Erin (ELM) Harris | Bolo Locket (“Bolocket”) | Saturday, February 5, 2022 | 8:00 am until 5:30 pm


Imagine the lone cowgirl as she rides her trusty horse through dusty trails, a photo of those she loves best tucked inside her bolo locket.

Lockets by their very nature are captivating.  We’re drawn to the beauty on the outside and tantalized by the secrets held within.

What you choose to tuck inside- memories in the form of a photo, dried flowers, a lock of hair or fur- are a clue to what you hold dear.  When you open your locket to someone, you are inviting them in.  You’re quite literally opening a small door.  It’s a very intimate and vulnerable gesture- allowing a glimpse into your heart.

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Instructor: Erin (ELM) Harris

Class: Bolo Locket

Date of Class: 02/05/2022

Time: 8:00 am until 5:30 pm

Level: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate – advanced) MUST have RECENTLY used a torch and know how to saw and do basic soldering

Class Fee: $250

Type: combination of both techniques and project

Kit Fee: $75 (payable to instructor at beginning of class)

1.5 x 1.5” 22ga sterling sheet (x 2)

Stone for front* (I won’t necessarily have turquoise available.  If you would like to bring a stone, please make sure it is a flat-backed cabochon between 19-25 mm)

bezel wire for stone

silver strip

decorative sterling strip

sterling tube for hinge and catch

heavy gauge wire for back

leather cord

Liver of sulphur




Fuel for torches

All chemicals and compounds to clean, patina and polish

Use of instructor’s tools and consumables

Instructor will have the following for use in class:

Fully equipped soldering stations

Honeycomb solder blocks and pins

Ring mandrel (2)

Rawhide mallet

Flex shaft or rotary tool with needed accessories (drill bits, sanding materials, etc) (x2)

Yellow ochre and brush

Pickle and liver of sulphur

Sanding materials

Student Supply List

Bench pin

Saw with 2/0 or 3/0 blades

Round pliers

Chain nose pliers

Half round pliers and/or ring bending pliers

Files (to file ends of bezel wire)

Rawhide mallet

Mitre jig


Bezel setting tools (bezel roller or pusher)

Bezel burnisher

Optional Supply List

Gemstone between 19mm and 25mm

Bastard file (or old file to use with mitre jig)

Work light and extension cord

Magnification if required

Instructor Email Address:

Instructor Website:


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