Clasp designs to balance heavy necklaces
by Jan O
(San Francisco Bay area)
I am looking for tips on hand-made clasps or other techniques that can help relieve the weight of a heavy necklace. What are the tactics that other people use so that the clasp doesn't feel as if it is digging into the neck of the wearer?
In the example shown, the combination of the bone beads and pendent are quite heavy. The clasp is made with 18 gauge sterling silver, but I worry that the full weight of the necklace is right at the back of the neck and the clasp may feel as if it is digging in.