by Summers Studio
I learned how to make this style of clasp from Lorelei Eurto. It's a simple way to make a focal out of a large ceramic button.
It's essentially a variation on an S style clasp. I used quite heavy gauge wire in this one, 16 gauge, so that I'd get a nice sturdy clasp that wouldn't warp under the stress of being worn. One of the problems I had with it though was that the button wobbled on the wire. But I had one of those eureka moments, which really do not happen often enough.
I used a smaller gauge wire and wound it back through the button holes to sturdy up the clasp. Now it looks a bit like the button is sewn on.
Want more details on how to make this type of clasp? Click here to go see Lorelei's excellent video of her technique.