RICHARD SALLEY – BUCKLES, BOLOS & BARBED WIRE

From: $665.73

PREREQUISITES/SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate – Sawing and soldering skills are necessary to be successful in this class

These three iconic pieces of personal adornment lend themselves to unlimited design possibilities. Although they obviously have their roots in the traditions of the Old West, in this workshop you will be challenged to reinterpret them into your own personal style. There will be plenty of sawing, soldering and fabricating with which to hone your jewelry making skills and maybe learn a new technique or two along the way.

Day One – The Art of the Buckle
Belt Buckles may not fit perfectly into the category of jewelry, but they can certainly be considered wearable pieces of art. In this full day workshop, you will learn to make a very personalized belt buckle for yourself or a special someone. Although the examples shown here are decidedly Western in look, your challenge will be to create a buckle that reflects your own aesthetic. The common elements will be to have a pierced brass overlay and edge embellishments…beyond that, the design choice is up to you. Buckles are a great way to showcase a special stone, coin or other object. Plenty of examples of non-Western buckles can be found with a simple Google search.

Day Two – The Bolo Tie
The Bolo Tie lies somewhere between necklace and necktie with a definite Southwest flair to it. The Bolo is popping up in fashion shows around the world and worn by women nearly as much as men.
In this class you will learn to make a Bolo with all hand fabricated elements including sterling silver slide and custom tips…no store-bought components!
Join the fun and create a new fashion accessory you can enjoy everywhere!

Day Three – Barbed Wire Cuff
This Barbed Wire setting is a great way to show off a special stone and at the same time provide lots of visual interest to the band. This particular design uses triangle wire for strength and comfort. There will be plenty of challenge your design and fabrication skills. So, grab one of your special stones and build this cuff for a custom piece of wearable art.

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THIS IS A THREE-DAY WORKSHOP

DATES & TIMES
Friday, April 17 – Sunday, April 19, 2020.   9:00AM to 5:30PM

Description

LOCATION: Multiplicity Studio (please see below for address and contact info)

WORKSHOP FEE: $525.00

KIT FEE: $140.73 ($130+$10.73 sales tax)

KIT CONTENTS:

Day One – The Art of the Buckle

  • 22g sterling silver sheet (2”x3”)
  • 22g jeweler’s brass sheet (2”x3”)
  • Sterling silver twist wire (as needed)
  • Sterling silver rectangle wire (as needed)
  • 24g sterling sheet 4mm x 20mm x 2
  • 10g sterling wire 70mm
  • Bezel wire for stone or coin
  • Silver solder
  • Handouts

Day Two – The Bolo Tie

  • 8ply braided leather bolo cord
  • 22g sterling silver sheet (50 x 50mm)
  • 24g sterling silver sheet (30mm x 24mm) x2
  • 24g sterling silver sheet (10mm x 10mm) x2
  • 14g sterling silver half-round wire (72mm)
  • 14g sterling silver twist wire (72mm)
  • 14g sterling silver wire (120mm)
  • bezel wire
  • 6mm cabochon x2
  • 6mm bezel cup x2
  • silver solder
  • handouts

Day Three – Barbed Wire Cuff

  • 22g sterling silver sheet (50 x 50mm)
  • #4 sterling silver triangle wire 156mm (x2)
  • 16g sterling silver wire (6”)
  • a variety of pattern wire for embellishments
  • bezel wire as need for stone
  • silver solder
  • handouts

Also available for purchase:

  • I will have some stones also available for purchase, if you don’t have some to bring.

Students must provide the following supplies* (click to download PDF version):

Day One – The Art of the Buckle

  • Bring a flat-backed cabochon, coin or other object you might want to attach to the buckle.
  • Scribe
  • Bezel Rocker, Burnishers or Bezel Pusher*
    *Multiplicity has a limited number available for students to share in the studio

Optional for day 1:

  • Metal shears
  • Miter vise/jig
  • Metal stamps, your favorite
  • Jewelers Saw & Blades #0 and #2/0 or #3/0

Day Two – The Bolo Tie

  • Bring a flat-backed cabochon of your choosing that will fit on a 2” x 2” base with sufficient room left around the stone for embellishments. If you want to do a stone-on-stone setting, bring a second smaller cabochon for that.
  • Calipers – digital calipers can be found online or at Harbor Freight for around $20
  • Scribe
  • Bezel Rocker, Burnishers or Bezel Pusher*
    *Multiplicity has a limited number available for students to share in the studio

Optional for day 2:

  • Metal shears
  • Miter vise/jig
  • Jewelers Saw & Blades #2/0 – #4/0

Day Three – Barbed Wire Cuff

  • Bring a flat-backed cabochon of your choosing no larger than 30mm in any direction.
  • Calipers – digital calipers can be found online or at Harbor Freight for around $20
  • Scribe
  • Bezel Rocker, Burnishers or Bezel Pusher*
    *Multiplicity has a limited number available for students to share in the studio

Optional for day 3:

  • Metal shears
  • Miter vise/jig
  • Jewelers Saw & Blades #2/0 – #4/0

Additional Information:

  • Bring a sack lunch or be prepared to make an order for delivery. A refrigerator and water cooler are available for student use.
  • Studio Rules: Closed-toe shoes are required. Do not wear loose clothing that could get caught in rotary tools. Wear long hair tied back.
  • Lodging information: KATY AREA HOTELS

 

VISITING ARTIST WORKSHOP CANCELLATION POLICY

If minimum enrollment is not met within 30 days of the start date, the Visiting Artist may cancel the workshop. In this instance, all paid students will be fully refunded. If students cancel their enrollment 30 or more days from the start date of a paid Visiting Artist workshop, they will receive a full refund. Cancellations within 29 or fewer days from the start date of a paid Visiting Artist workshop will not be refunded.