Richard Salley | Pencil Box Project | Saturday, February 8, 2020 | 9 am until 5:30 pm


Learn to make this beautiful container and pick up a few new skills and techniques to add to your bag of jewelry making tricks. This box may be small in size but is huge in metal working techniques that you are sure to use over and over. Learn to make a a challenging cradle hinge and a unique push-button spring catch. The rolling mill patterned case adds a nice layer of detail to finish the project. Miniature colored pencils included!

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Instructor: Richard Salley

Date of Class: 02/08/2020

Time: 9 am until 5:30 pm

Class Fee: $195

Level: Intermediate-advanced (soldering and sawing proficient)

Type: A Project and Technique Workshop

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

Kit Fee Includes

22g sterling silver sheet (80 x 50mm)

10g sterling silver double-half round wire (160mm)

22g sterling silver sheet 30mm x 20mm (x2)

6mm sterling silver tube bezel

6mm faceted cz

4mm sterling tube

3mm sterling tube

16g sterling wire

12 assorted mini colored pencils

bezel wire

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

Optional Supply List

Metal shears

miter vise/jig

Texturing hammers

Metal stamps

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

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

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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!