Introduction to Hinges and Clasps

Bracelet, Peggy Foy
  • Instructor: Peggy Foy
  • February 20 – March 13, 2019
  • Four Wednesday Nights, 6:30 - 9:30
  • Class Fee: $295

Learn to add movement and complexity to your work while increasing your skills as a jeweler.  This class will present a variety of ways to make hinges and clasps, including traditional hinges with knuckles, locket latches, and closures for necklaces and bracelets.  Peggy will show you some ingeniously simple solutions as well as some that will stretch your metalsmithing skills; you will leave with several samples and a ton of new ideas.  A great slump-buster, this class will help push your work to the next level!  Beginning Jewelry Making Series or equivalent required. *Students enrolled in multiple week classes are eligible and encouraged to work outside of class on class projects during Practice Hours.

Prerequisites:
  • Beginning Series or equivalent
Materials Included:
  • Copper and brass sheet, wire and tubing to complete projects
Students May Bring:
  • -Sketchbook or notebook
    -Extra Fine Sharpie(available in studio store)
    -Drawing Pencil
    -Sterling silver to work with, including:
    -Sterling Sheet – 20g or 22g (available in studio store)
    -Sterling Wire in square (1.5x1.5mm) or rectangular (1x2mm) shapes
    -Sterling Seamless Tubing: 1.8mm OD / 1.3mm ID(available in studio store)
    -Sterling Round Wire: 16g (1.3mm diameter) (available in studio store)
    -Flex shaft accessories:
    -High speed cylinder bur, 1mm size
    -Cup bur - 2mm ID
    -Separating Disc (available in studio store)
    -Mizzy Wheel
    -Half-round pliers (available in studio store)
    -Any favorite hand tools saw frame, assorted files, pliers, flush cutters, ring mandrel, riveting hammer, calipers, dividers, scribe, center punch, and tube cutting jig.