LEARN-TO Lentil Clasp or Sliding Pin Catch FRI 21 JUNE

Date: Friday 21 June, 2024

Start Time: 10am

End Time: 4.30

Venue: FORGE

In this workshop you will be guided through making one of two different clasps, or if you are experienced you might make both. Making these sample clasps will help you to advance your jeweling skills and integrate new techniques into your work. Having a range of clasp making techniques allows to choose the perfect clasp for each of your designs elevating the quality of your work.

Taught by Sarah Macrae, author of the fantastic technical jewellery book 'Fastenings & Findings for jewellers'. 

Special discount to FORGE Friends, enter your code at checkout 

What will I make?

You will make either a slide pin clasp, or a lentil clasp. If you are more experienced you may be able to make both clasps. 

What will happen on the day?

You will start the day by getting to know your fellow makers and looking at samples of the different clasp types. 

There will then be a demonstration of making a slide pin clasp and a lentil clasp. You can then choose which clasp you are going to make. You will be provided with everything you need for the day, the silver necessary to make the clasp in addition to a pad, pencil, apron and tools. Step by step written instructions will be provided as well as individual support from the tutor.

What skills do I need?

Intermediate & Advanced

For those who already have some prior knowledge on the subject or have relevant skills.

Ideal for makers looking to up skill and advance their practice.

What should I bring?

- Reading glasses (if you need them!) 

- Notebook for taking notes

- Apron

What should I wear? 

Clothes: Casual and not too precious as they may get a bit dusty or damaged.  Avoid long, loose fitting sleeves and anything that might catch or get caught whilst you are working.

Shoes: Casual flat shoes and no open toed sandals in case you drop a hammer or something hot on them!

Hair: Tie long hair back.

Who is my instructor?

Sarah Macrae has been making jewellery and teaching for more than 40 years. Sarah recently wrote a book on Catches and Findings, published in 2022 by Crowood Press.

How do I get there? 

See contact page for details on public transport and parking.