In this Master Series Workshop, 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 this workshop, and you will complete as many as time allows. Finishing will be done on your own, as the workshop is dedicated to fabrication and assembly.
The first day 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 workshop: rotating, rotating key lock, wedge lock, puzzle lock, hook lock, and tab lock.
The kits just contain parts in sterling silver for each project. The $50 kit fee is in addition to your tuition and is payable before the workshop or the morning of the first day.