Another option is to add beads to the thread as you create the loops used to attach the strip to the clasp. The beads will hide the thread as well as offer a buffer between the thread and the clasp; however, the thread will hold up just fine if you prefer not to add additional beads.
Another way to finish the ends after you've woven the thread ends into the beads and they are secure, is to place a small amount of E-6000® Jewelry and Craft Adhesive inside a ribbon crimp end and fold the crimp over the end of the beadwork. Once that's in position, use a jumpring to connect a clasp to the loop on the end of the ribbon crimp end.
The project, ''Bracelet with Seed Beads'' has complete instructions and illustrations for decreasing the peyote end then adding a clasp.
- Tammy Honaman, Author, Jewelry-Making Expert and Educator
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