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

Class Title: ART E80, Section 9731

Class Time: Thursdays, 2pm-4:15pm

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

Click here for downloadable semester project list.


Week 1, 2/18/21,
Memory Wire Project #2: 3-Coil Memory Wire Bracelet
Materials Needed:

3 ½ coils bracelet-size memory wire
About 21" of asst. beads
Notes about beads: Don’t use long, tubular or oval beads because they won’t go around the curve of the wire. Also, avoid too many heavy beads.
Tools Needed:
Memory wire cutter
Round-nose pliers
Important: Do not use your regular cutters on Memory Wire!

AND

Stretch Magic Bracelet

Click here for Single Strand Stretch Magic Bracelet handout.

Stretch Magic Projects #1 & #367, Single-Strand Stretch Magic Bracelet with 4 Different Endings
Materials Needed:

14” of .7mm. Stretch Magic elastic cord
7-8" of Asst. beads
G-S Hypo Cement
4mm. crimp cover
Hanging bail
Charm
Large-hole bead
Small, heavy jump ring (Susan’s #14)
Bead caps (optional)
Tools Needed:
Bead Stopper Clip
2 Pairs of Chain-nose pliers
Scissors
Ruler

Click here for Nylon-Covered Wire Necklace handout.

Week 2, 2/25/21, Nylon-Covered Wire Project #3: Single-Strand, Nylon-Covered Wire Necklace w/Crimp Beads OR Face Mask Holder OR Project #30: Eyeglass Holder

Materials Needed:
.018” Beadalon nylon-covered wire (length of necklace, plus 12 extra inches)
Asst. beads, including 8 small beads w/lg. holes, for the ends of the necklace
(2) 2mm.x 2mm. crimp tubes, eyeglass holder findings, small heavy jump rings (Susan's #14), Clasp set
Tools Needed:
Medium (a.k.a. Standard) Crimping pliers
Wire flush cutters
Bead Stopper Clip
2 pairs chain nose pliers
Bead design board

Stretch Magic Bracelet with Large Beads handout.

Week 3, 3/4/21: Stretch Magic Project #107, Multi-Strand Stretch Magic Bracelet w/Large Beads at Intervals
Materials Needed:
3 extra-large beads w/holes large enough for 4 strands of Stretch Magic (about ¾”, more or less), Approx. 25” of asst. small to medium beads, 56” of .7mm Stretch Magic, G-S Hypo Cement

Tools Needed: Scissors, Ruler, 4 Bead Stopper Clips

  Wire-Looped Necklace Craft Wire

Click here for Wire Looping on a Headpin handout.

Click here for Wire Looping with Craft Wire handout.

Week 4, 3/11/21, Craft Wire Projects #18 & 19: Wire Looping for Earrings, Necklaces and Bracelets on Head-pins & Wire
Materials Needed:
Earrings:
2 head pins
2 earring wires
6" of 20-gauge wire
Beads
Necklace:
1 clasp set
2 yards of 20-gauge wire
Asst. beads
Tools Needed:
Chain-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Wire flush cutters
Nylon-jaw pliers

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


Week 6, 3/25/21, Craft Wire Project #14: Wire-Wrapped Necklace or Bracelet

Click here for Wire Wrapping handout.

Materials Needed:
2 yds. of 24-gauge wire
Asst. beads, including some with small holes
1 clasp set
Tools Needed:
Chain-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Wire flush cutters
Nylon-jaw pliers

Bead Caps, Chain, Metal Rings, Beads, Necklace

Click here for Chain, Rings & Beads Necklace handout.

Week 7, 4/1/21, Chain Project #299, Chain, Rings & Beads Necklace, w/Bead Caps
Materials Needed:
jump rings
2 to 4 ft. of chain
Asst. beads, including some w/small holes
2 yds. of 20-gauge wire
2 yds. of 24-gauge wire
closed rings
bead caps
Tools Needed:
2 smooth-jawed pliers (Chain-nose, Flat-nose, or Bent-nose pliers)
Round-nose pliers
Wire flush cutters
Heavy-duty flush cutter
Nylon-jaw pliers

Week 7, 4/1/21,   Craft Wire Project #22: Necklace of beads & chain connected with Wire Loops or Wire-Wrapping

Materials Needed: 20-gauge wire, 24-gauge wire, chain, Asst. beads, including some w/small holes, clasp set

Tools Needed: Chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers, wire side cutters

AND

 Craft Wire Project #54, Chandelier Earrings w/Top-Drilled Beads, on Pre-Made Findings

Materials Needed: earring wires. Top-drilled beads, 26-gauge wire, 22-gauge wire, small beads, chandelier findings

Tools Needed: Round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers, wire flush cutters

 

 

Week 8, 4/8/21,  Macrame Project #210: Macrame Square Knot Bracelet with Center Beads & Slide Closure

Materials Needed: Waxed polyester or Tex 400 Cord, beads, glue, clear nail polish

Tools Needed: Ruler, Scissors, Clipboard, Bead stopper clip or tape, Chain-nose pliers & Knotting tweezers (optional)

 

4/15/21, NO CLASS. SPRING BREAK

 

