Emeritus Advanced Jewelry Class Projects Tools & Materials Needed for Spring, 2020

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Week 1, 2/20/20, Chain Project #155, Multi-Strand Chain Lariat w/Beads

Materials Needed:
3 yds.of asst. types & colors of chain (1 yd. of each type)
20- , 22-, or 24-gauge wire in asst. colors or color to match chain
Asst. size & shape Beads, including top-drilled beads
Head pins
Tools Needed:
Chain-nose pliers
Wire flush cutters
Round-nose pliers

Week 2, 2/27/20, Chain Maille Project #165, Diamond-Shaped Japanese Chain Maille Earrings
Materials Needed:

1 pr. earring wires
6 pearls or other small Beads
24” 24-gauge wire OR 6 head pins
36 large jump rings (18-or 19-gauge, 5mm. inner diameter; Susan’s #1)
108 small jump rings (20-gauge, 3mm. inner diameter, Susan’s #14 )
Tools Needed:
Round-nose pliers
2 smooth-jawed pliers (Chain-nose, Flat-nose, or Bent-nose pliers)
Wire flush cutters
Fleece work mat

Week 3, 3/5/20, Bead Weaving Project #88, Flat Herringbone or Ndebele Stitch Bracelet
Materials Needed for 1-1/4" x 7" Bracelet:
500 Size 6 Seed Beads
12 yards of Size D Superlon, Power Pro, or Fireline
Clasp set or button
Size 11 seed beads (optional)
Tools Needed:
2  #10 beading Needles
Scissors
Fleece work mat

Week 4, 3/12/20, Cord Project #79, Braided Leather Bracelet with Wrapped Wire Closure, 4 Ways: Plain, Center bead, Bead or Charm Dangles, Beads braided in
Materials Needed:

36” of 1.5 or 2mm. round leather cord   
18” of 20-gauge wire
Clasp set
2 small, heavy jump rings
Optional for Decorations:
Asst. Beads
Larger jump rings
Head pins
Large, flat bead with large hole
Beads with large holes
18-gauge wire to make clasp
Asst. charms
1” of tape
Tools Needed:
Wire flush cutters
Round-nose pliers
Chain-nose pliers
Ruler
Clipboard

Week 5: 3/19/20 NO CLASS DUE TO VIRUS PREPARATION FOR REMOTE CLASSES. (ALL FUTURE CLASSES MOVED UP ONE WEEK.)

Week 6, 3/26/20, Craft Wire Project #50, Orbited Beads Earrings, necklace or bracelet
Materials Needed:

Large round beads
20-gauge wire
22-gauge wire
Earring wires
Clasp set
Tools Needed:
Nylon-jaw pliers
Chain-nose pliers

Round-nose pliers
Wire flush cutters
Ruler

Week 7, 4/2/20, Memory Wire Project #394, Multi-Strand Memory Wire Bracelet with Decorative Spacer Beads
Materials Needed:
5 coils of bracelet-size memory wire: (2” diameter, unless you have extremely small or extremely large wrists, in which case you can use 1 ¾” or 2 ½” diameter)
Asst. Beads (About 21” total)
(6) 3-hole Spacers (See Note #3 below)
3-6 head pins
The Following Materials Depend on How You End the Bracelet:
8 small, heavy Jump rings (Susan’s #14), optional
Clasp set, optional
18” of 18-gauge wire, optional
5” of thin chain, optional
2 ½” of ½” wide Painter’s tape or other tape that won’t leave sticky marks
Tools Needed:
Memory Wire Cutters or heavy-duty household hardware cutters
Wire flush cutters
Round-nose pliers
2 pairs Chain-nose pliers
Ruler

Week 8, 4/9/20, Chain Maille Project #123, Japanese Chain Maille with Delicate Points
Materials Needed for 17” necklace:

17” of 4.5mm. Rollo Chain (a.k.a. Belcher chain)
(173)  20 gauge, 4.5mm outer diameter jump rings – Susan’s #14 rings
(Note: You would need 272 more rings to make 2x2 base chain out of rings – 16 rings for each inch of chain)      
1 Clasp set
5 head pins
5 small Beads
Tools Needed:
2 smooth-jawed pliers (Chain-nose, Flat-nose, or Bent-nose pliers)
Round-nose pliers
Wire flush cutters
Awl (optional)
Jump ring tool (optional)

4/16/20 NO CLASS, SPRING BREAK

 

Criss-Cross Wire and Bead Bracelet

Week 9, 4/23/20, Craft Wire Project #397 Criss-Cross Wire and Beads Bracelet or Necklace
Materials Needed:
1½ yards of 22 Gauge Wire
24" of 20 Gauge Wire
12" of 8mm. round or  rondelle beads with holes large enough to fit on 20-gauge wire – all beads must be the same size and shape
Lobster Clasp set
Jump Ring
Tools Needed:
Nylon Jaw Pliers
3/5mm. bailing pliers or any 3mm.mandrel
Wire flush cutters
Chain-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Ruler

