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Make Fold-Over Clasp

Make Jewelry Fold-Over Clasp / Catch - US$18

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Make Fold-Over Clasp / Catch

This tutorial teaches in precise detailed pictorials the steps to follow:

  • - Layout and length
  • - Make hinge
  • - Solder
  • - Examples of designs
  • This tutorial can be made in a standard smithing workshop. You will need:
  •  - Metal : silver or gold or other

You will receive :

  • -- 16 Pictures and illustrations
  • --  8 Pages of detailed instructions
  • -- Personalized tips on tools and techniques
Make fold-over clasp tutorial
Tutorial instruction on making a catch
Fold-over catch for titanium watch
Titanium and gold watch fold-over clasp

These fold-over clasps / catches are available commercially, but that does not mean there is never a need to have to make one which is relatively straight forward. What makes these clasps very versatile is that they can be used in chains, bracelets and watches. They are one of the strongest and most reliable catches that can be made. The other benefit is that they are easy to operate. The aesthetics of the fold-over clasp can be modified to reflect the designs of the jewelry piece as shown in the examples. However the principle of the basic making method of the catch remains the same. This leaves a wide scope for your own creative designs.

Make an elaborate fold-over clasp design

Elaborate fold-over clasp design

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