Lyle Rayfield | METAL CLAY FINDINGS: TOGGLES, CAPS, CONES, and MORE | Friday, February 2nd, 2018 | 9 am – 4 pm


Say good-bye to store bought findings and start making one-of-a-kind toggle clasps, end caps, and necklace cones for your hand crafted jewelry designs. It’s easier than you think. Make a themed clasp to match a specific piece of work, or build a collection of findings to have available when the need arises. This class will help you elevate your work to a whole new level of distinctive eye-catching designs.

Students will learn how to construct toggle clasps with various attachment applications and how to gauge the appropriate measurement for toggle bar length. Students will also learn how to measure and form end caps and bead caps, as well as how to measure, sculpt, and shape necklace cones, bars, and spacers.

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Instructor:  Lyle Rayfield


Date of Class: February 2, 2018

Time: 9:00 am until 4:00 pm

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Type: Project and Technique

Class Fee: $145

Kit Fee: $70.00 (payable to instructor at class time)

Kit Fee Includes

silver metal clay

shared silver clay paste and/or syringe

firing and finishing supplies and materials

tool and equipment use

miscellaneous workshop supplies and consumables

fine silver wire

use of textures, molds, and clay cutters

Instructor will have the following for use in class

metal clay tool kits

work surfaces for metal clay

miscellaneous workshop supplies and consumables

a variety of texture mats and surfaces, molds, and clay cutters

snake rollers for metal clay

warming tray

metal clay kilns

brass brushes

Liver of Sulfur patina

Student Supply List

Work Light and extension cord

Optional Supply List



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Many of our students have asked us to help streamline the process of gathering their supplies and tools for classes, and we have come up with a way we think will work for you.

SJ Jewelry Supply in Phoenix is owned and operated by a wonderful family, headed by Mario Morales. His wife, Erika, and son, Steven, round out the staff, and they are excited to help make gathering your supplies easy and stress free. We guarantee they will make life easier for you! No kidding!

Here’s how it will work….

  • Once you have determined what you will need for each class, send an email with your request for products and/or tools to SJ Jewelry Supply
    • Go to our website, open the class description for each of the classes in which you are enrolled, scroll down to the section “Student Supplies,” cut and paste the items you want to purchase into an email to Mario.
    • Here’s their email address
  • When they receive your email, they will send you a return email acknowledging receipt of your request
    • In this email, they will instruct you about payment methods 
  • Once your order is filled, they will send you a second email with confirmation stating your order is complete
    • Included in this email, they will give you instructions on how to pick up your orders upon arrival in Tucson

 Sound easy? We think it’s going to help take the stress out of preparing for classes!