Richard Salley | Midas Touch| Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 9 am until 5:30 pm


There is nothing quite like the look of GOLD! In this workshop you will learn several affordable ways to add gold accents to your silver jewelry without going broke!. This will not only add visual interest to your pieces, but will add value as well.

We will explore how to use gold leaf, bi-metal, Aura 22, gold dust and gold bezels. You will make a pair of earrings, a small pendant and a ring…all with gold accents.

Take your jewelry to a new level…add the Midas Touch!

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Instructor: Richard Salley

Date of Class: 02/06/2020

Time: 9 am until 5:30 pm

Class Fee: $195

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Type: A Project and Technique Workshop

Kit Fee: $100 (payable to instructor at class time)

Kit Fee Includes

18k bi-metal sheet (1”x1”)

23k gold leaf sheet 3”x3”

22k Aura22 solution (shared)

18k gold wire (16g 1”)

18k gold tube bezel (4mm)

4mm faceted stone

20g sterling sheet 1.5”x1.5” (2)

24g sterling sheet 1.5”x1.5”

20g sterling sheet 3”x0.25”

A variety of sterling silver decorative wire for embellishments

14g fine silver wire 3”

24” sterling plated chain

Flat-backed cabochons approx 18x25mm (2)

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

work light (you never know what the lighting situation is going to be like)

Optional Supply List

If you have stones you want to use, bring them along making sure they are no larger than 25mm in any direction.

I will provide stones if you don’t have one to bring…and there will be plenty of vendors in Tucson to choose from!

Feel free to bring some of your own sheet and/or wire if you want for embellishments or making extra pieces…found objects are always welcome too!

Metal shears

miter vise/jig

Texturing hammers

Metal stamps

3” or 4” C-Clamp to secure bench pin (tables vary in thickness)

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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!