Richard Salley: Moving Forward: A Jewelry Making Series | October 17-20, 2019

Richard Salley: Moving Forward: A Jewelry Making Series | October 17-20, 2019

from 250.00

This unique metalsmithing retreat will give you the opportunity to learn several of Richard’s unique approaches to jewelry making. You’ll go home with a Secret Compartment Pendant, A ring or pendant with Stacked Stone embellishment and an Adjustable Hinged Bracelet. Open to advanced-beginner and above skill levels. Sawing and soldering experience required.

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Check In: Thursday, October 17th, 2019 | Check Out: Sunday, October 20th, 2019

Tuition: $795 per person
Tuition + Meals: $1,010 per person
With Shared Lodging Package: $1,385 per person
With Private Lodging Package: $1,700 per person

A 5.5% tax on meals and 6.5% tax on lodging packages will be added to any full payments made online. Deposits will not include tax and will be applied to overall retreat registration. Communication shall follow all online deposits showing applicable remaining fees, including taxes.

$100 supply fee due to instructor upon arrival.


CLASS DESCRIPTION

Friday, October 18 - Day 1 Class: KEEP A SECRET

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 small glass vial which could secret away a message, a memento, cremains or other relic. There will be plenty of challenges and a few new skills aimed at the intermediate to advance metalsmith. Bring your own stone or found object to embellish your creation and make it even more personal.

SUPPLY LIST for KEEP A SECRET

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  • Bring the following tools to class:

  • Safety glasses

  • Jewelers 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

Supplies that Richard provides includes the following: 

  • 24g sterling silver sheet (42mmx 42mm) 

  • 24g sterling silver sheet (18mm x 18mm) x2

  • 24g sterling silver sheet (10mm x 24m) bail

  • 24g sterling silver sheet (15mm x 38m)

  • A variety of decorative wire to choose from

  • Bezel wire

  • 6mm cabochon

  • 6mm bezel cup

  • Silver solder

  • Flux

  • Handouts


Saturday, October 19 - Day 2 Class: Stacking Stone

Learn an exciting way to add interest and intrigue to your jewelry pieces. Everyone will want to know how you manage to secure one stone on top of another. In this class the mystery will be revealed and you will acquire a skill that will blow the lid off the design possibilities! From here, the sky is the limit! In this class you will have the option of creating a ring or pendant with the stacked‐stone process.

SUPPLY LIST for STACKING STONES

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Bring the following tools to class:

  • Safety glasses

  • Jewelers 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 that Richard provides includes the following: 

  • Chain for pendant or adjustable ring band

  • 30mm x 30mm 22gauge Sterling silver sheet

  • 75mm round or square16g sterling wire

  • 75mm 12g sterling twist wire or half-bead wire

  • Flat-backed cabochon approx 18x25mm

  • Fine silver bezel wire

  • 5mm or 6mm cabochon and sterling silver bezel cup, 

  • Hard, medium and easy silver solders, 

  • Silver solder flux

  • Butane fuel and torches

  • Handouts

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. 


Sunday, October 20 - Day 3 Class: Adjustable Hinged Bracelet

If you are intrigued with clasps, hinges and mechanisms, you’re sure to enjoy fabricating this handsome bracelet. 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.

SUPPLY LIST for ADJUSTABLE HINGED BRACELET

Print Ready Supply List 

Bring the following tools to class:

  • Safety glasses

  • Jewelers 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.

Supplies that Richard provides includes the following: 

  • 22g sterling silver sheet (40mm x 40mm) 

  • 20g sterling silver sheet (8mm x 76mm) x2

  • 24g sterling silver sheet (8mm x 152mm)

  • 16g sterling silver  wire (72mm) 

  • 18g sterling silver wire (36mm)

  • 14g sterling silver half-bead or twist wire (120mm)

  • Bezel wire

  • Silver solder

  • Flux

  • Handouts


BIOGRAPHY

Richard began working in metal in 1969 as an assistant to metal sculptor Malcom Moran in Carmel, CA. He went on to graduate from the University of California and became a teacher in the California Public School System, where he taught for 32 years. 

While mostly self-taught in jewelry making, Richard has studied with some notable jewelry artists including Keith LoBue, Robert Dancik, Susan Lenart Kazmer, Anne Mitchell and Charles Lewton-Brain.

Richard retired from teaching in public schools to devote more time to his art and teaching workshops around the country. He considers himself not so much a jeweler but rather a ‘maker of wearable art’. His interests include digital art, mixed media collage/assemblage, sculpture and jewelry. 

Richard's work has been featured in ‘Belle Armoire Jewelry’, 'Art Jewelry' and ‘Jewelry Artist’ magazines. Other published work can be seen in Susan Lenart-Kazmer’s book ‘Making Connections’, ‘Steel Wire Jewelry' by Brenda Schweder, 'Steampunk Style Jewelry' by Jean Campbell and 'Metal Style' by Karen Dougherty.

Richard and his wife, Jane, reside in Rio Vista, CA.

contact // r_salley@icloud.com 
web // http://rsalley.com/
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2019 Lodging and Meal Rates & Info

*$100 materials fee will be collected separately by Richard at the beginning of the retreat

All lodging costs listed are per person/per night costs. Due to the format of retreats, meal plans are required of all participants to maximize time with other students and instructors, while still providing time to explore Bayfield and the surrounding community. Please reference the cancellation policy as needed.