7 best bracelet clasps for your wire crochet jewelry

February 14, 2017 49 Comments

7 best bracelet clasps for your wire crochet jewelry

The YoolaCuff bracelet pattern is in my view one of the best beginners pieces I have, the ISK starter used is rather large, so it  is easier to get that hang of the ISK wire crochet technique .

layering Cuff Bracalet

In an idyllic world I would only design jewelry that require no findings, clasps are such a nightmare if you are not a metal smith, and even if you are thee is always the mystery in how to connect the knitted piece to the clasp without too much difficulty and preparations, because after all we are here to wire crochet ! that's where the fun is, at least for me. 

When it comes to bracelets it is no different, there are numerous solutions, generic off shelf clasps, simple solutions you can handmade and more complicated ones you can metal smith, all you have to do is pick the bracelet clasp that meets your taste and capabilities.

In this article, I will go over the 7 Best bracelet clasps I can suggest that require no special tools or knowledge, only either off shelf or wire based clasps.

 

No. 1 - 8 rows tube clasp - Slide lock clasp

A generic yet great looking clasp that I include in my YoolaCuff kit, it is available in several finishes, but you have to be careful when ordering online, since there is a wide variety of qualities. It took me a long time to source the clasps I currently use in my kits.

In addition to plated base metal, this design is also available in precious metals such as Sterling silver, gold filled or solid gold.

The advantage of the Slide lock clasp are : it doesn't open easily and therefor less likely to open up and get lost. Design wise, I like it not being rather delicate and not too chunky and , third , it is rather light 

But it is not perfect, its disadvantage is that some people find it hard to put on without someone else help.

over all its a good classic solution for a wire crocheted cuff Bracelet.  

 Rose gold cuff Bracelet Slide Lock Clasp

 

No. 2 - 6 rows Magnetic clasp

The 8 rows magnetic claps is very similar to the Slide lock claps, It is connected to the mesh the same way, but the big difference is it closes with a magnet and not a slide lock, which means its easier to wear it on your own. But it has the disadvantageous of a magnetic clasp, magnets stick to metals, so if you come into contact with some metals, such as convention hall chairs, you might find it inconvenient when the clasp sticks with the metal handle of the chair.  It is also not recommended for use by people who are using pacemakers.

but again, it is super easy to put on and off the bracelet ...

Magnetic Clasp

 

No. 3 - Magnetic claps

This claps is originally designed for leather bracelets , the knitted piece is glued to the hidden inner concave of the clasp, it gives the bracelet a nice clean finish, and for those of you that struggle connecting the mesh stitches to the loops, this is ideally.

Make sure to use a well ventilated room because the glue fumes can be toxic and double check that you connect the ends in the right direction so the bracelet doesn't accidentally Twists, it happened to me once, so im just saying  ....

magnetic bracelet clasp

magnetic clasp bracelet

 

No. 4 - Handmade Wire Clasp 

Handmade wire bracelet clasp

There is nothing I like better than making my own clasps .... 

With my love to wires this would always be my first material choice, in this case these are hammered hard sterling wires, folded and twists to create a locket. I made this one years back from when I didn't know where to source ready clasps and did classic crochet ...  Personally I'm very fond of it !

wire bracelet clasp

 

No. 5 - Ribbon Crimp ends

The crimp clasps are very common, they are easy to assemble, all you have to do is crimp them over the ends of your knitted piece  and connect a short chain and a clasp.

Personally they are not my favorite, but considering how affordable and simple to use they are, they made it into one of my 7 best bracelet clasps team, another one of its advantages is that you don't have to plan an accurate size for your bracelet, It can be adjusted when worn.

olive green bracelet  with crimp clasps

 

No. 6 - Single swirl clasp

The single swirl clasp is hand made very easily, but requires you to reduce the knitting diameter until you have an end loop to which you can connect the swirls on both ends of the bracelet.

Single Swirl Clasp

 

No. 7  - Double swirl clasp

Alternatively to The Single Swirl clasp (no.6), if you wish to keep the bracelet at its full width, you can attached swirls on both ends of the Bracelet.

 Swirl clasp bracalet

swirl clasp bracelet

This is my team of the 7 best bracelet clasp for your wire crochet jewelry !

which is yours  ?

