There's been some lovely and really insight-FULL posts on clasps this time around, so I thought I would go back and give everyone an overview!
Copper Tube Clasp - Boot Camp Tutorial -Mary Ann starts off our bootcamp with a great tutorial on forming a clasp using copper tubing as a closure!
Adventures in making a new clasp design.... -Stacie Florer challenges finds inspiration in some forms around her home to come up with a new and unique clasp.
Clasps: Practical, Pretty or both? -Staci Smith shares her inspiration and her tips for finding your go-to clasp.
boot camp - button & fiber closures - Mary Jane gives her tips and suggestions for making beautiful and strong button closures.
Twisted, Crusty Toggle -Kelli shares a beautiful and pataina-ed tutorial for a handmade toggle.
Boot Camp: Tackling the Toggle -Staci Smith shares how to make a beautiful wire toggle clasp
Clasp Tutorials & How to work a clasp into your Design. -Genea shows off some of the lovely clasps made by LMAJ members and around the interwebs and her tips for incorporating them into a necklace design artfully.
Carol shows us how to beautifully bead woven clasps can effortlessly become part of a design and even enhance the final piece.
Boot Camp: Securing the Perimeter aka: clasps -We start off boot camp by showing a oldie but goody of a standard wire wrapped clasp tutorial by Kelli.
Art Jewelry Boot Camp: Clasps that identify -Barbara shares her signature clasp and how she changes it up while maintaining a signature style.
Book Review: The Missing Link: by Cindy Wimmer -Stacie Florer reviews Cindy Wimmer's forthcoming book on links and shares how useful it could be in transforming some of the ideas into clasps!