Buckles, Bolos and Barbed Wire: The Bolo Tie

July 18, 2020

Schedule: Saturday, 9am-4pm

Instructor: Richard Salley

Registration Deadline: Registration Closed

Due to concerns related to coronavirus, this class has been canceled. Please call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.

Description

The Bolo Tie lies somewhere between necklace and necktie with a definite Southwestern flair to it. The bolo is popping up in fashion shows around the world and is worn by women nearly as much as men.

In this class you will learn to make a bolo with all hand-fabricated elements including sterling silver slide and custom tips – no store-bought components!

Join the fun and create a new fashion accessory you can enjoy everywhere!

Sawing and soldering skills are necessary to be successful in this class.

Materials fee includes:
6ply braided leather bolo cord
22g sterling silver sheet (50 x 50mm)
24g sterling silver sheet (30mm x 24mm) 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)
bezel wire
6mm cabochon x2
6mm bezel cup x2
silver solder
flux
handouts

Level Intermediate and above

Class Size 12

Instructor Richard Salley

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  • Tuition $165
  • Materials Fee $40

Instructor

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Richard Salley

Richard Salley began working with metals in 1969 as an assistant to a metal sculptor in Carmel, CA. He later had a gallery/studio featuring his own brand of metal sculpture before becoming a full-time teacher. He continued to dabble in metals over the years and took his first jewelry workshop in 2002 with found object jewelry artist Keith LoBue.…Read More

Richard Salley began working with metals in 1969 as an assistant to a metal sculptor in Carmel, CA. He later had a gallery/studio featuring his own brand of metal sculpture before becoming a full-time teacher. He continued to dabble in metals over the years and took his first jewelry workshop in 2002 with found object jewelry artist Keith LoBue. This renewed his interest in metalwork and took him on a new path creating wearable art. After 32 years as a public school teacher, Richard retired to devote his time and energy to making jewelry and teaching others to do the same.

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Workshops

Buckles, Bolos and Barbed Wire: The Art of the Buckle

Buckles, Bolos and Barbed Wire: The Bolo Tie

Buckles, Bolos and Barbed Wire: Barbed Wire Cuff

 

Registration Policies & Waiting Lists

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Please read your class confirmation carefully as it may include a supply list and other important details.

Materials Fees
Many classes have materials fees in addition to the tuition. These are identified in the class listing and are usually paid with the tuition payment, however in some cases materials fees are paid directly to the instructor at class time (check the class listing).

Cancellation Policy
While we recognize that life intrudes and plans change, in consideration of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for classes, we must adhere to the following cancellation policies:

Student cancellations

> Cancellations made 31 days before the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are eligible for a full refund less 25% of the workshop fee OR a gift certificate in the full amount of the workshop fee. The gift certificate can be applied to workshops or lodging through Dec. 31 of the following year and is transferable.

> Cancellations made 30 days or less than the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are not eligible for refunds. We encourage all students to purchase trip insurance.

> Cancellation requests must be made by calling our office at (608) 987-3292.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with your class, please refer to our lodging page for the lodging cancellation policy.

Cancellations by Shake Rag Alley

> If Shake Rag Alley must cancel a class you will be notified immediately via email or phone and will receive a full refund.

> If a class does not meet a minimum number of students, it may be cancelled. A decision to cancel a class due to under enrollment will be made on the day following the published registration deadline.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with a class cancelled by Shake Rag Alley, you may receive a full refund on lodging should you wish to cancel the lodging. Please call the office at (608) 987-3292.

Waiting Lists

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