Refined Jewelers' Mechanisms and Clasps at June 2015 Small Metals Weekend
Berkeley-based jeweler Alison Antelman is teaching a Custom Clasps Weekend Workshop at the Center for Metal Arts in the lower Hudson Valley, NY, on June 13-14, 2015. Antelman's refined mechanisms have won national awards and publication.
PRLog - May 9, 2015 - Antelman's June 13-14 workshop at the Center for Metal Arts in downstate New York is an opportunity study with this west coast art jeweler and mentor here on the east coast. Participants will learn the mechanisms and refinements of the box and the key clasps in this weekend intensive.
Custom Clasps is a hands-on workshop aboutbox and key clasps for intermediate to advanced jewelers and small metals artisans at the Center for Metal Arts. The June 13-14 weekend class is for jewelers who would like to refine secure and well-designed mechanisms in a weekend hands-on clasp clinic. Antelman will discuss a variety of solutions to link your custom-made clasp to the rest of your piece, including how to customize terminals and findings. She will demonstrate techniques to designing the box and the key clasp mechanisms as a unifying or even focal element for one's work. Students should expect to follow their own design inclinations in order to explore new ideas in creating cohesive finished jewelry. Step-by-step handouts are supplied along with samples to play with. Basic fabrication, including soldering, required.