Sunday, July 18, 2010

How To Use Calottes/Clamshells In Your Jewellery Making

How To Use Calottes (Clamshells/Necklace Ends) In Your Jewellery Making
Necklace Ends, also known as calottes or clamshells, are a great way to finish the ends of your jewellery creations. They give a much neater finish than simply tying a knot around a jump ring or clasp and so give a nice professional look at minimum expense. They also protect your stringing material against chaffing so your creations will last longer. If you have never used them before this step by step guide should have you using them like a pro in no time at all.
Calottes are available in a variety of styles and finishes to suit whatever project you are working on:

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