Suzanne Williams Clasp Workshop
Member Rate: $225
Non-Member Rate: $285
Washington Guild of Goldsmiths (WGG) is hosting a unique online clasps workshop. $225 for members and $285 for non-members. We strongly encourage you to also become members of the WGG for the additional benefits it offers to metalsmiths.
Suzanne Williams designs and makes intricate clasps and closures for jewelry as integral parts of the overall jewelry design. In the CLASPS workshop, we will create clasps and closures that instead of being an afterthought, are unconventional, functional, intriguing and engaging to look at. These clasp mechanisms can be modified and incorporated in unique and unusual ways, in innumerable variations, into necklace and in some cases bracelet closures – becoming integrated into the design, or as the main attraction of a jewelry piece. In this his 3-session, 2 hour – long workshop (taking place on 3 consecutive Fridays in February) we will create samples of the following 3 clasps: A Rotating Insert Clasp (Basic Version), An Interlocking Puzzle Clasp, and a Wedge Lock Clasp. Each session will begin with the introduction and discussion of that week’s clasp, along with showing samples and examples followed by a video showing the condensed fabrication process for that clasp. Suzanne will then live-demo making the clasp along with revealing tips and tricks to ensure a successful outcome. Handouts will also be included.
Cost: $225 to members, $285 to non-members
Dates: February 3, 10 and 17
Time: 11am to 1pm EST.
One additional hour in the evening (time to be decided with participants) for a question-answer session to resolve the hurdles you might come across while executing the projects.
Past workshops can be viewed from this link.