Week 9, 4/22/21, Cord Project #9: Necklace Strung on Bead Cord, w/Bead Tips

Materials Needed: Griffin bead cord, Asst. beads, small beads for each end near clasp, 2 tiny seed beads,

clasp set, clamshell bead tips

Tools Needed: Chain-nose pliers, Round-nose pliers, knotting tweezers, scissors, glue

AND

Cord Project #12: Knotted Necklace on Bead Cord, w/Bead Tips

OR Cord Project #13: Floating-Design Knotted Necklace on Bead Cord, w/Bead Tips

Materials Needed: Griffin bead cord, Asst. beads with holes to correspond to cord size, small beads for each end near clasp, tiny seed beads, clasp set, clamshell bead tips

Tools Needed: Chain-nose pliers, Round-nose pliers, knotting tweezers, scissors or thread nippers, glue

 

Week 10, 4/29/21,   Cord Project #21, Continuous Strand Knotted Necklace

Materials Needed: One package Griffin Bead Cord, 24” of beads, G-S Hypo Cement

Tools Needed: Bead Design Board, Bead Stopper Clip, Scissors, Knotting Tweezers, Small Paper Clip

 

Week 11, 5/6/21, NCW Project #238, Multi-Strand, Mixed-Technique Necklace w/Multi-Strand Finding

Materials Needed: About 36” of assorted beads, 28” of .018” nylon-covered wire (a.k.a. beading wire)

20” medium cable chain or rollo chain, 2 crimp tubes (2mm. x 2mm.), 2 three-strand findings, Lobster clasp set

3 yards of 24-gauge craft wire, head pins as needed for bead dangles, Charms, Small, heavy jump rings as needed for charms

Tools Needed: 2 Chain-nose pliers, Round-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters, Medium (Standard) crimping pliers, Heavy wire cutters for chain, Ruler, Bead Stopper Clip, Chain

Week 12, 5/11/20,   Bead Weaving Project #67, Large Bead, Loomed Bracelet w/Thick Cord, single or multi-wrap

Materials Needed: 1mm. 1.5mm. or 2mm. cord (such as leather, cotton or polyester), ½” or ¾” Button with shank or 2 holes, 10” scrap of string or cotton cord, Size D Thread: Fireline, Superlon or Power Pro, Beads: Choose 1 type of bead that is 4mm. to 6mm. wide OR Asst. beads with widths that singly or side-by-side equal th same width, up to about 6mm. wide. All beads must have holes large enough to fit 2 strands of thread, G-S Hypo Cement

Tools Needed: Bead Loom or clip board or macrame board, Scissors, Chain Nose pliers, Size 10 Beading Needle

Ruler or measuring tape

 

 

Week 13, 5/20/21, Chain Maille Project #55: 3-in-3 Chain Maille Bracelet

 

Click here for 3-in-3 Chain Maille Bracelet handout.

Materials for Approx. 8” Bracelet:
(90 to 100) 18-gauge jump rings, 6mm. inner diameter (Susan's #2 rings)
(4) 19-gauge jump rings, 5mm. inner diameter (Susan's #1 rings)
1 Toggle clasp set
Tools Needed:
2 smooth-jawed pliers (Chain-nose, Flat-nose, or Bent-nose pliers)
Fleece Work Mat

OR

Seed Bead & Jump Ring Necklace Chain Maille Necklace

Click here for 2-in-2 Chain Maille Necklace with Seed Beads handout.

Chain Maille Project #348: 2-in-2 Chain Maille with Seed Beads
Materials Needed:
18-gauge, 8mm outer diameter jump rings (Susan’s #2)
Size 8 seed beads
Toggle Clasp set
Tools Needed: 
2 smooth-jawed pliers (Chain-nose, Flat-nose, or Bent-nose pliers)
Fleece Work Mat

Materials Needed: 18-gauge, 8mm outer diameter jump rings (Susan’s #2), Size 8 seed beads, Toggle clasp set

Tools Needed: 2 pairs chain-nose, bent-nose or flat-nose pliers, Fleece project mat

 

Week 14, 5/27/21, Cord Project #68, Leather Lariat Necklace

Materials Needed: 2mm. round, leather cord, foldover crimps, 20- gauge &/or 24-gauge craft wire, asst. beads, head pins

Tools Needed: Scissors, Chain Nose Pliers, Round nose pliers, Wire flush cutters

Week 15, 6/3/21, Craft Wire Project #131, 3-Stone Crossover Wire Ring & Other Wire Rings

Materials Needed: 1 -8mm. round bead, 2 matching 6mm. round or bicone beads, 20-gauge wire

Tools Needed: Ring mandrel, Wire side cutter, Chain-nose pliers, Round-nose pliers, Nylon-jaw pliers

 

Week 16, 6/10/21, Bead Weaving Project #98, Anemone Bracelet

Materials Needed: Size 6 Seed Beads, Superlon or Fireline, size D, Crimp Beads, .015” nylon-covered wire (beading wire)

Toggle Clasp set, G-S Hypo Cement

Tools Needed: Size 10 Beading Needle, Scissors, Medium Crimping Pliers, Wire Flush Cutters, Bead stopper clip

 

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