In this long-awaited Master Class, Alison Antelman will walk students through each step of the process, and demonstrate how to create unique custom clasps. Students will gain a deeper understanding of clasps in general and learn how to build clasps that are safe and very secure. Truly one-of-a-kind!!
With the instructor’s expert guidance, students will learn how to design creative solutions to enhance any jewelry style with stunning closures! This workshop is sure to exceed your expectations and raise the bar on the professionalism and creativity of your completed pieces.
In this comprehensive workshop, students will discover the secrets to making a key clasp and a box clasp. We will have discussions on customizing terminals and findings to unify your art jewelry, and will also explore a variety of ways to link your custom-made clasp to the rest of your piece.
Students are expected to go with their own design style while investigating new ideas for finishing their own art jewelry pieces.
*NOTE: Each student will pay a $25 kit fee to Alison for the small parts needed for these clasps and the step by step handouts she provides. This fee may be paid in advance when you purchase your seat.
*Bring jewelry that you are working on and think about the items that need a clasp. Also bring chains or samples that need terminals. Think about shapes that you may want to incorporate into a functional clasp (for example: a hydraulic pressed form or a shape that mimics the design in your piece) and bring those shapes with you to class.
This focus of this workshop is clasps. Students will only be designing and building clasps.