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Weekend of Jewelry Making with Richard Salley

Richard Salley

Weekend of Jewelry Making with Richard Salley

  • The Heirloom Locket
    September 9, 2016
    5:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Make a Lasting Impression
    September 10, 2016
    5:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Fire and Ice
    September 11, 2016
    5:00 am - 12:00 pm

Enjoy a weekend of mixed media with Richard Salley. Sign up for The Heirloom Locket, Make a Lasting Impression, Fire and Ice or all three. Special deal for those taking all three of Richard’s workshops – pay only $490 for this exquisite jewelry-making experience. Class size: Minimum 10; Maximum 15 (We need a total of 30 class spots sold over the weekend to “make” these classes)

The Heirloom Locket
September 9, 2016 | 9 am – 4 pm

Heirloom LocketPrice: $180 plus $20 Materials Fee paid the day of class. Lunch, drinks & snacks are included.

There is something inherently intriguing about lockets that solicit close examination. Perhaps it is the mechanical aspect of the hinge or catch that invites us to manipulate the components. Or it may be the mystery of what is hidden inside. The wearer of a locket always has the option of keeping out observers or allowing them to share in the secret behind the closed doors.

In this class, you will learn to construct a locket using only cold connections. Etching, riveting and wire wrapping will be covered as you fabricate the locket. When combined with a special photograph you will have a lovely piece of jewelry destined to become an heirloom!

Students should bring the following
(Contact Kristin to have any of these items waiting for you)

  • Basic jewelry making tools will be needed, including round nose and flat nose pliers, wire cutters, hand files or needle files, small hammer for riveting,
  • Metal shears or if you prefer to saw jeweler’s saw and blades (# 2/0 or 3/0)
  • Bench pin
  • Bench block or anvil
  • Safety glasses
  • A small photo or copy of a photo to put inside the locket (laminated or sealed might be a good idea) approximately 3/4″ x 3/4″ to fit the opening inside the locket.

Optional items

  • Texturing hammers
  • 1.25mm or 1.80mm hole punch
  • Hardware store needle nose pliers with serrated jaws…very helpful for this project
  • If you have a favorite rubber stamp that you want to use for the etched cover, bring it along. We will have a few rubber stamps to share

Richard Salley Locket

Your  $20 kit fee includes the following:

  • Sheet copper 22-gauge 2″x2″ (2)
  • 14-gauge wire
  • Jar lid
  • 24-gauge copper sheet 3″ x .25″
  • 20-gauge copper wire approx 10ft
  • Copper chain (18″)
  • Copper jump rings
  • Brass rivets
  • Etching supplies

Make a Lasting Impression
September 10, 2016 | 9 am – 4 pm

Richard SalleyPrice: $180 plus $10 Materials Fee paid the day of class. Lunch, drinks & snacks are included.

Get the classic look of silver without paying the current price by using readily available and inexpensive, silver‐bearing, lead‐free solder that, when heated to a molten stage, can be easily stamped and takes on the look of cast silver. In this class, you will learn how to etch a master stamp of heavy gauge non‐ferrous sheet metal, and then use the stamp to create cast silver components. You will then learn to set cabochons into bezel cups which will be affixed to the silver impression and then riveted onto a metal backdrop for earrings or pendants.

Get the classic look of silver without paying the current price by using readily available and inexpensive, silver‐bearing, lead‐free solder that, when heated to a molten stage, can be easily stamped and takes on the look of cast silver. In this class, you will learn how to etch a master stamp of heavy gauge non‐ferrous sheet metal, and then use the stamp to create cast silver components. You will then learn to set cabochons into bezel cups which will be affixed to the silver impression and then riveted onto a metal backdrop for earrings or pendants.

Soldering experience will be helpful, but not essential as the basics will be discussed and demonstrated.

Students should bring the following
(Contact Kristin to have any of these items waiting for you)

  • Safety glasses
  • Basic jewelry making tools ‐ round nose pliers, flat nose pliers, wire cutters, needle file set round, half‐round, flat, triangle, square, etc., hand files, metal shears, riveting hammer or goldsmithing hammer
  • 26, 24 or 22 gauge copper or brass approx. 4×4 minimum
  • Silver Bearing Solder, solid core, lead free 3 oz or more (available at Lowes, Home Depot, Ace, and online. Some brand names to look for include Oatey and Bernzomatic. If you can’t find the silver bearing, then any solid core, lead‐free solder will do)
  • Bench block & bench pin
  • Sharpie

Richard SalleyOptional items

  • Texturing hammers
  • Work light
  • Jewelers saw and blades (size #2/0 or 3/0)
  • 1.25mm hole punch

Your  $10 kit fee includes the following:

  • 18g copper sheet (2”x2”; x 2)
  • 24g copper sheet (.25” x 6”)
  • Brass rivets
  • Ferric chloride etching solution
  • Neck chain (18”)
  • 6mm sterling silver bezel cup (2)
  • 6mm cabochon (2)
  • 8mm sterling silver bezel cup
  • 8mm cabochon
  • Torches and fuel

Fire and Ice
September 11, 2016 | 9 am – 4 pm

Fire and IcePrice: $180 plus $20 Materials Fee paid the day of class. Lunch, drinks & snacks are included.

In this class, you will create a pendant that combines torch-fired enamels with “icy cold” look of cubic zirconia. Play with both fire and ice in this day-long workshop. You will learn the basics of torch-fired enameling, how to fabricate a thick-walled bezel, and how to tube-set a faceted stone. These skills will launch you into a new level of metal work and jewelry creation. (

In this class, you will create a pendant that combines torch-fired enamels with “icy cold” look of cubic zirconia. Play with both fire and ice in this day-long workshop. You will learn the basics of torch-fired enameling, how to fabricate a thick-walled bezel, and how to tube-set a faceted stone. These skills will launch you into a new level of metal work and jewelry creation. (Soldering and sawing experience recommended)

Students should bring the following
(Contact Kristin to have any of these items waiting for you)

  • Eye Protection & Ear Protection
  • Bench Pin
  • Bench block or Anvil
  • Needle file set – round, half-round, flat, triangle, square, etc.
  • Hand files
  • Round nose, flat nose and chain nose pliers
  • Metal shears
  • Rawhide mallet

Optional items

  • Fire and IceJeweler’s saw and blades
  • Bail making pliers
  • Dremel or other rotary tool with grinding/polishing attachments
  • Work light
  • Optional: shape templates (circles, square, ovals, etc.)

Your  $20 kit fee includes the following:

  • 22g and 24g copper sheet
  • Enamel powders, enamel holding agent, enamel sifters
  • Dust mask
  • Copper bezel wire
  • Copper chain (18”)
  • Medium and hard silver solder and flux
  • Brushes
  • Torches and fuel
  • Sterling silver tubing
  • Faceted cz (clear)
  • Assorted tools for student use, flexshafts and accessories
  • Liver of sulfur patina
  • Soldering pad, solder pick, tweezers
  • Sandpaper, shape templates

Make final payment for the weekend

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Thursday & Fridays 10 am - 5 pm, Saturdays 10 am - at least 2 pm
We are always happy to open by chance or appointment by calling Kristin at 270.748.6348
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