Shannon Bundschuh | Itty Bitty Succulent Necklace | Saturday, February 3, 2024 | 8:00 am until noon



Welcome to Tucson!!

Nothing says Southwest more than turquoise and desert plants.

These Itty Bitty Succulent Necklaces are an ideal reminder of your time here in the Sonoran desert.

With their dainty size they are a perfect wardrobe staple.

I wear my itty bitty almost every day! (I am one who believes turquoise goes with everything.)

This will be a quick 4-hour class where you walk out with a finished wearable piece.

We will be working with sterling silver succulents that were pre-cast for us from ACTUAL tiny succulents and some gorgeous turquoise cabochons.

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Instructor: Shannon Bundschuh

Title of Class:Itty Bitty Succulent Necklace

Date of Class:  Saturday, February 3, 2024

Time: 8 am until noon

Level: advanced beginner and intermediate

Type: project

Class Fee: $140

Kit Fee: $102 * may need adjustment due to metal prices

Kit Includes

1 Turquoise Cabochon

1 Sterling Succulent Casting

(1) 1” x .5” – 22 gauge Sterling Sheet, Dead Soft

Bezel wire – 28 gauge

18” Necklace Chain

2 jump rings

(1) 3mm turquoise rondelle bead

1.5” – 24 gauge sterling wire


Sanding Cloth

Pro Polish Pad

Sheet Solder, flux

Instructor will have the following for use in class

Soldering stations – torches, fuel, solder, platforms, quench bowls, towels

Table protection


LOS patina

Baking Soda for neutralizer

Dawn, paper towels, dishpans for water

Flex shaft & Drill Bits

A few extras of tools on student list

Instructor will have the following available for purchase in class:


Necklace Chain


Student Supply List


  • Pliers: Chain Nose, Round Nose, Flat Nose, Flat/Half Round
  • Flush Cutters
  • Miter Jig
  • Rawhide or Nylon mallet
  • Steel Bench Block and rubber base
  • Files Cut #2 – flat, half round
  • Needle files
  • Jewelers Saw & Blades (2/0 or 3/0)
  • Something to catch your silver dust in your lap while you saw so you can use it for texture on future pieces.
  • Cut Lube or Blade Butter
  • Tweezers – for detail work and a pair for soldering
  • Pumice Knife-edge wheel polisher, size medium and mandrels {Rio#332723 & Rio#333120}
  • Bezel Rocker/Roller, Prong pusher, Burnisher
  • Foam sanding pads (3M) – Fine, Superfine
  • Sketchbook and/or pad of paper
  • Pencil and Fine Point Sharpie
  • Ruler


All materials for one necklace is included in your kit. This list is optional should you want to bring  your own stones and/or castings/charms.

  • A small cabochon (approx 8x10mm) if you would like to bring your own. I will supply one in your kit and there will be more for sale as well.
  • Bezel wire if you bring your own cabochon. The bezel wire provided in the kit will be just enough and will fit the size of the stones provided. Your stones may be taller/shorter.
  • Sterling silver charm or casting with a flat back (must be full sterling, no silver plate please)
  • Work light and extension cord
  • Magnification if required
  • Your makers mark stamp or other stamps to add to the back of your pieces

Instructor Email Address:

Instructor Instagram: @carry.a.torch

Instructor Website:



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!