Description: There are several
ways to make Jewelry Clasps, using buttons,
beads, and/or decorative knots. On this page are
a few techniques frequently used in Macrame as
well as Micro-Macrame designs.
The image above shows a simple loop/button knot
closure. The loop is formed as you begin
to tie the knots for the jewelry item. The
button knot is tied in the last step.
Update: The Buttonhole Clasp has
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Clasp is a vintage design
that can be used to form a sturdy loop.
It's made with the Vertical Larks Head
bead, or round knot is placed at the
other end of the design. It passes
through the opening in the clasp.
clasps are very
popular. After you make the
bracelet, you use a separate piece of
material to tie one or more knots around
all the ends.
finished, you stretch the bracelet open,
fit your hand through, and pull on the
ends to close.
is a very unique type of sliding
constructed so you only need to pull one
end to close the bracelet.
Sliding Bead Clasp
A quick and easy way to make jewelry clasps is
to use a beadinstead
of a knot.A button
can also be used in this same manner.
You need abead
with a hole large enough for all
the cords to pass through (from both
For jewelry designs where several cords are
used, you can finish
off most of the ends, so only 2 - 4
pass through the bead.
Make a circle
with the bracelet or necklace.
Pass the ends coming from the right
through the bead.
The ends coming from the left should be
passed through in the opposite direction.
Tie tight Overhand
knots to prevent the cords from sliding
out of the clasp.
These knots should be placed 1 to 2
inches from the bead, so you can open
Loop + Button Clasps
clasps should look like part of the
overall design. You can tie the knots so
there is a small loop at one end.
When you get
to the opposite end, attach a button or
bead to the cords.
many knots that can be used to make
these types of jewelry clasps.
Knot, also called the
Diamond Knot, can be made with or
without the loop. It's frequently
used in Paracord Bracelets. It can
be made with one cord, or with two.
Two of the Alpine
Knots have loops at the
top, so are good choices for loop clasps.
This one is the Alpine Butterfly
Metal Jewelry Clasps
You can, of course, purchase clasps for
jewelry. Most are made of metal, and there
are many types available.
Here are three examples:
Clasps are by far the most common
type used in Micro-Macrame projects.
They come in many shapes.
Beads has a wide selection
of pewter clasps, including the Mermaid
Clasp shown here.
Clasp has a clip that fits into a
round or square frame.
It will usually have several loops where
you attach cord material.
Clasp has a ring or other shape
for one end, with a bar for the other end
of a jewelry design.
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