Post your favorite below for a chance to win a limited edition ISK set in CLEAR PLUS a draw plate and a hook :)

Limited edition clear ISK setDraw Plate

How do I participate ?

Post your favorite option : No 1 to 7 below, Share the post on your social media to win extra points, 1 for each social media you share it on.

Posts are moderated so they dont show up immediately. 

I will pick a random winner On Feb 28th 2017, the winner will be announced on March 1st 2017.

Enjoy ....

Yael aka Yoola

 

 
 
 

 




49 Responses

Cheryl
Cheryl

June 02, 2017

I like the side lock the best, it’s really secure, neat and clean and my next choice ribbon crimp ends.

Joanne
Joanne

May 29, 2017

I think the slide lock is the cleanest look and that one is my favourite.

Liz Salo
Liz Salo

March 16, 2017

Number three for me!

Debbie Beechy
Debbie Beechy

March 01, 2017

I like 5 and 1.

martha gallardo
martha gallardo

February 27, 2017

and #5 I love it!!!!!????
Lisa Strum
Lisa Strum

February 24, 2017

I prefer 1 and 2 and think 3 is also a great choice clasp.

Ana
Ana

February 23, 2017

Well, I used 1 and 5 but this proposals look cool to me so I will try them too!! :) love the blog!!

Darby Lohrding
Darby Lohrding

February 23, 2017

I’m going to try #7 – something different and I think I’d know if one came undone before the other had a chance to do the same!!!

Michele Valenti
Michele Valenti

February 23, 2017

Good morning,
I like the hand made options #4, 6 and 7.

shira azer
shira azer

February 23, 2017

I like the number 5, have not yet tried, interesting color combination.

DALYA
DALYA

February 22, 2017

i like number 7 tnx

H Rose
H Rose

February 22, 2017

I like several of them but #6 is my favorite because I like the piece to be homemade start to finish and still look classy.

Inge
Inge

February 22, 2017

Je préfère no. 7 ?!

Lorraine Gonda
Lorraine Gonda

February 22, 2017

Number 3 is my favorite. It is a great contemporary element that adds to the design & also is easy to open & close. I really like all of the magnetic clasps. They each add a different design element that is a main component to the overall designs.

Debbie
Debbie

February 22, 2017

I like the magnetic clasps, #2 and #3. To my eyes, it’s a neater finish.

Jane
Jane

February 22, 2017

I like #7. I haven’t used a clasp like that yet.

Berenice
Berenice

February 22, 2017

Those are super nice and cute!

Patrizia
Patrizia

February 22, 2017

Mi piacciono molto le chiusure magnetiche. La numero 3 è splendida, ma amo anche l’originalità e le cose fatte a mano. La chiusura n. 4 le racchiude entrambe! Complimenti!

Evette
Evette

February 22, 2017

I love #2. Your work is awesome. :)

Yosefa R Huber
Yosefa R Huber

February 19, 2017

I like the clean look of #3 and how the design can go right up to the clasp without the gaps you get with the 6 or 8 row clasps, and no having to match the number of rows in the bracelet to the holes. For less expensive jewelry I like the idea of the ribbon crimp for ease of use and adjustability.

Sonja Schroedter
Sonja Schroedter

February 19, 2017

I love the Magnetic clasps :-)
Rhea Alexis M Banks
Rhea Alexis M Banks

February 18, 2017

My favorite is No 2 – 6 row magnetic clasp. I love magnetic clasps and the width. Also, love that it will be easy to get on and off.

Peggy Cohen
Peggy Cohen

February 16, 2017

Hi Yael , my favorite is#1,makes me feel safe to wear. Although I love#7 it makes the bracelet “move”,it is softer,

Elaine
Elaine

February 15, 2017

I like the convenience of the magnet (#2) especially for bracelets that I have to put on by myself.

Sue
Sue

February 15, 2017

My favorite is No 2 – the 6 row magnetic clasp. I prefer magnetic clasps on most of my bracelets as it makes it easier to get on and off. I also think that it gives the bracelet a cleaner finished look. I love your designs and am in awe of how often you come up with something new. Thank you for sharing with us.

dikla ohana
dikla ohana

February 15, 2017

Hi yoola,
my favorite is no 3.
Its look elegance and I love that it shown the stiches.

