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Make a Spring Ring Clasp

Making a Spring Ring Clasp / Bolt Ring Catch  - US$27

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Make Spring Ring Clasp

This tutorial will teach you in precise detail and easy to follow steps and shows you:

  • - Bending hollow tubing
  • - Solder rings and end caps
  • - Make stainless steel spring
  • This tutorial can be made in a standard smithing workshop. You will need:
  •  - Metal : silver or gold or other
  •  - Stainless steel wire

You will receive :

  • -- 48 Pictures and illustrations
  • -- 24 Pages of detailed instructions
  • -- Bench tips on tools and techniques
How to bend a hollow tube
Bending hollow tubing. 
Soldering the end ring cap
Preparing to solder the pin to the cup.

Most chains, necklaces, pearls and bracelets need a method of closing and securing the ends together.
There are many closing mechanism available from jewelry tool and findings suppliers. To achieve a unique custom design look for your chain, you can make your own spring ring clasp with embellishments to compliment the chain. Making a spring ring clasp involves the bending of hollow tubing and making stainless steel wire spring.

Make Spring Ring Clasp / Bolt Ring Catch

The bolt ring catch completed and ready to use on a heavy linked chain.

Suggested Follow-up Projects

or select other jewelry making projects from Jewelry Making Class List

Recommended Tool Tips / Videos for this project

Here is an instruction on how to make your own tubing.
This video shows the bending of hollow tube.
And in this video part 2 bending different sizes, shapes and metal tubing. 

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