Netted Seed Bead Necklace
Week 10, 4/30/20, Bead Weaving Project #390, Netted Seed Bead Necklace

Materials Needed:
30” of .015” Nylon-Covered wire (aka. beading wire)
3 yards of Superlon, Power Pro or Fireline thread, size D
(45) 4mm. round or bicone beads
(34) 6mm. round or bicone beads
50 #6 Seed Beads
600 #8 Seed Beads
(2) 2mm. crimp tubes
(2) 4mm. crimp covers
1 lobster clasp
2 Wire Guardians
2” of chain w/links lg. enough to fit lobster clasp
1 head pin
Tools Needed:
#10 beading needle
Scissors
2 Bead Stopper Clips
Standard crimping pliers
Chain-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Wire flush cutters

Handmade Beaded Wire Hoop Pendant Necklace
Week 11, 5/7/20, Bead Weaving (& Craft Wire) Project #400, Hand-made Beaded Wire Hoop
Materials Needed:
20-30" of Chain
1 ft. of 16-gauge wire

90 Size #6 seed beads: 30 Color A, 30 Color B, 30 Color C
3 yds. of Size D Superlon, Power Pro, or Fireline thread
2 small, heavy jump rings (Susan’s size #14)
Tools Needed:
#10 beading needle
Round-nose pliers
Wire flush cutter (for wire)
Heavy duty wire flush cutters (for chain)
2 pairs of Chain-nose pliers
1” to 1 ½” mandrel, such as a pill bottle
Fleece project mat
Scissors

Week 12, 5/14/20,  NCW Project #399, Illusion Necklace with Metallic-Colored Nylon-Covered Wire
Materials Needed:

3 yards of .015" Gold Color (metallic gold) or Silver Color (metallic silver) nylon-covered wire (beading wire)
About 32” of assorted beads, plus:
About 4” of beads with holes large enough to fit 6 strands of nylon-covered wire
About 72 tiny seed beads (size 10 or 11)
1 Clasp set
About 36 small (1mm. x1mm.) or regular (2mm.x2mm.) crimp beads
2 regular crimp beads (2mm.x2mm.)
Tools Needed:
Chain-nose pliers
3 Bead Stopper Clips
Standard (medium) crimping pliers
Wire flush cutters
Ruler

Multi-Strand Beaded Bracelet with Macrame Sliding Closure
Week 13, 5/21/20, Macrame Project #395, Multi-Strand Beaded Bracelet or Necklace with Macrame closure

Materials Needed:
3-4 yards of Superlon Tex 210 or 400 Cord or waxed polyester American or Brazilian cord
20-60” of 6mm beads with holes large enough to fit on cord (any shape)
60-200 Size 8 seed beads
G-S Hypo Cement
Tape
Nail polish
Tools Needed:
Bead Stopper Clips
Scissor
Ruler

Spool Knit Wire Necklace

Week 14, 5/28/20, Knitting Project #105, Spool-Knit Wire Necklace
Materials Needed for an 18" necklace:
1 spool of 30- or 32-gauge wire
About 12 large, round beads (or one for each 1-1/2" of necklace)
2 cones or bullet ends
1 yard of 28-gauge wire
12" of 24-gauge wire
Clasp set
Tools Needed:
Clover Wonder Knitter
Round-nose pliers
Chain-nose pliers
Wire flush cutters

Tiny Hammered Wire Earrings Handmade Jewelry Wire Earrings
Week 15, 6/4/20, Craft Wire Project #396, Tiny Hammered wire post earrings

Materials Needed:
20 Gauge Wire
Optional: Half-hard sterling silver or Gold-filled wire
Plastic earring backs
Tools Needed:
Round-nose pliers
Chain-nose pliers
Wire flush cutters
Bailing pliers, asst. sizes
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Emery board or nail file
Optional:
Chasing hammer (hammer with flat, smooth head)
Steel bench block or Anvil
Jewelry tumbler

Leather and Seed Bead Necklace
Week 16, 611/20, Cord Project #398, Sage’s Leather & Seed Bead Necklace

Materials Needed:
1 yard of 2mm. round leather cord
1.5 yards of 20-gauge wire
71 Size 6 seed beads, 39 Color A, 32 Color B
1 or more Head pins
A few asst. size Beads
Clasp set (optional)
2 Foldover crimps (optional)
2 small, heavy jump rings (Susan’s #14) (optional)
Tools Needed:
Round-nose pliers
Wire flush cutters
2 smooth-jawed pliers (
Chain-nose, Flat-nose, or Bent-nose pliers)
Nylon-Jaw Pliers
Ruler
Scissors