I've reached an age where I no longer use
lobster clasps or hooks on my jewelry.
I only use
because of their ease of use.
Sometimes, when I make a piece of jewelry,
I don't have a toggle to use.
I have resorted to making my own.
Here are some ideas that can help you.
They are easy to make and can lead you to much more creativity in your work.
I have made toggles using a big hole bead and 16 gauge wire for the post.
I have taken a bit of chain. Removed one link. Made a post.
See? A toggle!
You can take a washer and use that for the toggle.
Add a piece of 16-18 gauge copper wire for the post,
and you have a
You can take a washer,
Add 16-18 gauge wire for a post,
and you have,
Just a caution,
you can also use steel washers, but just know that you will probably wear yourself out trying to texture and/or stamp a steel washer.
My suggestion to you would be to add a patina to it,
seal the patina,
and use a silver plated wire for the post.
You can use a simple shape and make your own toggle.
You can buy one from me!!!
to see this owl toggle!!!
I hope this post has given you some good ideas to propel you into using something ordinary and turning it into something