Bead Fest Philadelphia 2017
 

Workshops by Richard Salley

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08/16/20178:30 am - 4:00 pm Wednesday, August 16, 2017
1045, The Poison Ring -  $185
 
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Level:
Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly,Design,Flex Shaft,Metalsmithing,Patina,Silversmithing,Soldering,Stone Setting - Cabochon,Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Ring construction
  • Single-knuckle hinge fabrication
  • Stone setting

The real secret of poison rings is that it has never really been documented to be used to actually poison people. These rings came from India and the Far East by way of the Holy Relic trade in the Middle ages. And really, the containers were used as containers. People treated them as lockets – used to hold either a lock of hair or a hand painted picture of their lover or some other loved one. In a time when robbery was prevalent, these rings provided the ultimate safe for your cherished keepsakes. Learn to make one of these fabulous hinged rings and see what kind of uses you can find for it... whether nefarious or benign! You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Soldering and sawing proficient

Materials you are required to bring: Safety glasses, Jewelers saw and blades (#2/0-4/0), Bench Block
Bench Pin, Pliers-flat nose, chain nose, round nose, Files – hand files and/or needle files, Calipers – digital calipers can be found online or at Harbor Freight for around $20, Rawhide mallet, Wire cutters, Scribe, bezel rocker, burnishers or bezel pusher , Ring mandrel. Optional: Metal shears, miter vise/jig, texture hammers or metal stamps, 3" or 4" C-clamp for securing bench pin to tables, Work light...the lighting can be less than optimal

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1045, The Poison Ring - $185 [More Info]
Richard Salley
08/17/20178:30 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017
1056, The Clasp Class -  $170
 
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Level:
Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Brazing,Drilling,Flex Shaft,Hot Connection,Metalsmithing,Metalwork,Silversmithing,Soldering,Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Fabrication with sheet, wire and tubing
  • Create custom findings
  • Small scale assembly and soldering

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 threaded tube 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. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Sawing and soldering proficient

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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1056, The Clasp Class - $170 [More Info]
Richard Salley
08/18/20178:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday, August 18, & Saturday, August 19, 2017
1057, Balance Beam Bracelet -  $395
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing,Brazing,Drilling,Enameling,Flex Shaft,Hot Connection,Metalsmithing,Metalwork,Patina,Silversmithing,Soldering,Stone Setting - Cabochon,Stone Setting - Faceted,Torchwork,Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Torch-fired enameling
  • Hinge construction
  • Custom clasp fabrication

There will be plenty to challenge you in this two-day workshop. Add to your fabrication and metal working skills as you construct this handsome spring bracelet. Create a curved, torch-fired enamel focal piece, add a tube-set CZ and then balance it on a “beam”, framed at each end by spring clasp and a hinge. You will learn design of the bracelet as well as its components: tube-setting, spring mechanism, clasp and hinge, shaping of metal, annealing and hardening. We will solder, shape, hammer our way to a custom fit bracelet. These skills and techniques can easily transfer to future projects of your own. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Sawing and soldering proficient

Materials you are required to bring: Safety glasses, Digital caliper (available at Amazon, 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, Wire cutters, Hand files or needle files, Jeweler’s saw and blades (#3/0 or #2/0), Metal shears, Rawhide mallet, Bench pin, Bench block, Sandpaper/polishing papers. Optional, Texture hammers, Bracelet Bending Pliers (nylon jaw), 3inch or 4inch C-Clamp (or other clamp) sometimes needed to clamp bench pin to table, Work light (battery operated are best because electrical outlets sometimes are not accessible), Magnifying glasses or optivisors

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1057, Balance Beam Bracelet - $395 [More Info]
Richard Salley
08/20/20178:30 am - 4:00 pm Sunday, August 20, 2017
1058, Etched Saddle Ring -  $185
 
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Level:
Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing,Design,Etching,Finishing,Flex Shaft,Metalsmithing,Patina,Stone Setting - Cabochon,Stone Setting - Faceted,Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Etching sterling silver
  • Proper ring sizing
  • Multi-layer soldering

Saddle up! Learn the extensive possibilities and practical process behind etching sterling silver, while building a beautifully embellished sterling silver saddle ring. Learn how to set up, use and safely dispose of the chemicals used in the etching process. We will also focus on additional metalsmithing skills in order to further the design potential of your etched piece. This beginner to intermediate journey into the world of silver etching will open up new jewelry making vistas. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Sawing and soldering proficient

Materials you are required to bring: Safety glasses, Jewelers saw and blades (#2/0-4/0), Bench Block, Bench Pin, Pliers-flat nose, chain nose, round nose, Files, Metal shears, Scissors, Calipers, Hammer -chasing, goldsmith, or ball peen, Rawhide mallet, Wire cutters, Scribe, bezel rocker or bezel pusher , burnishers, Ring mandrel, polishing pads or fine steel wool. Optional: nylon jaw ring bending pliers , half-round/flat bending pliers
miter vise/jig

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1058, Etched Saddle Ring - $185 [More Info]
Richard Salley