A New Clasp

You know that you are addicted to beads when the highlight of your day is seeing a new clasp! I have just come across a new style of clasp that I hadn’t come across before. EXCITING!!

For most people this is pretty boring stuff but I hope that there is some clasp connoisseurs out there that are a little like me and will appreciate this post!

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Originally I thought it was just a normal ball clasp but when I looked closer I saw that it was slightly different. There is no little lever to open the clasp and you have to push and twist on one of the sides to open it.

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The little piece that comes out is actually cemented into the pearl and the thread loops right through in a tidy little groove.

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This is a great way of attaching a clasp because you eliminate the wear and friction that you usually get when the thread and gimp is loosely looped through the clasp.

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It was really easy to reattach and knot and the finished result looked really neat.

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The clasp is stamped STAHL PS which I believe is a German brand of jewellery. This may be a bespoke clasp that they have designed themselves but I am going to keep an eye out to see if I can source any. Let me know if you see anything out there!

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