Richard Salley | Can You Keep a Secret? | Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 | 9 am until 4 pm


Learn how to fabricate your own tubing on your way to creating this beautiful and functional secret compartment pendant.

When completed it can serve as a container to hold a message, a memento, cremains or other relic.

There will be plenty of challenges and a few new skills aimed at the intermediate to advance metalsmith.

Bring your own stone or found object to embellilsh your creation and make it even more personal.

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Instructor: Richard Salley

Date of Class: 02/03/2018

Time: 9 am until 4 pm

Class Fee: $145

Level: Intermediate

Type: Project-Techniques

Kit Fee: $30 (payable to instructor at class time)

Kit Fee Includes

24g sterling silver sheet (42 x 50mm)

24g sterling silver sheet (42mm x 10mm)

24g sterling silver sheet (18mm x 18mm) x2

24g sterling silver sheet (10mm x 24m)

24g sterling silver sheet (38mm x 44m)

bezel wire

cabochon approx. 18mm x 24mm

6mm cabochon

6mm bezel cup

silver solder



Student Supply List

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


bezel rocker, burnishers or bezel pusher

Ott light and extension cord

Optional Supply List

***if you want to bring your own cabochon it needs to fit on the base that I will provide which measures 38mm x 44mm.

Metal shears

miter vise/jig

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Many of our students have asked us to help streamline the process of gathering their supplies and tools for classes, and we have come up with a way we think will work for you.

SJ Jewelry Supply in Phoenix is owned and operated by a wonderful family, headed by Mario Morales. His wife, Erika, and son, Steven, round out the staff, and they are excited to help make gathering your supplies easy and stress free. We guarantee they will make life easier for you! No kidding!

Here’s how it will work….

  • Once you have determined what you will need for each class, send an email with your request for products and/or tools to SJ Jewelry Supply
    • Go to our website, open the class description for each of the classes in which you are enrolled, scroll down to the section “Student Supplies,” cut and paste the items you want to purchase into an email to Mario.
    • Here’s their email address
  • When they receive your email, they will send you a return email acknowledging receipt of your request
    • In this email, they will instruct you about payment methods 
  • Once your order is filled, they will send you a second email with confirmation stating your order is complete
    • Included in this email, they will give you instructions on how to pick up your orders upon arrival in Tucson

 Sound easy? We think it’s going to help take the stress out of preparing for classes!