Susan Lenart Kazmer | Building Small Boxes + Fringe | Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | 9:00 am until 4:30 pm


Throughout history, Talismans and prayer boxes have been worn purposely and used to enhance and bring the qualities, prayers or specific intentions imbedded into these boxes into fruition. These boxes and containers are constructed into beautiful, purposeful and wearable adornment to be carried for protection, power and love. The repetition of wearing a prayer box embeds the intentions deeply and profoundly into the wearers life.

Learn techniques of my most recent personal signature work in earring form. Learn the very practical skills of of building 3 dimensional unique sterling silver small box forms in multiple. Soldering and constructing as well as keeping intention and embedding your personal and powerful Talismans. Be prepared to open up creatively and allow yourself to create the extraordinary.

Techniques to be covered include soldering with hard, medium and EZ solder, sweat soldering, building a hollow form, piercing with jewelers saw, clean up and finish work.  Explore the use symbolism using wire, thread,objects and shredded ribbon and formula for industrial patina.

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Instructor: Susan Lenart Kazmer

Date of Class: 02/04/2020

Time: 9:00 am until 4:30 pm

Class Fee: $165

Level: All levels

Type: Project/Techniques

Kit Fee: $45* (payable to instructor at class time)

*Kit fee may vary a bit due to fluctuating prices of precious metals.

Kit Fee Includes 

sterling silver 24 gauge sheet

bezel wire

16 gauge sterling silver wire


all solder and expendables

Instructor will have the following for use in class

torch stations


use of instructor’s tools

patina stations

pickle stations

Student Supply List

chain and round nose pliers

wire snips

small flat file 01 or similar

jewelers saw and 03 blade (or close)

bench pin


work light and extension cord

Optional Supply List


small non asbestos soldering pad

locking pliers

Instructor Email Address

Instructor Website



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!