Bead Fest

Philadelphia, PA

Keeper of Secrets
Teacher: Richard Salley
Friday, August 17, 2018
8:30 AM-4:00 PM
Hands on Workshop
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Pre-Registration Closed
Pricing Information
Price: $155.00
Materials Fee: $37.00
Learn how to fabricate your own tubing on your way to creating this beautiful and functional secret compartment pendant. When completed, it can serve as a container to hold a message, a momento, cremains or other relic. There will be plenty of challenges and a few new skills aimed at the intermediate to advanced metalsmith. Bring your own stone or found object to embellish your creation and make it even more personal.
  • Student Maximum: 20
  • Skill Level and Technique: Metalsmithing, Stone Setting, Advanced
  • Prerequisite: sawing and soldering proficient
  • Supply List: Safety glasses, jeweler’s 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, scribe, bezel rocker, burnishers or bezel pusher. OPTIONAL: Metal shears, miter vise/jig, 3" or 4" C-clamp for attaching bench pin to table, work light, 1.25mm or 1.80 hole punch.
  • Kit Contents: Illustrated step-by-step handout, copper wire, sterling and fine-silver wire, gold-filled wire, use of tools and consumables.
  • Completion Level: A project will be completed in class
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