Jessica Jordan Coté | Pinup Poster Child | Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 9 am until 4:30 pm


Pinning, a technique that uses a sharp flame and dual fuel system, is often used for the applications of trapping, connecting, and embellishing jewelry components.  In this design-driven class, students will learn the various methods of incorporating this fun combination of technical skill and aesthetic function into a collage style necklace (earrings if they prefer).  A practical alternative or addition to stone setting, pinning is also a wonderful way to incorporate all those leftover beads you may have lying around from your stringing days!

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Instructor: Jessica Jordan Coté

Title of Class: Pinup Poster Child

Date of Class: February 6, 2020

Time: 9:00 am until 4:30 pm

Level: Intermediate

Type: Combination technique/project

Class Fee: $165

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

Kit Fee Includes

Sterling silver chain

16g sterling silver round wire

22g sterling silver round wire

24g sterling silver round wire

19g sterling silver round wire

Sterling silver 3/16” strip

22g sterling silver sheet

Flux, solder, pickle, patina and fuel

Detailed handouts

Instructor will have the following for use in class

Fully equipped soldering stations


Flex shaft stations and accessories

Sandpaper and sanding sponges


Extra hand tools

Student Supply List

A variety of gemstone beads- rondelles, tubes, rounds, and briolettes (also called “teardrops”, these should be drilled horizontally across the top as opposed to vertically).  It’s recommended students bring several strands worth to play with.

Scribe or sharpie

Center punch

Round nose pliers

Half-round/flat pliers

Bench block

Ballpeen hammer or goldsmithing hammer

Barrette file #2

Flat file #2

Miter jig

Flat nosed pliers

Chain nosed pliers

Optional Supply List

Work light and extension cord

Decorative stamps

Checkering file

Additional Class Comments

While gemstone beads are recommended, glass, ceramic, porcelain and bone will also work. No plastic or resin beads, please! I also don’t recommend learning this technique using beads that are near and dear to your heart (leave Aunt Sylvia’s pearls at home.)  Size is completely up to you.

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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!