Friday, May 2, 2014

How to Make Bead Woven Clasp Tutorials

By on Friday, May 02, 2014 3 Comments

Sure you can buy toggle clasps, but if you are a beader, why not bead weave a custom one to match your bracelet or even necklace design.  Here are some of my favorites, starting with a basic brick and peyote stitch video tutorial the Beadaholique. They have great tutorials and instructors.




 The Potomac Seed Company's video tutorial is different in that both sides of the clasp is accomplished with just peyote stitch.  As you can see, there is scope for embellishment around the outside of the round part.




Not a fan of video tutorials?  Then check out the step by step beaded toggle tutorial by Yvonne over on My Amari.   It's very clear.



This wonderful tutorial by Penelope over on Modern Minerals does away with the bar and emphasizes a button like focal.



If you are an experienced beader, then check out the toggle variations from the free downloadable PDF from les trésors d'ilde's. The PDF is both in French and English. 


Check out this Russian blog post for some amazing inspirational bead woven clasp designs!


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3 comments:

  1. I have always been amazed by the necklace (final picture) of unusually shaped toggles. I believe that was originally by Yoshi Marubashi, posted through the NY Bead Society.

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  2. Thanks for sharing that tidbit! It is always good to know who the innovator was.

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  3. I definitely want to give some of these a try. I'm always looking for different and unique clasps but hate spending a bundle on them - if you know what I mean. :)


    I am always in awe of the Russian beaders, their work is phenomenal.

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