Portland, OR 2024 August Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Thur Aug 15

Beautiful Box Clasp

$ 185  


This is a very challenging and rewarding piece of jewelry to make. This will hone in on precision in the smallest of ways. Taken one step at a time you will learn what makes this piece work and how to assemble all the pieces to accomplish a beautiful, functioning, amazing Box Clasp!
Advanced skills in sawing, measuring and soldering.

Materials Fee $45 in cash  paid at beginning of class includes:

silver for 1 clasp, additional metals and accessories.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Basic jewelry tools; flat, needle nose, half round with flat pliers. 6” to 8” flat and half round jewelry files, cut #2, these are jewelry files for metal not diamond files**Please no ‘Harbor freight specials’** check Otto Frei for good files. Jeweler’s saw with 1/0 or 2/0 blades. Metal Ruler and digital measuring calipers.
Large butane torch (like a Big Buddy) I will have butane gas available.
Portable bench pin. Because of the way the tables are made it is a good idea to have some extra strips of wood to help the fit, maybe a stack of popsicle sticks? A Steel bench block, tweezers Rawhide hammer, ball peen hammer, texture hammers if you want
Nice to have but not necessary, optical assistance and lighting.