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Making Locking Clasp for a Wire Choker

Making a Cylinder Locking Clasp for a Wire Choker - US$23

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Making a cyclinder locking clasp for a wire choker

This tutorial is a  step by step instruction with easy to follow pictorials and detailed illustrations and covers:

  • - Making a slot in a tube
  • - Making the hinge part
  • - Locking pin 
  • - Attach choker ends
  • This tutorial can be made in a standard smithing workshop. You will need:
  •  - Silver or any metal of your choice

You will receive :

  • -- 46 Pictures and illustrations
  • -- 22 Pages of detailed instructions
  • -- Bench tips on tools and techniques
Soldering the catch on cylinder clasp
Solder catch on cylinder 
Making hinge for locking clasp
Hinge on locking clasp.

This step by step tutorial on making a cylinder clasp  or tube catch is a very secure and  well suited to a wire choker. You can adapt the size to closely match the choker thickness. This choker sits elegantly around the neck and follows the curvature with some flexibility. This locking clasp is ideally suited for designer pieces. You will be shown how to attach the cylinder clasp to the choker as part of this tutorial.

These catches can vary from 2 mm up to 6 mm, depending on the thickness of the choker.

The fabricated locking clasp for a wire choker

The fabricated cylinder clasp with locking pin ready to be attached to a wire choker.

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