Past Meetup

Fabulous Bolo Tie with Richard Salley

This Meetup is past

5 people went

Price: $175.00 /per person
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The Bolo Tie lies somewhere between necklace and necktie with a definite Southwest flair to it. The Bolo is popping up in fashion shows around the world and worn by women nearly as much as men.

Cost: $175 BoMA members
$205 for non-members
​ Non-member cost difference will be collected in class

Sawing and soldering experience

​About the Instructor
Richard began working in metal in 1969 as an assistant to metal sculptor Malcom Moran in Carmel, CA. He went on to graduate from the University of California and became a teacher in the California Public School System. After 32 he retired from teaching to devote more time to his art and teaching workshops around the country. He considers himself not so much a jeweler but rather a ‘maker of wearable art’. His interests include digital art, mixed media collage/assemblage, sculpture and jewelry.

Richard and his wife, Jane, reside in Rio Vista, CA.His work can be viewed at

Students need to bring
Jewelers saw and blades (#2/0-4/0)
Bench Block
Pliers-flat nose, chain nose, round nose
Files – hand files and/or needle files
Calipers – digital calipers can be found online or at Harbor Freight for around $20
Rawhide mallet
Wire cutters
Bezel rocker, burnishers or bezel pusher
Bring a flat-backed cabochon of your choosing that will fit on a 2” x 2” base with sufficient room left around the stone for embellishments. If you want to do a stone-on-stone setting, bring a second smaller cabochon for that. I will have some stones also if you don't have one to bring.
Cash or check for made out to Richard Salley for $40 Materials Kit
Metal shears
Miter vise/jig

Materials Kit $40 (Supplied by Instructor)*
8 ply braided leather bolo cord
Sterling Silver sheet and wire
6mm cabochon x2
6mm bezel cup x2
silver solder
Materials kit purchase is required for all our workshops. The kit insures all students have the same tools and materials required to learn the technique and allows the instructor and the students to focus on the technique rather than the materials

Cancellation Policy
You may cancel up to 45 days prior to the start of the class and receive a full refund, less $25 processing.
Cancellations less than 45 days prior to the start date will not be refunded,In the event we have to cancel a class, you will be notified prior to the start date and will be issued a full refund.
Registration is not transferrable. You may not sell your seat to another student.

Maximum Number of Students
Ten. Students must be over 18 years old and will be required to sign a waiver.

If class is full and you'd like to be put on the waitlist, comment below with ' Please add me to the waitlist'