Magnetic clasps have several issues. To get them strong enough to
securely hold, the magnet may be strong enough to interfere with any
medical devices implanted in the wearer, is what I have heard. The
less strong magnets I have found do not hold well, so I quit using
I have found several solutions that I use: design front clasping
necklaces; LARGE clasps; toggle clasps are often easier for
arthritic hands to manage if they are made large enough and aren’t
too fiddly. I have found people with medical hand issues have
trouble with many of the traditional pearl safety clasps, and often
with lobster or spring clasps. They seem to find my large toggle
clasps the easiest to manage.
Alternatively, I also make quite a few necklaces long enough to be
"endless" with no clasp.
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