Size of Clasp?

by Dorothy.

How Do You Tell the Different Sizes of Clasps?  - Discussion on Jewelry Making Journal

How do you tell the different sizes of clasps?

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  • Dorothy, I’m not really sure what you’re asking. There are so many options for clasps. If you could give an example, it would help a great deal.

  • Elizabeth Reid says:

    I try to use a size in a pleasing ratio to the item I am making.

  • Judith says:

    I am not quite sure what you mean either. If you mean, how big is the clasp in the seller’s picture, you just need to hunt down the specs on their website (or contact them if the dimensions are not listed). And you need to get very familiar with the metric system, as most jewelry supplies are sized in millimeters. If millimeters confuse you, there are little tape measures with inches on one side and millimeters on the other that you can keep handy when you’re shopping. Or you can just do a computer search like “30mm to inches” and get the answer that way.

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