|by Barbara Bechtel|
|My favorite and most often used type of clasp.|
Because the clasp is usually the last piece added, although you may have planned the piece out in its entirety, the clasp is usually the finishing touch becoming the signature, much as a painter signs his piece at its completion.
|Adding different closures with a standard clasp can help you switch up the look while still maintaining a signature style.|
Many artists sign their work with a personalized tag or hallmark when their finished and often this is found near the clasp. Your signature can even become part of the toggle. I often do this when I use a button type clasp or toggle where I have more room for stamping.
|I often combine this clasp with signed buttons as a secure hook for bracelets and necklaces.|
|When used with leather, this signed button closure adds a finished look to even simple bracelets.|