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Metal Clay Findings: Toggles, Caps, Cones, and More

  • B180515
  • Instructor: Lyle Rayfield
  • Class Type: Metal
  • Date: Thu. June 7
  • Time: 8:30am-3:30pm (1 hr break) (6 hours)
  • Skill Level: All levels
  • Maximum Class Size: 12
  • Class Fee : $239.00
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Additional Information
Say good-bye to store bought findings and start making one-of-a-kind toggle clasps, end caps, and necklace cones for your hand-crafted jewelry designs. Make a themed clasp to match a specific piece of work, or build a collection of findings to have available when the need arises. This class will help you elevate your work to a whole new level of uniqueness and distinctive eye-catching designs.
Students will Learn:
In this hands-on class, learn how to construct toggle clasps with various attachment applications and how to gauge the appropriate measurement for toggle bar length. Students will also learn how to measure and form end caps and bead caps, as well as how to measure, sculpt, and shape necklace cones, bars, and spacers.
Project completion:
Project will be completed in class
Minimum Age Requirement:
At least 16 years old.
Supplies to Bring:
Craft knife, metal clay roller, metal clay tools, needle tool, paintbrush (flat), paintbrush (pointed), paper, pencils, ruler, Scotch tape, tissue-slicing blade, tweezers, work surface, writing materials. metal clay thickness guides (playing cards, graduated slats, etc.), mini spatula or palette knife, clay shaper, snake/coil roller.
Materials in Kit:
Silver metal clay, fine-silver wire, shared silver clay paste and/or syringe, firing and finishing supplies and materials. Use of tools and equipment, miscellaneous workshop supplies and consumables, use of textures, molds, and clay cutters.
One seat per person per class.
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