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Clasp Pattern for Caged Beads Necklace Jewelry Making ProjectClasp for Caged Beads Necklace Jewelry Making ProjectStep 6:  Remove peg 2 and add a regular metal peg, peg 4.  Wrap the wire against peg 4 as shown. 

Step 7:  Using your Step Jaw Pliers (if you have them) or your Round Nose Pliers complete the loop in the wire where peg 4 was.  Try to make this loop the same size as the loop that was on peg 1. 

Step 8:  Using your flush cutter, cut the excess wire and close the loop with your bent chain nose pliers. 

Step 9:  Harden and flatten the wire component by squeezing it is the jaws of your nylon jaw pliers.  If you have a bench block or anvil and a nylon or metal chasing hammer, hammer the wire component to further harden the piece.  You can optionally wrap fine gauge wire around the wire component to effectively close this loop.  Use 24 gauge round wire or 22 gauge 1/2 hard 1/2 round wire. 

Catch for Caged Beads Necklace Jewelry Making ProjectStep 10:  Now we are ready to make the catch for this clasp.  Position one regular metal peg and one 3/16" Super Peg in your jig as shown at right. 

Step 11:  Cut a 3" piece of 18 gauge wire, preferable 1/2 hard.  Make a loop in the end of this wire and straighten the wire by holding the loop and pulling the wire through the jaws of your nylon jaw pliers. 

Step 12:  Place your initial loop on the regular metal peg (with the loop pointing away from the Super Peg as shown above) and wrap your wire completely around the Catch for Clasp Step 13 for Caged Beads Necklace Jewelry Making Project3/16" Super Peg. 

Step 13:  Continue by wrapping your wire completely around the regular metal peg. 

Step 14 for Clasp of Caged Beads Necklace Jewelry Making ProjectStep 14:  Remove the wire from your jig and insert one jaw of your round nose pliers, or the stepped jaw of your step jaw pliers into both loops made on the regular metal peg.  Push the wire down the jaws of your pliers as far as it will go and grasp the wire firmly.  Hold the pliers in your non-dominant hand and with the thumb of your dominant hand, push the wire tail so that it wraps around the wire component about 2 times. 

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