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Topic: How Do I Close This Clasp?  (Read 902 times)
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« on: January 29, 2005 04:54:55 PM »

How does this clasp close?  I'm confused.   Huh

« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2005 05:53:44 PM »

Hi there -- I've used clasps similar to that for my own necklaces in the past (big size clasps though --  good for ancient cranky hands/fingers like mine!).

This is really just a big hook-and-eye type clasp.  I like mine to go with the hook side flat against the neck -- the hook sticks upward -- and then the 'eye' or open-ring part slips over the hook -- exactly as you have it pictured.

Depending I suppose on the overall size of the clasp (and-or possibly also the size of the hook or how far it sticks out), I've also seen people wear it sort of the opposite way ... ... that is, with the hook down against the neck instead of facing upward.  I'm trying to picture how a clothing hook & eye clasp is usually sewn on ... think it goes with the hook *down* ...  right?  If so, that may be why you're a bit confused.

Only thing I've found with this style is that sometimes it can slip apart quite easily -- rather more easily than, for example, a bra hook-and-eye.  To help prevent this & make the closure a bit more secure, I might use pliers (tips wrapped with soft cloth or masking tape) to gently press the hook down a bit from the back curve along the length of the hook to its tip. However, a hook that's too 'closed' can result in the wearer having to tug too hard to get the eye over (or under) the hook, which puts the whole clasp and also the crimps, knots etc under strain.
« Last Edit: January 29, 2005 05:56:10 PM by Ayn » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2005 09:33:50 PM »

Thanks so much, Ayn.  I think I need to pull the hook part out some because the pieces weren't fitting together and that's probably why I'm so confused!  I appreciate the help!
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2005 10:19:36 PM »

You're very welcome, Angelwing75.  Hmm ... I always needed my hooks like that more closed, you need yours more 'open' a bit ... nothing's evvvver easy is it?!
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