Woven in Wire Jewelry: Tempest Clasp

A clasp design as beautiful as the Tempest clasp project from Sarah Thompson’s stunning wire jewelry book Woven in Wire is just too pretty to hide in the back! Spotlight the intricately sculpted and woven design center stage with an attention grabbing pendant.

Sarah suggests making your first Tempest Clasp as an asymmetrical necklace. Then if you want a slight variation, take it a step further for a more challenging symmetrical wire jewelry design by creating a second mirror image of the clasp. The two components connect just as easily as one.

wire jewelry: Tempest clasp from Woven in Wire by Sarah Thompson

Tempest clasp from Woven in Wire by Sarah Thompson

The clasp is a knockout sure to draw attention! Projects like this and the others featured in Woven in Wire will grow your wire jewelry skills with each new piece. With Sarah’s expert guidance and step-by-step advice, it’s like being a student in a 1-on-1 wire weaving class.

wire jewelry: Tempest clasp from Woven in Wire by Sarah Thompson

Tempest clasp from Woven in Wire by Sarah Thompson

Project Details

Clasp shown measures 2-1/2″ long by 1″ wide.

Materials
7-1/2″ of fine silver 14-gauge wire
5″ of fine silver 16-gauge wire
12″ of fine silver 18-gauge wire
7′ of fine silver 28-gauge wire
bead of your choice for the dangle

Tools
wire cutters
ruler
permanent marker
flat-nose pliers
butane micro torch
cross-lock tweezers
tile or rimmed cookie sheet
quenching bowl
round-nose pliers
chasing hammer
bench block
needle files
sandpaper in graduated grits
1.25 mm hole punch pliers
pro-polish pads
5 mm dowel
liver of sulfur
0000 steel wool
brass bristle brush

Explore the art of wire weaving with this and other beautiful woven wire jewelry projects in Woven in Wire!

 


Find this and other wonderful woven wire jewelry projects in Woven in Wire!

 

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