Yesterday, I went to Zahia Brugge, to learn how to make silver clasps for bracelets, earrings or necklaces.
|a nice cup of coffee to welcome me ! Great !|
We were invited to sit down at the table filled with all sorts of tools, even hammers ! (to be used when frustrated ?)
|a complete toolset was waiting for us...|
|it was a small group, but very dedicated pupils|
|Sylvie is a very good teacher...|
|and very funny !|
|see the tools ? Verrry macho !|
|hammering on the silver|
Sylvie showed us some pre-made examples in cupper. A much cheaper metal, and also softer to bend. So this was our practising material, before we could try our hands at the silver.
|the cupper forms were easy to make|
|you need good eyes for this !|
|many ideas to choose from|
We were so busy - time passed unnoticed.
We all did well, with the cupper. And then we could choose any model we wanted... I went for the design earrings, and had some silver left to from 2 nice clasps.
We could - of course - pick our choice in the many many drawers filled with beads, to use in our earrings.
The result can be seen here !
|I made a red set and a blue set|
I really enjoyed this workshop, it was not too difficult. And at home I tried one of the clasps on my crocheted green necklace - it is just purr-fect !
|the S-form is ideal for this necklace|
|these are watercolours - I love them|