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Up On A Pedestal Wednesday, July 31, 9:00 AM and
Thursday, August 1, 9:00 AM and
Friday, August 2, 9:00 AM
Richard Salley $440   
This workshop is 18 hours.

Student Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Type of Workshop: Process and Project
Prerequisite: Sawing and soldering proficiency required
Workshop Category: Jewelry

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In this workshop you will fabricate a one-of-a-kind necklace using found objects, scrap silver and gemstones. To showcase your creation you will construct a box that will serve to keep your piece on display when you are not wearing it. You will also learn to make your own fold-over clasp for a secure chain closure. In the end you will have true object d' art worthy of being put up on a pedestal.

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Kit/Materials Fee (payable to instructor at class time):

  • $100.00 includes:
  • 24g sterling silver sheet (22mm x 72mm) x 2
  • 24g sterling silver sheet (40mm x 72mm) x 2
  • 24g sterling silver sheet (30mm x 40mm)
  • 24g sterling silver sheet (10mm x 65mm)
  • 10g sterling silver double half-round wire (32mm) x 2
  • 10g sterling silver slotted wire (32mm) x 4
  • 5, 6 or 8mm cabochon and bezel cup (x2)
  • sterling silver jump rings (x6)
  • 20" sterling chain.
  • bezel wire
  • silver solder
  • flux
  • patina
  • pickle
  • handouts

Student should bring:

  • Bring a cabochon of your choosing that will fit on a 1.5" x 1.5" base with sufficient room left around the stone for embellishments. I will have some stones also if you don't have one to bring.
  • Bring found objects or additional stones you want to incorporate into the piece.
  • 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
  • small hammer (goldsmith, chasing, etc.)
  • Wire cutters
  • Scribe
  • bezel rocker, burnishers or bezel pusher


  • Metal shears
  • miter vise/jig
  • Dimple pliers
  • metal stamps
  • texture hammers
  • shot plate
  • Dremel tool or flex shaft
  • Work light - battery operated are best because power is not always available at every table
  • 3" or 4" C-Clamp for holding bench pin on to table

Some workshops may require that you bring supplies or tools that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for jewelry supplies & tools for pick-up at the on-site Jewelry Supply store when you arrive at ARTU19, contact:

SJ Jewelry Supply LLC

Please note that SJ Jewelry Supply has an extensive selection of products but not all of them may appear on their website. If in doubt about the availability of any product, a simple phone call will get you the information that you desire.

Email your order to: info@sjjewelrysupply.com
call: 602-956-0189

Questions: art@rsalley.com
Website: rsalley.com