Spring loaded hinge

Hi everyone!

This is my second time throwing a question. Last time I really loved
the feedback.

Okay- does anyone know anything about spring loaded hinges? I want
to make a bracelet hinge that is spring loaded. I know about basic
hinge making, my biggest questions about the whole spring loaded
thing is:

How do you make OR Where do you get the spring? What material can
you/should you use?

This is NOT a one of a kind piece- this would go into production
where I expect hundreds to sell, so I am looking at inexpensive

any ideas would be greatly appreciated,
Thank you very much!!
Sphaira Metals
Custom Jewellery and Accessories


You can make your own springs with spring steel wire. Grainger might
have it. Check out the book “Boxes and Lockets” by Tim MCreight he
does a good job describing how to make that type of hinge.