Adding a Clasp to a Beaded Bracelet or Necklace

Everything you need to know to add a clasp with a professional finish

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Anyone can add a clasp to their beaded necklace or bracelet. But has this ever happened to you...?

  • Your clasp fell off and you lost your precious jewellery...
  • The method you used for attaching your clasp looked really messy, so it ruined the look of your work...
  • You realised you chose a really bad clasp that was hard to use and didn't fit with your design

I've experienced all these problems over the years I've been making jewellery. Basically, I didn't really know what I was doing when I started out. So, I just made it all up as I went along!

Sometimes I got lucky, but I soon came to realise that there is just as much skill in adding a clasp as there is in making the jewellery in the first place.

The thing is, you want to be certain you've done the following:

  • chosen the right clasp
  • used the best technique for adding it
  • made sure it's not going to fall off

So, do you know how to do all these things?

If not, then this course could be the fastest, easiest way for you to learn.

So, you could do like I did when I first started - make it up as you go along and end up with clasps that look a bit messy, or even fall apart.

Or, you could just enrol on this course and learn the tips and techniques that the professionals use.

How does this work?

I've set this up so you pay a one-time fee for lifetime access to the course. Or, you can pay for an annual subscription. I will be adding new material to this course in future. So, you might want to factor that into your decision.

You can choose whether to pay via credit card or Paypal.

You don't need to learn everything at once. Just dip in and out whenever you need to. Learn at your own pace and in your own time, without pressure from anyone else.

You also get to benefit from the wisdom of my experience and of others on the course. In the final section, I invite you to share ideas that have worked for you, or to ask for help and advice if you're not sure about which clasp to choose or which technique would be best. So, this isn't just about a 'dry' learning experience. You can seek help and get ideas any time you're enrolled on the course.

How do you know this is right for you?

I've also made the introductory sections free to preview. That way, you can get a little taste of what you're going to learn and decide if it's right for you before you pay to join.

So, keep scrolling down to find the full course curriculum and preview those sections. Then, just click on 'enrol' and choose the payment option that works best for you.

Your Beading Tutor

Katie Dean
Katie Dean

Hi! I'm Katie and I'm here to help you become a better beader. Now, no matter whether you've just started out or you've been beading for a while, you probably come across things you don't understand or can't do.

So, that's where I come in. I've been beading since 2003. I was self-taught originally, so I'm pretty sure that whatever 'pain point' you're currently experiencing, it's something I've also faced and overcome. Which means I understand your frustration, but I can also help you to find a way through it.

My own beading experience covers a multitude of different techniques (beadweaving, French beading, bead embroidery and more!). I've published books, patterns in magazines, I even edited a beading magazine for 3 years! And I'm a qualified teacher.

All of that is very nice, but it's not what drives me. I am passionate about beading, in all its forms, and I want others to share that passion. So, my dream is to help more people, like you, to get the most out of their beading. That's why I set up the 'Become a Better Beader' group and why I started publishing beading courses. I've developed the courses specifically to address the things that people tell me they are struggling with. So, if there's something you find difficult, let me know about it.

You can also access hundreds of free informational blogs about beading and join the 'Better Beader' group at

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
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