What are barrel clasps?
When it comes to clasps, there are several types of choose, like barrel clasps, lobster claw clasps, magnetic clasps, spring clasps… you all can find at wholesale jewelry findings stores. For today’s DIY jewelry blog, I will teach you what are barrel clasps in detail.
This kind clasps are two part cylindrical screw clasps that look like barrels (hence the name), each with an eyehook or connector loop. They usually feature some sort of ridges around the barrel for easier grasping when trying to fasten, you simply rotate one part into the other.
We use these jewelry clasps quite frequently for necklaces. They provide greater security than magnetic or hook type clasps, though they are a bit more difficult to attach around the back of your neck. Barrel clasps do seem to be easier than lobster claw clasps to open up which is why we often prefer them for necklaces.