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A spiral hook clasp is easy to learn to make with our Beading Technique.
6 inches 18 gauge wire (dead soft Sterling Silver shown)
Chain Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
2.5 inch Polished Bench Block
Make a spiral as shown in the Spiral Head Pin technique steps 1-13.
Grasp the wire at the base of the spiral with the round nose pliers.
Pull the wire around the round nose pliers until it touches the spiral.
Grasp the spiral with the chain nose pliers. Make sure that part of the spiral is showing. Pull the wire down - forming it against the spiral.
Reposition the spiral in the chain nose pliers. Again, pull the wire down - forming it to the base of the spiral.
Using the base of the round nose pliers, grasp the wire directly above the spiral.
Pull the wire down and around the pliers until the wire touches the spiral.
Use the wire cutters to cut the end of the wire off at about the point when it meets the spiral.
Then grasp the end of the wire with the tips of the round nose pliers.
Slightly bend the wire back. This will put a soft bend in the wire and finish the hook.
Congratulations! You have made a spiral hook clasp.
To harden the clasp without changing its shape, place the clasp on a steel bench block. Then use a nylon hammer or plastic mallet. Hammer the clasp several times.
Hardening the clasp will help the clasp keep its shape.