Buckles, Bolos and Barbed Wire

Belt buckle, Richard Salley
  • Instructor: Richard Salley
  • September 4 – 6, 2020
  • Friday - Sunday, three days, 10:00 - 5:00
  • Class Fee: $590

This class is full. Please email dana@danacadesign.com to be added to the waitlist.

  • Beginning Series or equivalent required.
Materials Included:
  • Material KITS Include:
    -bezel wire
    -silver solder
    -handouts for all projects

    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

    Belt Buckle:
    -22g sterling silver sheet (2”x3”)
    -22g jeweler's brass sheet (2”x3”)
    -22g sterling sheet (1.5” x 1.5”)
    -10g sterling silver slotted wire (12”)
    -sterling silver twist wire (as needed)
    -24g sterling sheet 4mm x 20mm x 2
    -10g sterling wire 70mm

    For Bolo:
    -6ply braided leather bolo cord (42”)
    -22g sterling silver sheet (50mm x 50mm)
    -24g sterling silver sheet (30mm x 27mm) 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)
    -6mm cabochon x2
    -6mm bezel cup x2
Students Must Bring:
  • -materials kit fee $130 payable to instructor cash or check only
    -jewelers saw and blades (#2/0-4/0)
    -calipers – digital calipers can be found online or at Harbor Freight for around $20

    -For Cuff bring a cabochon of your choosing no larger than 30mm in any direction.
    -For Buckle bring a cabochon, coin or other object you might want to attach to the buckle. It should fit on a 1.5” x 1.5” back plate with room for embellishments.
    -For Bolo bring a 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.

    -Stones will also be available to purchase.
Students May Bring:
  • -safety glasses
    -pliers-flat nose, chain nose, round nose, wire cutters
    -files – hand files and/or needle files
    -bezel rocker, burnishers or bezel pusher
    -metal shears
    -miter vise/jig
    -bracelet bending pliers