Kate Richbourg's Wire Hook Clasp , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin. Findings, Clasps, Components, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop. This wire hook comes in handy in all sorts of jewelry situations.
Wire Hook Clasp
by Kate Richbourg
  • Category: Findings
  • Technique(s): Making Findings, Making Loops
  • Skill Level: Beginner
This wire hook comes in handy in all sorts of jewelry situations. A perfect finish to handmade chain or wire wrap it onto the end of a leather necklace. Choose 18 to12-gauge wire for this hook, depending on how heavy you want it to be. Make a matching two-loop eye as in the last photo to complete the set.

Materials

18 Gauge Square Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-18SQD
  • Lesson Quantity: 3.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $1.37
  • Gold Club Price: $1.03
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Tools

Round Nose Wire Plier
G2-507
  • G2-507
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Chain Nose Wire Plier
G2-508
  • G2-508
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Multi-Size Wrap 'N' Tap Pliers, Small Barrels
PLR-746.02
  • PLR-746.02
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $29.95
  • Gold Club Price: $22.46
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Bench Block Helper with Steel and Nylon Blocks
DAP-500.30
  • DAP-500.30
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $29.95
  • Gold Club Price: $22.46
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Flat Face Chasing Hammer with Wood Handle - Economy
G3-14
  • G3-14
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $11.57
  • Gold Club Price: $8.68
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Marker -extra fine
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
12 Inch Stainless Steel Ruler
G7-30
  • G7-30
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.23
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Instructions
Step 1
Working from the end of your wire, use a round nose pliers to make a loop at the end of the wire..
Kate Richbourg's Wire Hook Clasp  - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Findings, Clasps, Components, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Round nose pliers used on copper wire.
Step 2
Measure 3/8" from the loop and mark with permanent marker.
Kate Richbourg's Wire Hook Clasp  - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Findings, Clasps, Components, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Using Marker on copper wire
Step 3
Using the medium wrap and tap pliers, grip the wire on the mark with the largest barrel and loop the wire up and over the pliers, forming a hook.
Kate Richbourg's Wire Hook Clasp  - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Findings, Clasps, Components, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Copper wire wrapped on 3 step pliers
Step 4
Use the permanent marker to make a mark on the wire even with the center of the loop.
Kate Richbourg's Wire Hook Clasp  - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Findings, Clasps, Components, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Use Marker on copper wire to mark measurements
Step 5
Use a flush cutter to cut the remaining wire away at the mark you just made. Grip the tip of the hook and bend it at a slight angle.
Kate Richbourg's Wire Hook Clasp  - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Findings, Clasps, Components, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Use flush cutter to copper wire.
Kate Richbourg's Wire Hook Clasp  - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Findings, Clasps, Components, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Using Flat Nose Plier bend end
Step 6
Place the hook on a bench block and tap lightly using a chasing hammer to flatten the hook slightly. This step also work hardens the hook to make it stronger for wear. File the tip of the hook smooth.
Kate Richbourg's Wire Hook Clasp  - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Findings, Clasps, Components, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Using chasing hammer and bench block
Step 7
Place the hook on a bench block and tap lightly using a chasing hammer to flatten the hook slightly. This step also work hardens the hook to make it stronger for wear. File the tip of the hook smooth.
Congratulations! You've made your first Wire Hook Clasp.
Kate Richbourg's Wire Hook Clasp  - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Findings, Clasps, Components, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Using Chain nose or bent nose pliers to open loop
Kate Richbourg's Wire Hook Clasp  - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Findings, Clasps, Components, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Attach to leather cord