I felt rather smug with myself when I bought some traditional Oriental frog closure buttons thinking I would make some fun clasps for mixed media necklaces.  They have languished in my supply boxes ever since!

However, Melanie over at the Artzy Creation blog  had a much better idea - make an entire necklace out of frog fasteners! What fun! They are cleverly sewn together at strategic spots.

Melanie had the good fortune to come across a whole bag of them going for a song in a shop bin. You can also make your own frog fasteners. The frogs used above consist of the Chinese clover leaf knot paired with a ball or button knot. 

Clover leaf knot tutorial

Crochet enthusiasts can also quickly hook up lots with Robyn's Crochet by Faye's tutorial.  It's quite simple as you only need to know how to chain.

Katy over at No Big Dill has a fast frog closure tutorial using ric rac to form flowers.  Great photos and post which also highlight frog closures Oriental influence.

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