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

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 beads
Clasp set
Tools Needed:
Medium (a.k.a. Standard) Crimping pliers
Wire flush cutters
Bead Stopper Clip
2 pairs Chain-nose pliers (if using jump rings)
Bead design board
Round-nose pliers
AND

Click here for Eyeglass Holders handout.

NCW Project #30: Eyeglass Holders
Materials Needed:

32” of .015” Beadalon nylon-covered wire(a.k.a. Beading wire)
22" of Asst. small or medium size beads such as small seed beads, bugle beads and 4-6mm. beads

8 small beads w/lg. holes for ends, such as size 6 seed beads
2 Eyeglass holder findings
(2) 2mm.x 2mm. crimp beads
Optional: (4) jump rings - 6mm outside diameter, 19-gauge (Susan’s #1 rings)


Stretch Magic Bracelet with Large Beads handout.

Link to recording of Stretch Magic Bracelet with Large Beads Zoom Class.

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 elastic cord
G-S Hypo Cement
Tools Needed:
4 Bead Stopper Clips
Scissors
Ruler

  Wire-Looped Necklace Craft Wire

Click here for Wire Looping on a Headpin handout.

Click here for Wire Looping with Craft Wire handout.

Link to Wire Looping Zoom Class Recording.

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:
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


Click here for Wire Wrapping handout.

Link to Wire Wrapping Zoom Class Recording

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

2 yds. of 24-gauge wire
Asst. beads, including some with small holes
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.

Click here for Beads & Chain necklace handout.

Recording of Chain & Wire & Wire-Wrapped Top-Drilled Beads Class, part 1

Recording of Chain & Wire & Wire-Wrapped Top-Drilled Beads Class, part 2

Week 7, 4/1/21, Chain Project #299, Chain, Rings & Beads Necklace, w/Bead Caps
AND/OR
Craft Wire Project #22: Necklace of beads & chain connected with Wire Loops or Wire-Wrapping
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
Clasp set (optional)
Tools Needed:
2 smooth-jawed pliers (Chain-nose, Flat-nose, or Bent-nose pliers)
Round-nose pliers
Wire flush cutters
Heavy-duty flush cutter for chain OR Memory wire cutter
Nylon-jaw pliers

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Chandelier Earrings

Click here for Chandelier Earrings handout.

Craft Wire Project #54: Chandelier earrings with top-drilled beads
Materials Needed:
Top-drilled beads
26-gauge wire
24-gauge wire
20-gauge wire
4mm. beads or size 6 seed beads
2 earring wires
2 Chandelier findings
Tools Needed:
Chain-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Wire flush cutters

 

Macrame Square knot bracelet with sliding closure

Click here for Macrame Bracelet handout.

Link to Recording of Macrame Bracelet Class.

Week 8, 4/8/21,  Macrame Project #210: Macrame Square Knot Bracelet with Center Beads & Slide Closure
Materials Needed:
Waxed polyester or Superlon Tex 400 Cord
Asst. beads
G-S Hypo Cement
Clear nail polish
Tools Needed:
2 Bead Stopper Clips or tape
Chain-nose pliers
Knotting Tweezers (optional)
Ruler
Scissors
Clipboard

4/15/21, NO CLASS. SPRING BREAK

  Knotted Necklace Pearl Knotting

Click here for Knotted Bead Cord Necklace handout.

Click here to watch my YouTube video on Knotting.

Link to 4/22/21 Zoom class recording.

Week 9, 4/22/21, Cord Project #9: Necklace Strung on Bead Cord, w/Bead Tips
Materials Needed:
1 package nylon or silk Griffin bead cord
Asst. beads, including small beads for each end near clasp
2 clamshell bead tips
G-S Hypo Cement
2 tiny seed beads (#10 or 11)
1 clasp set
Tools Needed:
Round-nose pliers
Knotting Tweezers
Chain-nose pliers
Scissors

AND

Floating Design Knotted Necklace     

Cord Project #12: 18” Knotted Necklace on Bead Cord, w/Bead Tips
AND
Cord Project #13: Floating-Design Knotted Necklace on Bead Cord, w/Bead Tips
Materials Needed:
1 package nylon or silk Griffin bead cord
Asst. beads, including small beads for each end near clasp
2 clamshell bead tips
G-S Hypo Cement
2 tiny seed beads (#10 or 11)
1 clasp set
Tools Needed:
Round-nose pliers
Knotting Tweezers
Chain-nose pliers
Scissors

Continuous Strand Knotted Necklace

Click here for Continuous Strand Knotted Necklace handout.

