Chain Making And Clasp Masterclass – Jewellery Making
February 18, 2024
The chain and clasp making workshop will take you on a journey in to the wonderful world of wire jewellery in this creative masterclass. Learn about all of the tools and materials used before moving on to making a range of wire components as part of chains and clasps.
The techniques covered in this course form a great foundation for developing more advanced wire jewellery skills but also equip you with everything you need to make professional quality sets of beautiful wire jewellery from home.
A fun and versatile class not to be missed!
Learn the age old technique of wire work. No soldering or gluing is involved and you will learn to bend, form and interlock wire to create stunning statement pieces.
Techniques covered in this class include:
- Learn about pliers, wire and basic tools used
- Making different types of links
- How to professionally cut, shape and loop wire
- How to make wire wrapped beads
- How to plan your designs and attach your beads
- How to open and close jump rings and assemble your work
- How to attach clasps and finish your work to a professional standard
- How to make hook and eye clasps and toggle clasps
- How to make at least 2 different types of chain
- Much more…
You will have at least one completely finished chain or 2 with clasps to take home. If you have previously been on a workshop and created a pendant and don’t have a chain for it, then this will be perfect.
No previous experience is necessary
Face-to-face workshops are great fun and informative. Being face-to-face, unlike video tutorials, means you can ask questions, get help when you are stuck, meet other likeminded people and enjoy the group workshop setting. I will be there to support you every step of the way and you will be able to see the process at different angles so you will be able to create your beautiful pendant with ease.
The size of the classes is kept small to allow plenty of one-on-one attention and the maximum number of students for this class is 9.
Please park in the carpark at Tollgate, Peterborough PE3 9XD, access through the gate into the workshop! Look for the Green Sign. (Car park is circled on the map)
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The entrance through the back into the garden has a 2cm lip as you come through the gate and there is a small step into the workshop. Folding wheelchairs are able to be manouvered in. The jewellery bench is at standing height so a small foldout table can be provided.
Don't worry. I am there to support everyone. The great thing about being at a face-to-face workshop is that the tutor is there for hands on support. At any point you feel you are struggling or need some guidance then just call out and I will come over and get you back on track.
Yes, the entrance to the jewellery school is next to the disabled parking at the Scared Heart School Car park.