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JUL Lock Toggle Closure

(JUL-LTC-)

Made in the USA of genuine leather and hand-assembled in the JUL studio in Maryland, this leather closure screws into knitted garments or felted bags making it a striking alternative to conventional closures.

The leather makes the closure relatively light considering the size of the Lock and its screw-in snap closures. The tongue on one side of the Lock comes up through the slot in the other side, doubles back on itself and 'locks' in place with a snap, making it extremely secure.

The Lock is equally stunning on the front of bags such as the Spectator Bag, on the flounces of an Ella coat, or adorning the folds the ruffles in the Rose Ornament Scarf in order to make either more cozy in bitter winter months. It's fabulous on cowls, conventional scarves, and most any other knitted accessory.

Dimensions: 2.25" (5.6cm) wide x 1.75" (4.5cm) tall

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