Link to Continuous Strand Knotted Necklace Zoom class recording.

Week 10, 4/29/21, Cord Project #21, Continuous Strand Knotted Necklace
Materials Needed:
1 package nylon or silk Griffin bead cord
About 24" of asst. beads
G-S Hypo Cement
Tools Needed:
Bead Stopper Clip
Knotting Tweezers
Bead design board
Small Paper Clip
Scissors

Multi-Strand Mixed Technique Necklace

Click here for Multi-Strand, Mixed Technique Necklace handout.

Link to Zoom recording of Multi-Strand Necklace class.

Week 11, 5/6/21, NCW Project #238, Multi-Strand, Mixed-Technique Necklace w/Multi-Strand Finding
Materials Needed:
About 36" of asst. beads
28” of .018” Beadalon nylon-covered wire (a.k.a. beading wire)
20” medium cable chain or rollo chain
(2) 2mm.x 2mm. crimp beads
2 three-strand findings
Clasp set
3 yards of 24-gauge wire
Head pins as needed for bead dangles
Charms
Small, heavy jump ring (Susan’s #14), as needed for charms
Tools Needed:
2 Chain-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Wire flush cutters
Medium (a.k.a. Standard) Crimping pliers
Heavy-duty flush cutter for chain OR Memory wire cutter
Bead Stopper Clip
Ruler

Bead Loom Bracelet

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 About 21" of asst. beads with widths that singly or side-by-side equal the 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
Chain-nose pliers
Size 10 Beading Needle
Ruler or measuring tape
Scissors

3-in-3 Chain Maille Bracelet

Week 13, 5/20/21, Chain Maille Project #55: 3-in-3 Chain Maille Bracelet
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 jump rings, 6mm. inner diameter (Susan's #2 rings)
Size 8 seed beads
Toggle Clasp set
Tools Needed: 
2 smooth-jawed pliers (Chain-nose, Flat-nose, or Bent-nose pliers)
Fleece Work Mat

Leather Lariat Necklace with bead dangles

Click here for Leather Lariat handout.

Week 14, 5/27/21, Cord Project #68, Leather Lariat Necklace
Materials Needed
:
3 yds. of 2mm. round, leather cord
6 foldover crimps
1 yd. 20-gauge &/or 2 yds. 24-gauge wire
About 18"-24" of asst. beads
12 head pins
Tools Needed:
Chain-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Wire flush cutters
Scissors

3-stone crossover wire ringadjustable wire ring
Wire ringThin wire ring

Click here for 3-Stone Crossover Ring handout.

Click here for Thin Wire Ring handout.

Click here for Stacked Button handout.

Click here for Adjustable Wire Ring handout.

Week 15, 6/3/21, Craft Wire Project #131, 4 Wire Ring Styles
Materials Needed:
(
1) 8mm. round bead
2 matching 6mm. round or bicone beads
20-gauge wire
24-gauge wire
18-gauge wire
2 graduated size 2- or 4-hole buttons
Flat, oval stone or crystal
Tools Needed:
Wire flush cutters
Chain-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Nylon-jaw pliers
Ring mandrel

 

Anemone Bead Weaving Bracelet

Click here for Anemone Bracelet handout.

Week 16, 6/10/21, Bead Weaving Project #98, Anemone Bracelet
Materials Needed:
Size 6 seed beads
Size D Thread: Fireline, Superlon or Power Pro
(2) 2mm.x 2mm. crimp beads
.015” Beadalon nylon-covered wire (beading wire)
Toggle Clasp set
G-S Hypo Cement
Tools Needed:
Size 10 Beading Needle
Medium (a.k.a. Standard) Crimping pliers
Wire flush cutters
Bead Stopper Clip
Scissors

 

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