Create clasps that are safe, secure and truly one-of-a-kind. Learn how to make the key and box clasp to unify your art jewelry. Make a necklace from one of your clasps with stainless steel wire by fabricating terminals and soldering sterling to stainless steel cable. Come up with unique solutions to complete your designs. Students are expected to go with their own design inclinations and to explore new ideas in creating cohesive finished jewelry. We'll discuss a variety of clasps and many variations including ideas for customizing simple clasps to fit your designs. Students are welcome to bring in projects in need of a clasp and we'll trouble shoot the situation. This class is meant to get you thinking about connections, functional and practical aspects of use.
Step-by-step handouts are supplied along with samples to play with. Basic fabrication, including soldering, required.