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10 Small Box Catches - 13mm x 9mm x 4mm
Price is per 10 of these little box catch - each measures 13mm x 9mm x 4mm. These catches include tiny rings for connecting. Box clasps are two-piece clasps that open when you push down on the exterior lever of a wedge-shaped piece of metal, compressing it so that it slides out of the opening. Push it back in and it clicks into place. Box clasps are easy to use, but often do not have as much strength as lobster claw clasps. Box clasps can be plain or decorative and you'll find them in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Although findings are essential for creating any kind of jewellery, it's easy to forget about them when you are shopping for beads. Findings are like background music in movies. Jewellery with no findings will fail to dazzle, just like a movie with no music will fail to thrill the audience. The findings enhance and accent the focal beads without drawing too much attention to themselves, but you really need to have them to create a functional jewellery.
You need wires to string the beads onto, whether they are flexible beading wire or rigid wire. You must also have a clasp to create necklaces or bracelets, and jump rings to attach those clasps. Toggle clasps are the easiest to handle, but you can also use spring ring or lobster claw clasps if you want an adjustable length necklace. Spacers are also useful to both add-design and to economize on the beads used in a project. Items made with flexible wires will need crimp beads to secure the ends, and you'll want ear wires if you want to make earrings. These are the must-have items for jewellery making.
You could create beaded jewellery without any metal beads, but they will help your jewelelry appear more professional. They vary greatly in size, thickness, and shape so you can dramatically alter the style of your necklace by exchanging the metal beads. Spacers are excellent for adding just a sliver of metallic flash, while larger beads (often called Bali Beads) may be fancy enough to function as the focal beads in your designs. Try using small 925 gothic spacers in between colourful single beads for a classy effect as above - and cone or dome-shaped ones called bead caps are great for topping off a drop.