from you to create a smaller loop. Place the entire finished piece on the steel bench block. Using you're chasing hammer, hammer the top part of the clasp to give it a more decorative flare. This also work hardens it to give it strength. If you need to flatten the clasp you can either use a rubber mallet and a bench block or just a pair of nylon chain nose pliers. You can use this clasp with a large jump ring, split ring or a large link chain. Here's your finished clasp. Go to for all of your beading supplies needs!

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