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  • To clasp or not to clasp..

    Ive been making necklaces that are longer than the usual 15" that I make, some are kind of long enough to put over the head without it needing a clasp tho it would be a squeeze.
    Plus I have it in my head that ladies do thier hair, then may remeber they want to wear a necklace and its easier to put on a snug necklace with a clasp rather than squeeze it on ruining their hair.

    My question is, at what length would you stop putting a clasp in the necklace?

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  • #2
    if in doubt CLASP!

    unless the necklaces are 30"+ then I alsways clasp. they still have the option then to just pop it over their head!
    full time mum and very very part time crafter.


    • #3
      Great, thanks.I feel its a nicer way to finish a necklace, I will have to master a nice neat crimp and cover on any longer necklaces I attempt to make.
      Not looking forward to it as I feel there will be a gap where the wire can be seen as Id have to get the crimper in the small area.

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      • #4
        Anything that is a squeeze - clasp it.

        Anything that is long enough to fit easily over a bouffant hairdo of Marie Antoinette proportions, don't

        If you're not sure, then clasp it - that way, the customer has the choice

        "When I talk about belief, why do you always assume I'm talking about God?" Serenity


        • #5
          I put a clasp on nearly all of my necklaces, even the really long ones. I find my customes like the versitilty a clasp on a long necklace gives. Some of my necklaces can be worn wrapped 3 times round the neck, but only if a clasp is on the necklace.



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          • #6
            Just made the necklace, clasped it...then discovered id missed out some beads.Im not a happy bunny.


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