Monica Seres
Monica Seres

February 15, 2017

My favorite is clasp No. 7. I will try the 4th one too. Have a great day :)

Ruth Kraicer
Ruth Kraicer

February 15, 2017

I like numbers 2 & 3

Nechama Braun
Nechama Braun

February 15, 2017

Mine is #5.
The most elegabt way to end your bracelet kniting.
No. 2 is has also a nice ending.

Anja Schneider
Anja Schneider

February 15, 2017

Hi! Meine Favoriten sind 3 & 6
Noch nicht ausprobiert aber gefällt mir am besten.
Liebe Grüße
Anja

Amie
Amie

February 14, 2017

My favorite is #2.

Ayana April
Ayana April

February 14, 2017

Thanks Yael for this great list! There are so many options to try now. I really appreciated the description for clasp #3. I’ve seen these before and wanted to use them on bracelets but was never sure how to attach crocheted/knitted pieces to them. Glue makes perfect sense! I can’t wait to try it! Otherwise I’m a big fan of #1 and #2 and would like to give #4 a try.

Amy
Amy

February 14, 2017

I like the professional, modern look of clasp #3. It could also be a focal point of the bracelet if it were worn on top of the wrist.

Charlotte Schimpff
Charlotte Schimpff

February 14, 2017

I would use number one because after all of the work that I did creating the bracelet I would want my work to show and I would rather attach it to the finding then glue and have a chance of it coming off later after it is sold or given away.

theresa wasserman
theresa wasserman

February 14, 2017

love the sleek look and magnetic
Michelle B
Michelle B

February 14, 2017

I like #1, the side lock clasp the best. I am totally intrigued by your hand made clasp though. I will be giving that a try. I love the look.
I have used magnetic clasps before and lost my bracelet. I stay away from them now, especially in winter when I am constantly putting on and taking off layers that catch the clasps.
Thanks for the post :)

Krista Stenhaug
Krista Stenhaug

February 14, 2017

I love # 4!

Rebecca Loewenthal
Rebecca Loewenthal

February 14, 2017

The clasp I’ve used most often is #1.
But the clasp that interests me the most is #7
Thanks for the ideas!

Veronica
Veronica

February 14, 2017

My favorite is 1. It’s really nice and helpful to have so many other options! :)

Linda
Linda

February 14, 2017

I would choose #3 as I’ve used a magnetic clasp and I found it very easy to put on and off. Yael, thanks for the giveaway!

Patricia
Patricia

February 14, 2017

I love slide lock clasps, but if I was in a bind I would use the ribbon clasps.

Kathleen Ruth
Kathleen Ruth

February 14, 2017

My favorite is number 6 – the single swirl clasp. I think it is very versatile and can be used for a number of different jewelry items. (I also REALLY like making my own findings!)
I haven’t yet tried any magnetic clasps and I DO like the look of number 4 – your handmade clasp. I think I will give that one a try soon!
(I shared this post on Google +, Facebook, and Twitter!)

Joëlle
Joëlle

February 14, 2017

Bonjour Yael, j’aime le n°6 pour son élégance et je le trouve pratique pour sa facilité a mettre et à défaire..

Danielle Petit
Danielle Petit

February 14, 2017

Mine is #1.

VirginiaK
VirginiaK

February 14, 2017

Thank you for this very helpful list. Despite the drawbacks, I’d say the magnetic is my favorite because I don’t have to find my glasses – or my husband – to put it on!

Lynn Lax
Lynn Lax

February 14, 2017

I like number 2

Kirsten Reiners
Kirsten Reiners

February 14, 2017

they are all nice, but I think I would go with n. 7 if I was making a bracelet ;-)

Mandy Atkinson
Mandy Atkinson

February 14, 2017

I much prefer the last option, the 2 hooks! Because when I have spent so much time and care crocheting the cuff, it is a shame to add a clasp that is made by machine! It is relatively easy for even a beginner to make their own hooks and very few tools are required, which (in my view) makes the hooks the best option of all!

Maggie Skinner
Maggie Skinner

February 14, 2017

Hi Yael, mine is number 1, I use the slide lock clasp all the time as they come in a variety of sizes and great for different size cuff bracelets.
I do like the magnectic clasps they are next on my list to tried, I think they give a fabulous finish.

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