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Rectangular lobster clasp?


#1

Dear Orchidians,

I have been asked to make a men’s bracelet for a friend at church.
The design dictates a chunky sterling silver lobster style clasp
which is rectangularin shape and with dimensions of approximately
15-18 mm long by no more than6 mm wide, depth unknown but obviously
proportionate to the other dimensions.

I can’t seem to find one anywhere in the UK. Does anyone know where
I can purchase the clasp from, or does anyone have something like
that in stock thatI could purchase and have sent to the UK?

Many thanks.

Helen
UK


#2

Helen,

I don’t know where you can find one but it can be made very easy. I
have made different shapes before. It is always an option.

Vasken


#3

Helen,

i just saw some on Cookson’s site (i think I ordered them today in
their findings sale that ends tonight!) Rio sells them too
http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep80di

They may not be called lobster clasps- but rectangular trigger
clasps by Cookson’s, though Rio’s are Sterling rectangular lobsters.
the thing to think about when designing using them is the connection
end: it is a long (relative to the size of the clasp) bar instead of
a jump ring or pad end.

I like them however particularly for men’s items. There is also a
locking security clasp that is rectangular and pushes together, but
I’m thinking it’s the rectangular clasp pictured below available from
most vendors on the web. same mass produced finding from EU to US and
beyond…


#4

Hi Helen

try Rashbels in Hatton Garden.

they are online too.

they do these rectangular clasps but they are expensive. and they do
run out quite often!

cheers
Annika
Annika Rutlin


#5
I don't know where you can find one but it can be made very easy.
I have made different shapes before. It is always an option. 

Vasken, I had wondered about making them and would be prepared to
have a go, but have no idea where to start. I looked for tutorials
but couldn’t find any. Would you be able to describe how I could
make such a clasp? Many thanks.

Helen
UK


#6

Thanks Annika. Wow they are expensive!

I have a few options now, thanks so much to everyone who has
answered my query.

Helen
UK