I like doing different things when it comes to making clasps for my jewelry. One thing I hate, is to use jumprings only to have them eventually wear out or have to keep adjusting to close them. This is what I do.
I cut two pieces of wire, about two inches each.
I take a pair of round nose pliers, and, placing the wire about 1/8 of an inch down, I let about 1/4 of the wire go through the pliers. Then, I bend it like you see here.
I put the lobster claw, or what I am going to use as the clasp on the first loop that I made. holding the wire close to where the cross itself the first time, I loop behind the wire and in the opposite direction.
I take the tail I just made and wrap it around, taking care to include the tail from the first loop.
I slant the wire so that it sits parallel to the loops. After I finish the wrap, I cut off any excess.
For the other end, I use the bigger end of the round nose pliers for the first loop.
So, when I am done, both of the look like this:
I like to do it this way. I know that the piece will stay closed, and not come open. There is nothing I hate more than to put all my heart and soul into piece, and have the customer come back to me so that I can put on a new jumpring or a whole new closure. It let’s me know they spent money on something that didn’t last.