How to Stitch Custom Clasps (Video Download)

Join artist and author Melinda Barta in 10 watch-and-learn lessons as she shows you step-by-step how to finish your beaded jewelry with handmade toggles, rings, buttons and loops, snaps, and more.
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Now available for download! Make creative closures for your beaded jewelry!

Give your jewelry the professional look and durability it deserves with custom clasps.

Join artist and author Melinda Barta in 10 watch-and-learn lessons as she shows you step-by-step how to finish your beaded jewelry with handmade toggles, rings, buttons and loops, snaps, and more.

No more custom beaded designs with stock findings! Set your jewelry apart from the rest and finish your beaded jewelry off in style!

Download your copy of this exciting video to:

  • Get started the right way with a comprehensive tools and materials overview.
  • Boost your beadwork skills with techniques in peyote, herringbone, right-angle weave, and more.
  • Incorporate, hide, or enhance your closures for flawless one-of-a-kind designs.
  • Skip the guesswork with easy-to-see diagrams and illustrations of thread paths.
  • Take your jewelry to the next level with expert advice for designing your own custom jewelry with handmade closures.
  • And more!

Watch 91 minutes of exciting beadwork essentials on your own time. This ultimate beadwork resource allows you to start and stop when it’s convenient for you. Get a front-row seat to this master jewelry-making class you can watch again and again!

SKU: EP3132

Author/Speaker/Editor: Melinda Barta

Format: Standard Definition Video

Table of Contents
  • Crimping
  • Protecting Your Thread
  • Buttons & Loops
  • Tubular Peyote Rings
  • Working With Wire
  • Snaps
  • Magnetic Clasps
  • Other Closure Options
  • Designing For Closures
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About the Author

MELINDA BARTA is editor of Beadwork, author of the best-selling books Custom Cool Jewelry and Hip to Stitch, and coauthor of Mixed Metals (Interweave). See her Custom Cool department in each issue of Beadwork and other video workshops, including Beadwork: Peyote Stitch—Basics and Beyond, Beadwork: Herringbone Stitch—Basics and Beyond, and How to Stitch Beaded Bezels.

SKU: EP3132

Author/Speaker/Editor: Melinda Barta

Format: Standard Definition Video

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Customer Reviews

Sometimes print is better Review by Nancy
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I was a bit disappointed with this video, since most of the examples I already knew how to do. I bought it because I thought there would be something on attaching commercial clasp. There was a bit, but not enough on how to actually attach them.

I really would like to see the videos include a file of the diagrams of thread paths that a person could print out. It can be very frustrating trying to find that little bit you have to see again.

If you are just starting with beading, this (and all of Melinda's) is a good place to start.

(Posted on 5/14/2014)

(Posted on 5/14/2014)

Excellent buy! Review by Terry
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Wonderful video filled with good advice. A very good tutorial which is easy to follow

(Posted on 3/10/2014)

(Posted on 3/10/2014)

Great video resource Review by Mary
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Customizing your clasps can totally ramp up a design. Melinda is a very relaxed teacher and the video is informative and fun. Recommend to all levels of beaders!

(Posted on 12/3/2013)

(Posted on 12/3/2013)

Best video for learning to make clasps Review by Wendy

This video is informative, easy to follow and has great tips and projects. I can't count the number of times I have gone back to this video for inspiration.

(Posted on 7/7/2013)

(Posted on 7/7/2013)

Excellent Review by Roxanne

Melinda explains clasps of every nature. She is a natural teacher, showing a lot of tips and tricks with good camera coverage. Well worth the price.

(Posted on 6/14/2013)

(Posted on 6/14/2013)