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Emeritus Advanced Jewelry Class Projects, Tools, & Materials for Spring, 2021

Class Title: ART E80, Section 9730

Class Time: Thursdays, 11:30am-1:45pm

Click on tools & materials listed below to go to corresponding purchasing page.

Click here for downloadable semester project list.

Week 1, 2/18/21, Bead Weaving Project #417, Huichol Flower Earrings, Bracelet, Necklace, or Pendant

Materials Needed: 4 colors of Size 8 seed beads, Size D beading thread: Superlon, Fireline or Power Pro, G-S Hypo Cement, approx.½” shank button

Tools Needed: Sharp scissors or wire flush cutter, #10 beading needle, Ruler

Link to Greek Key Zoom Class recording.

Handout for Greek Key Necklace.

Week 2, 2/25/21, Craft Wire Project #252, Greek Key Necklace with Hand-Made Chain
Materials Needed:
5 yards of 18-gauge or 16-gauge wire

Tools Needed: Chain-nose pliers, Round-nose pliers, Nylon-Jaw pliers, Wire flush cutters, Steel bench block, Rawhide or plastic mallet (for work-hardening wire), Chasing (flat-head) hammer (for flattening wire), Large Bailing pliers or 6-in-1 Looping Pliers

12-strand spiral kumihimo braid

Link to 12-Strand Kumihimo Spiral Braid Zoom Class Recording.

Handout for 12-Strand Kumihimo Spiral Braid.

Week 3, 3/4/2, Cord Project #427, 12-Strand Spiral Braid on Round Kumihimo Disc
Materials Needed:
Waxed polyester cord or Superlon Tex 210 or 400 Cord:
     4 yds. of color A
     3 yds. each of colors B and C
Size 8 seed beads (optional)
20" of Superlon thread to match braid
Cone or bullet with loop or with a small bead and head pin
Clasp set
Tools Needed:
Round kumihimo disc
1 or 2 ounce fishing weight
Large safety pin
2 bobbins (if using beads)
Round-nose pliers
Chain-nose pliers
Wire flush cutters
Cord Project #422, Kumihimo Flat Braid on Square Kumihimo Plate

Materials Needed:
Cord, ribbon ends, jump rings, clasp
Tools Needed: Square kumihimo plate, scissors, fishing weight, bobbins, large safety pin, 2 chain-nose pliers

Byzantine Pendant Necklace

Link to Byzantine Teardrop Pendant Zoom Class Recording.

Byzantine Teardrop Pendant Handout

Week 4, 3/11/21, Chain Maille Project #421, Byzantine Teardrop Pendant
Materials Needed:

1 bail with vertical loop
1 Head pin
1 or 2 beads to fill the space in the center of the chain maille pendant
Chain in desired length
2 small, heavy jump rings to attach clasp to chain (Susan’s #14 or #20)
Jump Rings
Option One:
70 jump rings –18g, 3.57mm. inner diameter (Susan’s #20)
1 jump ring – 18g, 4.37mm. inner diameter (Susan’s #22)
Option Two:
71 Jump rings, 16g, 5mm. inner diameter (Susan’s #30)
Tools Needed:
2 pairs of smooth-jawed pliers (chain-nose, flat-nose or bent-nose)
Round-nose pliers
Wire flush cutters

Week 5, 3/18/21, No Class, Teacher Conferences

 Heavy Wire Bracelet

Week 6, 3/25/21, Craft Wire Project #53, Heavy Wire Bracelet with Beads
Materials Needed:
14- or 16-gauge wire, 24- or 26-gauge wire, assorted beads & charms
Tools Needed: Round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers, wire flush cutters, heavy duty wire flush cutters, steel bench block, flat head hammer, various mandrels & bailing pliers

Chain and Bead Railroad Track Bracelet

Week 7, 4/1/21, Chain Project #187, Chain & Bead Railroad Track Bracelet
Materials Needed:
13 ½ ” of  Medium cable chain, 1 ½ yds. of  20-gauge wire, Toggle clasp set, Sets of same-size beads (for example): (36) beads 4mm. or less, (2) 6-7mm. beads, (36) 2-4mm. beads, plus (16) barrel beads, or other combination of beads that add up to 18mm.
Tools Needed: 2 prs. Chain-nose pliers, Round-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters

 Teardrop Spiral Component

Teardrop Spiral Chain Handout.
Link to 4/8/21 Class Zoom Recording.
Week 8, 4/8/21,
Craft Wire Project #132, Teardrop Spiral Handmade Chain
Materials Needed:
18- or 16-gauge wire, earring wires (optional), head pins (optional), beads (optional)
Tools Needed: Chain-nose pliers, Round-nose pliers, Nylon-Jaw pliers, Wire flush cutters, Steel bench block, Metal, rawhide or plastic mallet (for work-hardening & flattening wire)

4/15/21, No Class, Spring Break

Leather & Wire Hoop Necklace

Leather and Wire Hoops Necklace Handout.
Link to 4/22/21 Zoom Class recording.

