Shannon Bundschuh | Tiers for Ears: three-tiered earrings | Thursday, January 26, 2023 | 9:00 am until 4:30 pm


Join me for a full day of playful exploration of design, shape, texture and movement while we create a pair of stunning three tiered dangle earrings.

Through trial and error, every artist evolves and manipulates techniques to suit their needs.

I look forward to sharing my way of working with these materials to help you create your own beautiful wearable art as well as add new techniques to your toolbox for your own future designs.

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Title of Class: Tiers for Ears

Date of Class: Thursday, January 26, 2023

Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Level: intermediate, advanced

Type: Project

Class Fee: $195

Kit Fee: $107  (payable to instructor at class time)

Kit includes

1 Pair of matching rose cut cabochons, approx. 10x12mm (gemstone types may vary from the photos)

(1) 6” x .625” – 22 gauge Sterling Sheet, Dead Soft

Bezel wire – 28 gauge

20 gauge round wire, approx. 10-12”

Pre-made earwire

(8) 5mm Jump rings

Small baggie of silver dust


Sanding Cloth

Pro Polish Pad

Sheet Solder, flux

Instructor will have the following for use in class

Soldering stations – torches, fuel, solder, platforms, quench bowls, towels

Table protection


LOS patina

Baking Soda for neutralizer

Dawn, paper towels, dishpans for water

Flex shaft & Drill Bits

A few extras of tools on student list

Instructor will have the following available for purchase in class

Rosecut Cabochon pairs

Student Supply List


Pliers: Chain Nose, Round Nose, Flat Nose, Flat/Half Round, (Ring Bending Pliers, Wrap and Tap or Bail making pliers)

Flush Cutters

Miter Jig

Rawhide or Nylon mallet

Charcoal Block – hard

Steel Bench Block and rubber base

Ball Peen, Chasing, or Planishing hammer

Files Cut #2 – flat, half round

Needle files

Saw & Blades (2/0 or 3/0)

Extra Silver Dust you have collected sawing in the past. I will provide some, but I feel the more, the better.

Something to catch your silver dust in your lap while you saw so you can continue to create fun texture on future pieces.

Cut Lube or Blade Butter

Digital Caliper

Center Punch

Tweezers – for detail work and a pair for soldering

Ring Clamp

Pumice Knife-edge wheel polisher, size medium and mandrels {Rio#332723 & Rio#333120}

Bezel Rocker/Roller, Prong pusher, Burnisher

Foam sanding pads (3M) – Fine, Superfine

Sketchbook and/or pad of paper

Pencil and Fine Point Sharpie


Circle Template: I will have one or two, but you may want your own. It will speed up the process if you have one and don’t have to wait for one to be available.

Enamel Sifter, 1/2” dia. preferable, but any size will work {RIO#350022}.

If you are local and can bring a dead blow hammer, please do.


All materials for one pair of earrings is included in your kit. This list is optional should you want to bring additional materials or are quick enough to start on a second pair.

A pair of your favorite Gemstone Cabochons (10x12mm each)  if you would like to bring your own. I will supply a pair in your kit and there will be more for sale as well.

Bezel wire if you bring your own cabochons. The bezel wire provided in the kit will be just enough and will fit the size of the stones provided. Your stones may be taller/shorter.

Extra Sterling goods and components: Sterling Sheet 22 gauge dead soft, Silver Dust, Earwires, jump rings and 20 gauge dead soft wire

Work light and extension cord

Magnification if required

Your makers mark stamp or other stamps to add to the back of your pieces

Instructor Email Address:

Instagram: @carry.a.torch




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!