Richard Salley | The Silver Padlock… | Monday, January 29th and Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 | 9 am until 4 pm


Padlocks date back to the Roman Era (500 BC – 300 AD) and have gone through many changes over the years. In this 2-Day workshop you will learn to construct a working padlock with key that is both decorative and functional. Use it to secure a chain or add it to a book cover, handbag or ???? There will be plenty to challenge you to bring your fabrication skills to a new level.

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Instructor: Richard Salley

Date of Class: 01/29/2018 –  01/30/2018

Time: 9 am until 4 pm

Class Fee: $290

Level: Intermediate

Type: Project-Techniques

Kit Fee: $50 (payable to instructor at class time)

Kit Fee Includes

Ferric Nitrate etching solution and disposal supplies

Transfer images

22g sterling silver sheet (40mm x 40mm) x 2

24g sterling silver sheet (50mm x 6mm) bezel

24g sterling silver sheet (50mm x 3mm) bezel

24g sterling silver sheet (10mm x 2mm) hinge

10 sterling silver wire for locking mechanism

18g sterling silver 5mm x 8mm for key

3mm sterling silver tubing for key

16g sterling silver wire (40mm)

spring steel

silver solder


torches and fuel


Student Supply List

Basic jewelry making tools will be needed, including round nose, chain nose and flat nose pliers

wire cutters

hand files or needle files

wire cutters

rawhide or nylon mallet

metal shears

jeweler’s saw and blades (#0 or #2/0)

bench pin
bench block or anvil

scribe or fine point Sharpie marker

bezel pusher, bezel rocker or burnisher

safety glasses

Ott light and extension cord

Optional Supply List

miter vise/jig

optivors or other ma

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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!