Based on the traditional marine hardware, with hand braided cord. Hand carved master, lost wax cast in Rhode Island. The sister clasp will naturally hang in the front. This kind of mechanism is also referred to as a gangent hook, kissing clip, or brummel hook. When I was a kid my father first showed me how to make them using bolt cutters and chain links. The sides pass through each other when the slots are lined up precisely perpendicular to each other. It takes a little practice at first, and soon becomes natural. The cord is 16 strands, braided in house using a kumihimo loom. I connect it to the clasp using an original transition and secure it using staggered Matthew Walker knots with whipped ends. Both cord options are braided from nylon twine which I hand wax in house. The dark is hand dyed prior to waxing, and fades very slightly over time. The white cord will fade to grey with wear, based on your lifestyle. All options will stretch a bit over time. 18” circumference including clasps. If you would like a different length (up to 24”) please leave a note at checkout. Longer lengths available, please contact me prior to ordering to discuss.
How to use the Sister Clasps: