Sterling Silver Toggle Clasps- A Product Review

>> Monday, January 10, 2011

As many of you who read regularly know, I was busy during the holiday season making as much new product as I could for the retail shops who carry my jewelry as well as for a few artisan/craft shows. One of the projects I was most excited about was designing a new style of bracelet.

I work with sea glass, beach combed pottery shards and seashells, creating one of a kind jewelry designs, but never had I made something that combined all three of those mediums.

I had the pieces you see below lined up on my work bench for LITERALLY more than a year before gathering up the courage to try making them. I was worried that my soldering skills were not good enough and that I would wind up turning lots of sterling silver into scrap metal.


With the shows looming, and me still teetering on the fence about taking the plunge, I awoke one morning to find a wonderful opportunity in my inbox! A representative from Auntie's Beads had discovered my blog and was offering me a chance to review a product- hello, kick in the butt!

I decided it was now or never. Besides worrying that my skills were subpar, another thing that had me hung up about starting these new bracelets was clasps. I typically make most of my own findings but I KNOW I am not good enough yet to take on a toggle style clasp and these new bracelets would definitely need a toggle.

After back and forthing via email with their fabulous rep, Clint, we decided that a simple and elegant rectangle sterling silver clasp would work.

He popped my clasps in the mail to me and the delivery couldn't have been faster- I had them in my hands within 2 days of making my decision!

And man, I am SO happy! The size is pefect, the clean lines enhance my sterling silver settings and don't detract from the beauty of the sea glass, pottery and shells. AND- important detail- the clasp is easy to take on and off without help!


I am so glad that Auntie's Beads contacted me. Their website is easy to navigate, their products are reasonably priced and my experience working with their representatives was excellent. I am very pleased with the outcome and thank them for their generosity!

*I received 4 sterling silver toggle clasps in exchange for my honest and fair review of their product. All opinions are mine and mine alone.*

6 comments:

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea January 10, 2011 at 1:24 PM  

The bracelet's came out looking stunning. Where do you buy the casings? I wouldn't mind trying something like this for my own use.

storybeader January 10, 2011 at 6:40 PM  

the bracelets are beautiful. I'm so glad Auntie's Beads got a hold of you. Taking the plunge was the right thing to do. Good luck with sales... the colors are terrific. {:-D

Tara Beaulieu January 10, 2011 at 6:48 PM  

Thank you for your kind words, ladies!

Simone- I don't buy them, I make them by hand- custom fit for each piece of glass/shell etc. :)

Stephanie January 10, 2011 at 9:36 PM  

Hi Tara, The bracelets are really, really beautiful...you do excellent work and I think the toggle clasps fit perfectly!! Peace, Stephanie

Lexi January 11, 2011 at 7:23 PM  

Those came out GORGEOUS!!!!

House March 22, 2011 at 2:41 AM  

It's a very awesome information, really this is superb blog for who want to great information about Sterling silver toggle clasp. I am very thankful to you.

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