Date: Saturday, April 29, 2023, 9 - 4pm (CST) 1 hour lunch break
Instructor: Laura Stamper
Skill Level: Advanced
Class Description: Ornamental clasps can be the focal point of art jewelry. In this workshop students will gain experience on a variation of a box clasp that includes a safety catch.
Project Completion: students will have enough time to finish during live class.
Materials Kit: sterling silver stock.
Domestic US shipping included. (Please contact instructor directly to arrange for international or expedited shipping.)
(Materials kit is included in price when "Zoom/Kit combo" or "Kit only" option is selected.)
- Chain nose pliers
- Round nose pliers
- Flat nose pliers
- Side cutters (flush)
- Flex shaft
- Flex shaft bits:
- Sanding discs and mandrel
- 1mm HSS drill bit
- Center punch
- Bench block
- Rawhide mallet or Nylon mallet
- Needle files
- Bezel shears
- Bezel shears (curved)
- Jewelers’ saw
- Saw blades (2/o)
- Cut lube or Bee’s wax
- Bench pin
- Third hand
- Magnifying glasses (as needed)
- Basic soldering set up: butane torch, solder block or board, tripod with mesh, fire tweezers, pickle pot, copper tweezers, solder (hard, med, easy), flux, quench bowl with clean water.
*Note: Kit only and extra kit options do not include instructions or recording. You must choose either a Zoom or Zoom/Kit combo to receive written instructions. Kits will begin to ship April 11, 2023, unless otherwise arranged with instructor.
Zoom Recordings will be available for viewing until May 10, 2023. Additional time may be purchased ($12) by selecting the "Extend viewing time" option above.