Erin (ELM) Harris | Kinetic Squash Blossom Necklace | Sunday, January 29, 2023 | 8:00 am until 6 pm


The squash blossom is an iconic symbol of the Southwest, with roots in Native American and Spanish motifs.  In the Navajo language, the name for the squash blossom bead translates to “bead which spreads out”*

In the class, learn to make one that really and truly spreads out.  In fact, this squash blossom blooms!  This pendant opens up with a special surprise inside:  A turquoise cabochon at the center of the flower.

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Instructor: Erin (ELM) Harris 

Title of Class: Kinetic Squash Blossom Pendant

Date of Class:  January 29, 2023

Number of hours of class:  9 hours

Time: 8:00 am  – 6:00 pm

Level: (beginner, advanced-beginner, intermediate, advanced) MUST have RECENTLY used a torch and know how to saw and do basic soldering.

Type: Technique, Project or combination of both techniques and project

Kit Fee: $110 (payable to instructor at class time)

Kit Fee Includes

7/8” disc, 22 ga
7/8” disc with a 3/8” hole cut from the center, 22 gauge
24ga sterling sheet 1.75 x 1.25 for fan blades
Template for petals
1 x 1/2“ disc, 22 gauge
1 x 8mm bezel cup with serrated edges
8” of 19ga wire (to cut in 8 x 1” pieces)
1.5” 16 gauge wire
1 piece tubing (Rio item 100451, 2.57mm) cut to 4mm
1 lg jump ring (approximately 9mm, 16ga or 18ga)

Instructor will have the following for use in class

Fully equipped soldering stations

Honeycomb solder blocks and pins

Dapping block and punch

Rawhide mallet

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

Pickle and liver of sulphur

Sanding materials

Bezel pusher


Student Supply List

Dapping set* (Metal set.  I realize this is a heavy tool, but if you are traveling by car and can bring one, it will speed things up!)

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 refine metal

Rawhide mallet

Mitre jig


Bezel setting tools (bezel roller or pusher)

Bezel burnisher

Optional Supply List

Calibrated 6 or 8 mm stone

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

Dimpling pliars

Decorative stamps

Work light and extension cord

Magnification if required

Instructor Email Address:

Instructor Website:

*Info on the Squash Blossom from


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  • Once you have determined what you will need for each class, send an email with your request for products and/or tools to SJ Jewelry Supply
    • Go to our website, open the class description for each of the classes in which you are enrolled, scroll down to the section “Student Supplies,” cut and paste the items you want to purchase into an email to Mario.
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    • In this email, they will instruct you about payment methods 
  • Once your order is filled, they will send you a second email with confirmation stating your order is complete
    • Included in this email, they will give you instructions on how to pick up your orders upon arrival in Tucson

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