Sarah Long (Brown-Dog Studio) | Pocketful of Posies| Tuesday, February 6, 2024 | 9 am until noon



These sweet floral charms are a fun addition to a necklace or bracelet.

A bezel-set gemstone adds a pop of color, but other design options allow you to really personalize your posie.

Techniques include applying and sawing a template, sweat soldering, bezel-forming and setting a gemstone, hammer-setting a gemstone, clean-up with flex shaft tools.

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Instructor: Sarah Long

Title of Class: Pocketful of Posies charms

Date of Class:  Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Time: 9 am until noon

Level:advanced beginner on up, students should be comfortable with a torch and saw

Type: A Project and Technique Workshop

Class Fee: $105

Kit Fee: $55 (Vivi Magoo will collect Sarah’s kit fees for her)

 *may need adjustment due to the fluctuation of metal prices

Kit includes

all sterling silver needed for one finished posie*

fine silver bezel wire

gemstone for project; students will have a few gemstone/color selections

wire solder, varying hardnesses

hand out with templates

consumables (solder, flux, fuel, flexshaft bits, glue sticks)

my favorite sanding kit!

*Instructor will have extra kits available for quick-working students who finish quickly!

Instructor will have the following for use in class

Torches and soldering stations

Crockpot, copper tongs, pickle and clean up station

Solder and flux

Flex shaft and finishing bits although most of our finishing will be done by hand

bench grinder/polisher and wheel

flex shaft bits, drill bits

screw down hole punch to share

metal stamps and (1) stamping hammer for project embellishment

Student Supply List

Small solderite board and chunk of kiln brick to carry project to stations and as soldering surface. I like having both

soldering pick

soldering tweezers

cross locking tweezers *(a second set is optional, if you would like to use them like I do for stick soldering)

old jewelry pliers for soldering

needle files

flat nose pliers (2)

round nose pliers

flush wire cutters

jewelers saw and 2/0 – 4/0 blades with cut lube or wax

bench pin AND 3” or 4” C-clamp to secure bench pin to table (tables vary and the clamps that come with most travelling bench pins may not fit on the tables)

bezel roller (I prefer brass or acrylic)

***small nylon mallet if you want to hammer set your bezel like I do. I’ll provide link in pre-class email.

center punch

heavy rawhide or plastic mallet

steel bench block and rubber block or leather


NEW “ juicy” Sharpie fine point marker (not the very fine point/thin line version!)

pencil and notepad

EYE PROTECTION!!! this is NOT an optional supply for anyone hammering metal stamps or using a flex shaft tool or bench grinder. “Readers” are not adequate eye protection.

Optional Supply List

screw down hole punch if you prefer not to wait for instructor’s

Work light and extension cord

Magnification if required

Ear protection

Face/dust mask

Additional Class Comments

Because this is not a dedicated jewelry/metals studio, we ask you to bring a lot of tools. Some people will be willing to share, but don’t rely on that if there are certain tools you usually work with.

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Many of our students have asked us to help streamline the process of gathering their supplies and tools for classes, and we have come up with a way we think will work for you.

SJ Jewelry Supply in Phoenix is owned and operated by a wonderful family, headed by Mario Morales. His wife, Erika, and son, Steven, round out the staff, and they are excited to help make gathering your supplies easy and stress free. We guarantee they will make life easier for you! No kidding!

Here’s how it will work….

  • Once you have determined what you will need for 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 the class, scroll down to the section “Student Supplies,” cut and paste the items you want to purchase into an email to Mario.
    • Here’s their email address
  • When they receive your email, they will send you a return email acknowledging receipt of your request
    • 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 September!

 Sound easy? We think it’s going to help take the stress out of preparing for classes!