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Art Bead Toggle Clasps

Why use a simple clasp when there is an art bead that can do the job!  Be creative, you can mix and match components for an even more customized design.  I like to add a tiny bit of chain or a few extra jump rings so that the toggle bar can easily fit through the hole. 

Another design tip: use fancy glass headpins like Cindy Gimbrone’s Double Dips to create a toggle bar for your clasp.

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  1. Reply
    Patricia Wood
    April 7, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    They are all so beautiful! Thanks for the tips and for sharing:)

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    NuminosityBeads
    April 7, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Great toggle ideas. You've given me impetus to start making my own. Now I know what today's project will be! They all looks so great displayed here.
    Kim

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    luthien
    April 7, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    wow!! what a beautiful selection!! i just love them all!!

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    TesoriTrovati
    April 7, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    These are way too pretty to hide in the back. They need to be an integral part of the design. Front and center!
    Thanks for sharing the inspiration!
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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    Janet
    April 7, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Ohh really fine wine toggles!I think I need to go shopping! Thank you for the lovely show.

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    Anna
    April 7, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    GREAT post – thanks! I love toggle and button clasps, and these are just wonderful!

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    Clr Patricia Ugo
    April 7, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    They´re all really beautiful.Love them.Thanks for sharing

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    Shawny
    April 8, 2010 at 8:17 am

    OMG! such a great Idea, I'm sooo trying this out.

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    m.e.
    April 8, 2010 at 9:47 am

    these are WONDERFUL!!!
    Thanks for sharing some super sources for "art" clasps !
    Nothing makes me more disappointed than to see a good design spoiled by a boring mass produced clasp!
    m.e.

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    maryharding
    April 8, 2010 at 11:10 am

    What a delightful array of toggle clasps. All so unique and inventive. I am so pleased to be included. Great post Heather.

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    Alice
    April 9, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing these unique toggle clasps with us!

  12. Reply
    peggy
    April 11, 2010 at 7:02 am

    these are beautiful!

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