Make your own Toggle and Bar Clasp with Copper Metal Clay

Instructor: Sue Henry

Course outline: Using Prometheus Copper Metal Clay we will design and make several toggle and bar clasps to complete your handmade jewellery pieces. The Instructor will provide information on the design requirements and the math to make a clasp that will securely close and stay closed. 

Using metal clay we will texture and cut the pieces.  Using several techniques we will add the wire connectors and to reinforce each component as needed.   All best practices of using metal clay including cutting, texturing, use of templates, refining and finishing will be discussed and demonstrated.  Students will have use of the instructor’s extensive collection of tools for their projects.

Instructor will discuss firing the student work and demonstrate the use of the kiln.  Student work will be left at the store to be fired by the instructor and returned to the store for student pick up. Complete notes will be provided for student use.

Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate

Prerequisite: None

Technique: Metal Clay - Copper

Bring to class: One package of Prometheus Copper Metal Clay

Class cancellation policy: If you need to cancel, please let us know 5 days prior to the class. Cancellations made later than that will forfeit the class deposit or fee. We may re-schedule or cancel classes if we do not receive the minimum number of bookings, or in case of bad weather or instructor illness. In this case, you will be notified and the fees will be refunded or issued as store credit.



Price: 55.00 +HST
Duration: approximately 3 hours

Students are eligible for our 15% student discount card!
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To register for this session, please call 416-751-1911 or toll-free 1-877-473-2323 now, because many of our sessions fill up quickly! We limit class sizes so you can get the best value.
Only 8 seats total for this class!
About Sue Henry

Sue has been making jewellery for almost 10 years, discovering and mastering many different techniques.  She loves beads and elaborate designs to create unique jewellery.  She has been learning and teaching for many years and is a committed member of the Toronto Bead Society and several other groups as well.

Exploring the many techniques available to make uniquely beautiful jewellery led Sue to metal clay.  It doesn’t seem possible but we can now make one of a kind metal beads and other jewellery components of pure copper and bronze.  Recent advances in the formulation of metal clay products now allow students to create pieces which can be completed in only a few hours.  The opportunity to create totally unique components is irresistible!  To make student work truly unique We will use moulds of vintage buttons and other pieces combined with texture sheets which will allow students to make beautifully intricate copper and bronze jewellery components. 

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