Box Clasp

Intermediate project: make a functional and attractive clasp.

SKU# EP1474

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Here is a version of an unusual box catch that is quite easy to make. Most box catches have a trigger that pushes down on the catch, but this design eliminates that piece entirely. This would have seemed odd a few years ago, but now clasps like this are familiar from backpacks, bike helmets, and dozens of other applications. This clasp can be made in a wide range of sizes and proportions, so use these dimensions only as a point of reference. Basic soldering and safety knowledge is helpful in completing this project.
Required Materials: Length of tubing, sterling sheet, sawblades. See project for complete list.
Tools Needed: Files, soldering equipment, drill bit, anvil, separating disk, flex-shaft, jeweler???s saw. See project for complete list.
Techniques Used: Metalsmithing
Originally Published: Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, July 2002

SKU: EP1474

Author/Speaker/Editor: Tim McCreight

Format: eProject