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Hook and Eye Clasps
Get hooked on this classic closure for necklaces, bracelets, and fashion designs. Most styles of hook clasps are sturdy enough to maintain a reliable hold on medium to heavyweight statement jewelry! Choose your size of hook clasp according to the weight it will need to hold: medium weight = medium clasp, heavy = large clasp. Choose the material of your hook and eye clasps based on the other materials you're using in your design. (Options include sterling silver, gold fill, enameled copper, pewter, plated zinc, plated brass, and more.) Brands offered include TierraCast, Nina Designs, JBB International, and others. Styles include classic hook-and-eye clasp sets, separate eyes, separate hooks, S hooks, e hooks, and Z hooks. See below for crimp-end hooks & eyes, plus project inspiration.
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Sterling silver (often stamped 925) is the standard for high-end silver jewelry and these clasps offer you beautiful ways to finish the ends of artisan necklaces, bracelets, and more. Sterling silver will tarnish over time, and can be oxidized now if you want a distressed look.
Gunmetal plating offers a dramatic deep gun blue to dark gray to shiny black finish on metal jewelry findings - which means that these gunmetal hook and eye clasps look stunning on custom jewelry. The core metal underneath the gunmetal finish consists of either pewter, zinc, or brass (listed in each item's details).
Silver plated hook and eye clasps give you the look of sterling silver jewelry findings without the cost. Keep in mind that silver plating typically tarnishes the same way solid silver tarnishes. Some styles come with an antiqued silver finish already applied, and you can oxidize bright and shiny clasps to achieve a distressed look if that's what you want. To keep silver plated components bright and shiny, polish with care to avoid wearing down the plating.
White plated finishes are similar in color to silver plate. They are slightly darker in color but generally will not tarnish, making white plated accessories much easier to maintain. Most silver colored costume jewelry is actually made with white plated jewelry findings.
Antiqued pewter plating on select hook clasps provides a medium grey finish that looks great on artisan jewelry.
Hook and eye clasps with a gold plating allow you to make gold colored jewelry without the cost of using karat gold components. A thin layer of gold is fused to a pewter or zinc core to give you a bright and shiny gold finish on a sturdy clasp.
Antiqued brass is a warm and inviting metal finish that simulates the look of distressed brass.
S hooks have open hooks on both ends of the finding.
"e" clasps by TierraCast are perfect for finishing leather straps, ribbon and woven seed beads.
Z hooks are also great for leather, ribbon, and other wide, flat cording.
S-Hook and Treble Hook clasps by Weave Got Maille are crafted from 18-gauge copper wire. The vivid enamel colors match the hues of other Weave Got Maille findings, including their jump rings. Weave Got Maille's clasps work great for finishing the ends of a wide variety of bracelet and necklace styles - they're not just chain maille supplies. These clasps are softer than our other clasps, and are easy to re-shape as desired.