As much fun as it is to buy unique and interesting products to use for our creativity, I think it’s even more fun to make them myself. I love knowing that not only are my pieces totally unique, there simply isn’t another one like it anywhere in the world, but that they perfectly match the rest of my project.
It’s just very satisfying, doncha think?
In today’s video I will show you how you can easily make toggle clasps for your bracelets or necklaces using just leftover bits and pieces of polymer clay. In the examples shown in the photo you might recognize the silk-screened piece from the Arabesque Bracelet made in a previous video. The peacock cane was left over from one of my 2015 dragons. The copper foiled toggle uses leftover clay sheets from the autumn version of the Fantasy Tree Pendant class I just released on CraftArtEdu.com.
As always, I give you this idea as a jumping off place for your own creativity. Feel free to add slices of cane, texture, or even sculptural elements to make your toggles not only totally unique, but perhaps use as focal points rather than just the clasp on the back.
Tools and Materials:
- Polymer clay sheets
- Jump rings or split rings
- Round cutter set
- Kemper cutters round set
- Small ball tool from the Style & Detail set
- Translucent Liquid Sculpey
- Small acrylic block
Enjoy the video and happy creating!
Watch the How to Make Toggle Clasps With Polymer Clay-Friday Findings Tutorial at YouTube.