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Craft an elegant S hook clasp with a little wire.
Wire (18 Gauge Sterling Silver Dead Soft Wire shown)
Small Wrap and Tap Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Plastic Mallet - optional
1-1/4 in. Rawhide Mallet - optional
1 in. Chasing Hammer - optional
Start with a piece of wire that has flush cuts on both ends. Grasp one end of the wire with the round nose pliers.
Rotate the pliers to form a small loop on one end of the wire.
Grasp the other end of the wire with the round nose pliers and make a small loop in the opposite direction from the first loop.
You now have a small loop on both ends of the wire. Make sure the loops are in opposite directions of each other.
Grasp the wire just above one the loops with of the Small Wrap and Tap Pliers.
The wire will be looped around the middle barrel of the Small Wrap and Tap Pliers.
Pull the wire back, down and around the pliers until the wire touches the loop.
Turn the wire over and grasp the wire just above the other small loop with the Small Wrap and Tap Pliers.
The wire will be looped around the middle barrel of the small wrap and tap pliers.
Pull the wire back, down and around the pliers until the wire touches the loop. Then remove the s hook from the pliers.
Congratulations, you have now completed an s hook.