Daily Wire Tip March 26: Making Hook and Eye Fasteners

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Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip
March 26, 2010


How do you make your own hook and eye fastener for use on a necklace?


Sherrie Lingerfelt and I made several free video tutorials that can help you with these techniques. Here is one that shows how to make a hook, how to make a hook and this one shows how to make a figure 8 component, which works well as an ‘eye’ for the previous hook: Figure 8 video.

Of course, you can also make a large jump ring to use as an ‘eye’ as well: https://wire-sculpture.com/jewelry-making-blog/188/making-jump-rings

Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong

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    Alex Netherton

    March 27, 2010 at 1:14 am

    I find that the people I sell to are often rather active, so the figure 8 loop doesn’t work. I make a wrapped figure 8 loop that will hold no matter the activity.

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    Leah Wilson

    February 15, 2011 at 10:32 am

    I have never seen a wrapped figure 8. Can you tell me how to make one? Thanks.

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      February 15, 2011 at 11:08 am

      Hi Leah, Sherrie did a nice Free video tutorial, showing how to make a Figure 8, you can watch it here: Making a Figure Eight Component