Week 9, 4/22/21, Cord Project #413, Leather and Hammered Wire Hoops Necklace
Materials Needed:
Leather, Beads, 16- or 14-gauge wire, 24-gauge wire, button
Tools Needed: Chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers, mandrels, wire flush cutters, heavy duty wire flush cutters, flat head hammer, steel bench block

2-drop peyote bracelet

Week 10, 4/29/21, Bead Weaving project #86, Two-Drop Peyote Stitch Cuff Bracelet with Scallop Border
Materials Needed: 625 size 6 seed beads, 2 colors: 325 Color A, dark & 300 Color B, light 150-200 Size 10 or 11 seed beads for edging, One ¾” button with shank, 8 yds. Fireline, Superlon or Nymo, Size D, Small piece of tape
Tools Needed: 2 size 10 Beading Needles, Scissors or wire flush cutters

Knotted Cord Bezel Necklace for Stones

Handout for Knotted Cord Bezel.
Link to Knotted Cord Bezel Zoom Class Recording
Week 11, 5/6/21, Project #415, Knotted Cord Bezel for Stone Pendants
(Switched from original project planned for 5/21/21)
Materials Needed:

Large, flat, oval stone
7-1/2 yards of .7mm. to 1mm. waxed polyester cord
Clasp set
Optional materials, depending on choice of endings:
20” of 22-gauge wire
16-24” of Chain
2 jump rings
30” of .015” or .018” of nylon-covered wire
2 crimp beads
Tools Needed:
Bead loom
Knotting tweezers
Clipboard or macrame board
1 or 2 T-pins, if using macrame board
Cigarette lighter
Optional tools, depending on choice of endings:
Crimping pliers
2 chain-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers

Link to Sheet Metal Earrings Zoom class recording.
Week 12, 5/13/21, Metalwork Project #423, Hand-Cut, Hand-Formed Sheet Metal Earrings, with beads
Materials Needed
24-gauge sheet metal
18-gauge wire
12 head pins
Small beads
1 pair Earring wires
Thin cardboard
Tools Needed
Sharp pencil
Thin point Sharpie
Metal shears
Metal file
1.8mm & 1.2mm Metal hole punch, or whatever size(s) you have
Ball peen Hammer or other texture hammer(s)
Steel bench block
Wire flush cutter
Set of wooden mandrels
Chain-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
2mm. bailing pliers or other 2mm.mandrel (optional)
Goggles or glasses
Dust mask
Cotton balls

Multi-Layer, Loom Woven Bracelet

Handout for Multi-Layer, Loom Woven Bracelet
Link to Multi-Layer Loom Woven Bracelet Zoom Class recording.
Week 13, 5/20/21,
Bead Weaving Project #418, Multi-Layer Loom-Woven Bracelet
Materials Needed:
Seed beads, larger beads, leather or other cord, button, Size D thread
Tools Needed: Bead loom, scissors, #10 beading needle

Macrame Half Hitch Cleopatra Necklace
Week 14, 5/27/21, Macrame Project #426, Half Hitch Cleopatra Necklace

(Switched from original project planned for 5/21/21)
Materials Needed

2 colors of Waxed polyester cord:
        29 yards of Main Color
        6 yards of Accent Color
(19) 6mm. round beads with holes large enough to fit on the cord
2 foldover crimps (optional)
1 clasp set (optional)
2 small, heavy jump rings (Susan’s #14) (optional)
Tools Needed
Macrame board
Sharp scissors
2 pairs of chain-nose pliers
Cigarette lighter

Men's BraceletMen's BraceletMen's Bracelet

Week 15, 6/3/21, Men’s Bracelet Set
424) Center Crimp Ending Multi-Strand Leather Bracelet
305)_Lashed leather & chain bracelet
380) Kumihimo bracelet with button closure
1) 8mm or larger round beads, dark gemstones on stretch magic

Materials Needed: Round leather cord, 18-gauge wire, tape, center crimp endings, clasp, chain, buttons, soutache cord, Stretch Magi, 8mm round beads, G-S Hypo Cement, Superlon size D thread
Tools Needed: Scissors, #10 beading needle, wire flush cutters, round kumihimo disc, fishing weight, large safety pin, clipboard, Bead Stopper Clip, Chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers

Bone Hairpipe Necklace

Link to Bone Hairpipe Jewelry Handout.
Link to recording of Bone Hairpipe Jewelry Zoom class.
Week 16, 6/10/21,
Miscellaneous Project #419: Bone Hairpipe Necklace
Materials Needed:
Bone hairpipe beads, cord, nylon-covered wire, beads, clasp, spacers, leather, crimp beads
Tools Needed: Scissors, crimping pliers, wire flush cutters, bead design board


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