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ONLINE Metals Week 1A: Puzzle This – An Interlocking Clasp

Hand fabricated clasps and closures can elevate a design from the ordinary to the extraordinary. In this class, you will create a clasp / closure that is unique, challenging and enjoyable to design and make. These clasps are intriguing and engaging to look at and fun to take apart and put back together! Suzanne will take you through the design, construction and troubleshooting steps needed to create a pendant form that doubles as a 3-dimensional closure for your design.

Hand fabricated clasps and closures have always been an integral part of Suzanne’s designs, but more recently she has intensified her exploration and development of new and interesting ways of joining jewelry elements together. She will share what she has discovered and help you explore novel and unconventional approaches to the design, creation and functionality of clasps.

NOTE: Metals Week workshops will all be held via Zoom for 2021, from 9 am to 4 pm PDT. You will be working in your own studios and your instructor will be present on your computer.

You will need to have a working studio with basic fabrication tools including pliers / saw / benchpin / files / solder station and torch. Specialized equipment, tools and supplies are referenced in the description and a more detailed list describing where to buy items or specific item numbers will be provided after registration.

Find the full materials list here.

Suzanne Williams graduated from Colorado State University in 1980 with a degree in fine art/printmaking and later worked as a graphic artist, illustrator, fine artist, and technician in art/bronze casting foundries before beginning her jewelry-making career in 1990. Over the years she has shown her work in many galleries, art festivals and group exhibitions.


Facebook: Suzanne Williams Jewelry

Age: 19 years and above

1A – June 14-15,
2-day session

Tuition: $315
(or $750 if taken with “Color and Texture in Enamel” 6/16-6/18)

Skill Level:
Intermediate to advanced students with a good working knowledge of basic skills.

Enrollment is limited to 15 students.

Suzanne Williams

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