Weaving bits into necklaces and bracelets: how to finish

Having fun these days with my Saori loom. Pulled out my stash of kimono bits, art yarns, vintage buttons, colorful anything and everything and just started weaving.
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Above are some bracelets.

First I started tying off the bracelets but didn’t like the effect. Then I finished by using my leclerc twister.
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and twisted the ends. Then with a crochet hook, I pulled the twisted ends through a large bead– did this with both ends–to create an adjustable bracelet. Certainly better as you can see.
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I like this technique of finishing off the bracelet. It looks more professional and it accommodates different size wrists.

But I also like–and perhaps prefer–hook and eye fasteners.

Some brass
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Others done with sewing notions
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Or covered hooks and eyes
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I tried loops with buttons as well.
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And jewelry clasps
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But I guess my favorite fasteners are the covered hooks and eyes by Dritz. I found them in black, white, and brown.
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They seem to work the best if you know the wrist size.  Unfortunately, they are not cheap: about $3 for 2 sets, but they offer a finished look. They are easy to sew on and they fit the style of these handwoven Saori bracelets. So these fasteners are a hit in my book!

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I used the same fasteners for necklaces but may re-evaluate.

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I will see how the necklace wears. And that is the way things go: experimenting by trying new things out, figuring out what matters ( adjustable or not; cost; the look, the ease of sewing, etc), and then making the decision. Or not.

Because in the world of OOAK ( one of a kind), each item has its own “best” way calling out to me.

And so it goes…

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