To make the hook part of the hook and eye finding, you will first fold a 5-inch piece of 20-24-gauge wire in half and push the sides together with your fingers. Leave space between the wires up near the fold.
Cut a 2-inch piece of wire. Insert the wire through the folded loop, and slide the folded wire between the two pegs underneath the teardrop shaped peg.
Pull the double wire counterclockwise around the third peg. Then, pull the wire clockwise around the teardrop shaped peg. Keep the two wires snug together.
Continue wrapping the double wire counterclockwise around the bottom peg. Remove the 2-inch piece of wire from the fold in the double wire.
Use the pusher tool on the larger peg to carefully push down where the wires overlap.
You can either trim the ends off at the base of the loops, or wrap the two ends around the straight portion of the wire next to the loop.
To make the eye part of the hook and eye finding, you will first position a 4-inch piece of wire across the finding form as shown.
Bring the right side of the wire up and wrap it counterclockwise around the top peg.
Wrap the same wire clockwise around the adjacent peg.
Use the pusher tool on the peg to carefully push down where the wires overlap.
Hold across the loop with chain nose pliers and wrap the wire on the left around the intersection between the two loops.
Wrap the second wire in the same direction as the previous wire to make a complete wrap.
Use flush cutters to trim off the wire ends. If needed, use chain nose pliers to squeeze the wire ends and tuck them down into position.
Congratulations, you have created a hook and eye clasp using a findings form!
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