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Clasps Video Series


6 VIDEOS
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Heart-Shaped Padlock Pendant

This course shows how to make a hinged arm padlock with a hardened mechanism. You will learn valuable lessons on core hardening and sweat soldering. The lesson has many valuable tips and comes with a handy worksheets and theory notes. This lesson…

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How to Make a Box Clasp

This course shows how to make a box clasp that can be incorporated into a bracelet or necklace. You will learn how to perform miter joints to form the box, and how to make the traditional mechanism. This lesson includes two videos: Part 1 –…

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How to Make Pearl Clasp

This shows you how to make a simple hook clasp that is ideal for a pearl necklace. Once you understand the principles the catch shape could be customized to suit the necklace you are working with once you understand how the mechanism works. Materials:…

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How to Make a Ball Clasp

This course will show you how to make a twist key lock catch that can be used on a pearl necklace. This lesson has some great doming forming and ball making tips, as well as some valuable soldering lessons. Peter will explain each step of the way…

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How to Make a Parrot (Lobster) Clasp

In this course Peter will show you how to make your own unique parrot clasp sometimes called a lobster clasp. Once you know how they are made and how the mechanism works you can add your own personal touch and perhaps mass produce them. Materials:…

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How to Make a Sister Hook Clasp

This course will show you how to make a simple hinged catch mechanism with a tube rivet. It is important for a jeweler to learn how to make findings and catches, as this knowledge helps when it comes to repairing jewelry. This lesson includes three…