Discover the World of Jewelry Findings (1) Session
Findings are among the most important aspects of jewelry design. The clasps, pins, attachments, hinges, earring posts, and gem settings you choose for your designs signals to your customers that you pay attention to detail. An old saying among jewelry connoisseurs is that the way to know if a jewel is well made is to look at it from the back, and by the details. Make sure that your details are backed up with knowledge and informed decision making about the findings best suited to your design. You’ll learn about the history of findings, and about the findings styles most popular with jewelry makers and designers in today’s market. Find out how findings adapt to the styles of clothing and accessories that women are wearing in any given era. You’ll get to handle real findings from past and present, and you’ll also get to take apart a silver spring ring during class, to see how its mechanism works!
In this class you will learn:
- Hisory of Jewelry Findings
- The findings most popular in today’s jewelry
- The hidden details of finding
- How to choose the best finding for your piece
- The different metals used in findings
- The marking and stamping of findings
Class is held Wednesday- (1) sessions
April 26, 2017 6.00 pm – 9.00pm
THIS IS A FREE WORKSHOP PLEASE
About the Instructor: Michael Toback is president of Myron Toback, Inc., a trusted source for quality findings, jewelry tools, and supplies, with expert customer service on 47th Street, for over a half century. The firm also has state-of-the-art assay and refining services in-house. Toback works alongside three generations of his family who still run the business, which offers a wide array of 14k, 18k, 22k, 24k, palladium, platinum, silver and gold-Filled findings, sheet, wire, casting grain, and fabricated mill products in yellow, white, pink, and green metals. Its showroom is in the heart of New York City’s Jewelry District at 545 Fifth Ave., 10th floor (entrance on 45th St.) Toback has taught classes on findings at the Pratt Institute and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) for a number of years.