Bead Fest

Philadelphia, PA

Hinged Adjustable Bracelet
Teacher: Richard Salley
Saturday, August 18, 2018
8:30 AM-4:00 PM
Hands on Workshop
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Pre-Registration Closed
Pricing Information
Price: $155.00
Materials Fee: $42.00
If you are intrigued with clasps, hinges and mechanisms, you're sure to enjoy fabricating this handsome bracelet. An added bonus will be that this bracelet will be adjustable to make for a very custom fit. Bring your soldering and sawing A-game to this class and pick up a few new techniques to add to your jewelry-making skills. This is the perfect opportunity to showcase that special stone you've been saving for just the right piece.
  • Student Maximum: 20
  • Skill Level and Technique: Metalsmithing, Stone Setting, Advanced
  • Prerequisite: soldering and sawing 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, dimple pliers, metal stamps, texture hammers. Supplies Bring a flat-backed cabochon of your choosing that will fit on a 1.5” x 1.5” base with sufficient room left around the stone for embellishments. I will have some stones also if you don't have one to bring.
  • Kit Contents: 22-gauge sterling silver sheet (40mm x 40mm), 20-gauge sterling silver sheet (8mm x 72mm) x 2, 24-gauge sterling silver sheet (10mm x 25mm) x 3, 24-gauge sterling silver sheet (10mm x 55mm) x 3, 16-gauge sterling silver wire (72mm), 18-gauge sterling silver wire (36mm), 14-gauge sterling silver half-bead or twist wire (120mm), bezel wire, silver solder, flux, handouts.
  • Completion Level: A project will be completed in class
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