|Double knotting, filigree clasps|
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And there's a trick to tying the double knot exactly where you want it, tight alongside the bead. The usual instructions simply go along the lines of "do two overhand loops and pull from both ends," but that doesn't work for precise placement. Hence the twist-and-flip method that takes a bit of practice, same as pearl knotting.
There also seems to be a progression in silver filigree clasps, that I'm still collecting examples of. Earlier? clasps on the better necklaces are well made, then deteriorating to the sloppy and cheap plated clasps of the 80s and 90s - fitting accompaniments to the sloppy cloisonne beads from these same decades.