Bead Fest Santa Fe 2017
 

Workshops by Richard Salley

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03/23/20178:30 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, March 23, 2017
168, The Clasp Class - $170
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Brazing, Drilling, Finishing, Flex Shaft, Hot Connection, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Silversmithing, Soldering, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• How to fabricate a box clasp
  • How to fabricate a fold-over clasp
  • How to fabricate a spring clasp
 
So, what’s the catch? The catch (or clasp) with be the focus of this full day class. We will look at a variety of clasps that you can make to add a truly handcrafted closure to your pendants, necklaces and bracelets. No longer will you be LIMITED by commercial catches for your creations. In this class you will fabricate three types of clasps...the box clasp, the fold-over clasp and the spring clasp. ***NOTE: we will NOT be making the bracelet shown in the photos...only clasps that could be used on a bracelet, necklace, or chain.You WILL  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Sawing and silver soldering experience required

Materials you are required to bring: Safety glasses, digital caliper (available at Harbor Freight and Radio Shack for around $20), scribe or fine point marker, basic jewelry making tools, including: round nose pliers, flat nose pliers, chain nose pliers, hand files or needle files, jeweler's saw and blades (#3/0 or #4/0), small hammer, metal shears, rawhide mallet, bench pin, bench block, sandpaper/polishing papers optional: 3" or 4" C-Clamp (or other clamp) sometimes needed to clamp bench pin to table work light magnifying glasses or optivisor

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168, The Clasp Class - $170 [More Info]
Richard Salley
03/24/20178:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday, March 24, 2017
200, Stacking Stones - $190
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Cold Connections, Design, Drilling, Finishing, Flex Shaft, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Patina, Riveting, Silversmithing, Soldering, Stone Setting - Cabachon, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Stone drilling
  • Bezel setting
  • Soldering
  • FIling
Learn an exciting way to add interest and intrigue to your jewelry pieces. Everyone will want to know how you manage to secure one stone on top of another. In this class the mystery will be revealed and you will acquire a skill that will blow the lid off the design possibilities! From here, the sky’s the limit! In this class you will have the option of creating a ring or pendant with the stacked‐stone process. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Silver soldering and sawing experience at a beginner or higher level will be needed

Materials you are required to bring: Students should bring the following tools Safety glasses, basic Jewelry making tools - round nose pliers, flat nose pliers, wire cutters, hand files or Needle File Set – round, half-round, flat, triangle, etc., Bezel pusher, bezel roller or burnisher, bench pin, bench block or anvil and anvil pillow to dampen sound, jeweler’s saw and blades (size #3/0 or 4/0),Calipers (Digital calipers are available at Harbor Freight for around $20),Rawhide MalletBall-peen hammer or goldsmithing hammer or other type of small hammer for riveting. Optional: ring clamp, Loupe, Magnifying glasses or Optivisor, small Machinist Square (2" size or larger),Miter Cutting Vise/Jig

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200, Stacking Stones - $190 [More Info]
Richard Salley
03/25/20178:30 am - 4:00 pm Saturday, March 25 & Sunday, March 26, 2017
203, Ketoh Bracelet - $385
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Assembly, Brazing, Chasing, Drilling, Flex Shaft, Fold Forming, Leatherwork, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Patina, Recycling, Silversmithing, Soldering, Stamping, Stone Setting - Cabachon, Texturing, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Hinge making
  • Clasp construction
  • Bezel setting
 


Navajo Indian archers wore wrist guards called Ketohs to protect their forearms from the snap of their bowstrings. Navajo silversmiths adapted the ketoh form into decorative jewelry. Taking inspiration from the original Ketoh, this 2-day workshop will guide you to fabricate a modern, hinged version that you’ll be proud to wear even if you never pull back a bowstring.You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Silver soldering and sawing proficiency are required for this class.

Materials you are required to bring: Bring a leather belt (or part of a belt approx. 8 inches long x 1.5 inches wide x approx. 1/8 inch thick). Basic jewelry making tools will be needed, including round nose and flat nose pliers, wire cutters, hand files or needle files, small hammer for tube setting, metal shears, jeweler's saw and blades (# 3/0 or 4/0), bench pin, bench block or anvil, safety glasses, mallet. Optional: texturing hammers, metal stamps, 1.25mm or 1.80mm hole punch, decorative silver wire (patterned wire, half-bead wire, etc.)

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203, Ketoh Bracelet - $385 [More Info]
Richard Salley