Used for centuries in different styles as clothes fasteners, this simple mechanism is highly practical, and can be very beautiful. The long pin moves around the ring passing through loosely woven cloth, holding clothing in place.
We may have a few power tools, and the quality of metals are better – but basically we are using very similar tools and techniques that have been used by our ancestors the world over, to make metal jewellery.
On board The Silver Jewellery Boat we invite you to come along for one day and make your own historically themed silver jewellery.
15th February, 1st March, 24th April