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CANCELLED - Ketoh Bracelet Monday, August 3, 9:00 AM and
Tuesday, August 4, 9:00 AM
Richard Salley $290   
This workshop is 12 hours.

Student Level: Intermediate-Advanced
Type of Workshop: Process & Project
Prerequisite: Sawing and soldering experience required
Workshop Category: Jewelry, Metal-working

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Navajo Indian archers wore wrist guards called Ketohs to protect their forearms from the snap of their bowstrings. Navajo silversmiths adapted the ketoh form into decorative jewelry. Taking inspiration from the original Ketoh, this 2-day workshop will guide you in the fabrication of a modern, hinged version with box clasp that you'll be proud to wear even if you never pull back a bowstring.

Kit/Materials Fee (payable to instructor at class time):

  • $60 includes:
  • 24g sterling silver sheet (30mm x 38mm) x2
  • 22g sterling silver sheet (38mm x 38mm)
  • 22g sterling silver sheet (38mm x 12mm)
  • 20g sterling silver sheet (3mm x72mm)
  • 10g sterling silver wire 80mm
  • 10g slotted silver wire 5mm
  • sterling silver tubing (4mm x 80mm)
  • sterling silver tubing (2mm x 10mm)
  • decorative silver wire (patterned wire, half-bead wire, twist wire) as needed
  • silver solder
  • butane torches and fuel
  • oxy/propane torches and fuel
  • pickle pots and chemicals
  • flux
  • handouts

Student should bring:

  • Basic jewelry making tools will be needed, including:
  • round nose, chain nose and flat nose pliers,
  • hand files or needle files,
  • small hammer for tube setting,
  • metal shears,
  • jeweler's saw and blades (# 2/0 to 4/0),
  • bench pin,
  • bench block or anvil,
  • safety glasses
  • calipers - digital calipers can be found online or at Harbor Freight for around $20
  • mallet
  • hammer
  • wire cutters
  • scribe
  • bezel rocker, burnishers or bezel pusher
  • Bring a leather belt (or part of a belt approx 8 inches long x 1.5" (40mm) wide x approx 4mm thick. I will have belts to choose from if you don't have one.

  • 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.


  • texturing hammers
  • metal stamps
  • 1.25mm or 1.80mm hole punch
  • decorative silver wire (patterned wire, half-bead wire, etc.)
  • metal shears
  • miter vise/jig
  • dimple pliers
  • metal stamps
  • texture hammers
  • shot plate
  • Dremel tool or flex shaft for drilling
  • work light - battery operated are best because power is not always available at every table
  • 3" or 4" C-Clamp for holding bench pin on to table

Some workshops may require that you bring supplies or tools that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for jewelry supplies & tools for pick-up at the on-site Jewelry Supply store when you arrive at ARTU19, contact:

SJ Jewelry Supply LLC

Please note that SJ Jewelry Supply has an extensive selection of products but not all of them may appear on their website. If in doubt about the availability of any product, a simple phone call will get you the information that you desire.

Email your order to: info@sjjewelrysupply.com
call: 602-956-0189

Questions: art@rsalley.com
Website: http://rsalley.com