Sponsored by Metalwerx – Please register at https://metalwerx.com/class-detail/clasps-simple-structural
By creating custom clasps, jewelers can elevate the overall look and perceived value of their hand-crafted designs over manufactured components. This two-day hands-on virtual workshop begins with quick and easy enhancements for several wire-based clasps, such as hook-and-eye and toggle and then moves on to basic box clasps – more experienced students can focus on integrating them into larger hollow form objects. Day two concludes box clasps and demonstrates open keyhole clasps – a foundational skill to build upon if students go on to study enclosed keyhole clasps. By the end of session, students will have fabricated several sample clasps while gaining an understanding of how each style best serves their designs.
This course will consist of two sessions. Each session will consist of the following (all in Eastern Time):
- Demonstrations and work time from 11:00AM to mid-day.
- Off-camera lunch break or independent work time at mid-day.
- Demonstrations and work time from mid-day to 6:30PM