Hello everyone. I’ve enjoyed reading all of your questions and
comments. Even though almost all of you are far more advanced
than I, the has been enlightening nonetheless.
I am new to jewelrymaking and metalsmith work. I took a
beginner’s course after I began making evening bags from wire,
and it became apparent that I needed to expand my knowledge
before I could proceed to make the bags I envisioned.
I’ve had quite a bit of success with the bags I’ve created so
far, but I need to learn more. My primary concern right now is
learning how to make hinges and whatever else I need to know so
that I can create decorative clasps for the bags.
I am considering taking a workshop at Peter’s Valley Craft
Education Center in New Jersey. If anyone has any knowledge
about the workshops there, I’d love to hear from you.
Also, if anyone has any ideas about the best way for my to
achieve my ‘clasp design and execution’ goals (kinds of findings
available, courses, books, etc.), I would be very grateful to
hear from you.
Thanks in advance --Judith