In these two Master Series Workshops, Suzanne will show you how to create clasps and closures that are unique, functional, fun to make, intriguing and engaging to look at, and invite – like a puzzle – being taken apart and put back together.
The clasps themselves are the focus of these workshops, and you will complete as many as time allows. Finishing will be done on your own, as the workshops are dedicated to fabrication and assembly.
The first day of each workshop will begin with a presentation that includes a section on clasp inspirations - ideas coming from everyday industrial, non-jewelry objects.
We will (attempt to) make the following clasp projects in the 1st workshop: rotating insert clasp (basic version), rotating insert clasp (complex version), and the side box clasp.
In the 2nd workshop, we will be focusing on: rotating key lock clasp, puzzle lock clasp, and the wedge lock clasp.
Additional clasps may be explored in each workshop if time allows.
The kits just contain parts in sterling silver for each project. The $40 kit fee is included in your tuition for each workshop.