The Lobster Claw Clasp ( with video )

Sterling Silver lobster claws, once attached, are among the easiest of clasps to use on a necklace, and they also cooperate very nicely with clam shells. In our example, we use a 7.5mm x 14mm Sterling Silver Lobster Claw, a set of chain nose pliers, and a set of round nose pliers. If you only have two sets of chain nose pliers or two sets of round nose pliers, you should still be fine.

Attaching the Sterling Silver Lobster Claw

Sterling Silver Lobster Claws come with closed loops, so you’ll need to open yours up. To do this, hold either end with a set of pliers ( this is why you need two sets of pliers ) and gently pull them in opposite directions. Instead of pulling them straight apart, it’s best to push one away from you slightly and pull the other slightly inward so as to avoid misshaping the loop. With this method, you’ll create an ample opening without actually moving the two sides out of alignment.

When the loop is open, simply slide the sterling silver claw onto whatever you want to attach it to, and then use the 2 sets of pliers to close the loop. If doesn’t close back up exactly, then use the chain nose pliers to fine tune it so that the loop is tight and complete. Finished!

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