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Summer, 2021, Emeritus Jewelry Class Projects, Tools, & Materials

Class Title: ART E80, Section 9513

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

Click on tools & materials listed below to go to corresponding purchasing page. (coming soon)

Click here for downloadable semester project list,
with pictures.

Alternating Cords Bracelets

Link to recording of Flat Bead or Button Alternating Cord Zoom class.
Handout for Cord Project #429.
Week 1, 6/24/21, Cord Project #429, Flat Bead or Button Alternating Cord & Knots Technique
Materials Needed:
Flat beads or flat buttons
Leather or other cord
Clasp set
Tools Needed:
Knotting tweezers

Bead Loomed Name Bracelet
Link to Instructional Handout for Bead Loomed Letter Bracelet
(including Letter Chart & Graph Paper).

Week 2, 7/1/21, Bead Weaving Project #428, Bead Loomed Letter Bracelet with Woven Selvedge & Ribbon Ends
Materials Needed:

(2)5/8” ribbon ends
Graph paper
Super new glue or comparable
E6000 glue
2 small, heavy jump rings (Susan’s #14)
Clasp set
12 yds. of Superlon size D thread
About 450 total Size 8 seed beads in 2 or more colors
Tools Needed:
Bead loom
#10 beading needle
2 pairs of Chain-nose pliers
Nylon jaw pliers

Flat Kumihimo Braid Bracelet  Flat Kumihimo Braid Bracelet

Link to Flat Kumihimo Braid Zoom class.
Link to Handout for Flat Kumihimo Braid Bracelet.
Week 3, 7/8/21,
Cord Project #422, Kumihimo Flat Braid on Square Kumihimo Plate
Materials Needed:

8-13 yards of .7mm (thin) to 2mm (thick) Cord:
       Tex 400, waxed polyester, waxed cotton, Chinese knotting cord
Clasp set
2 Ribbon ends to match width of finished braid
¾” shank or flat button, with shank or holes large enough for 5 strands of cord
4-8 small, heavy jump rings (Susan’s #14)
E6000 glue (or other glue that adheres to metal)
A few inches of clear tape
Tools Needed:
Square Kumihimo plate
1 or 2 oz fishing weight
Large safety pin
Nylon-Jaw pliers
2 pairs of chain nose pliers

Byzantine Chain Maille Bib Necklace

Week 4, 1/15/21, Chain Maille Project #430, Byzantine Chain Maille Bib Necklace
Materials Needed:
(300-400) 18-gauge jump rings with 3.5mm. inner diameter (Susan’ #36)
(24”) of 1.5mm or 2mm round leather cord
2 Foldover crimps
2-4 small, heavy jump rings (Susan’s #14)
Clasp set
If adding beads:
7-15 head pins
7-17 approx. 6mm. beads
Tools Needed:
2 Bead Stopper Clips
Awl (can be hand-made from 18-gauge wire)
2 pairs of smooth-jawed pliers (chain-nose, flat-nose or bent-nose)
Round-nose pliers
Wire flush cutters


Filigree Hand Made Chain Filigree Hand Made Chain

Week 5, 7/22/21, Craft Wire Project #78, Filigree Handmade Chain #1 & #2
Materials Needed:

2 yds. of 20-gauge wire for chain components
3 yds of 22- or 24-gauge wire for wire-wrapped bead connectors
Asst. beads OR about 60 small, heavy jump rings
Clasp set (optional)
3 yards 18-gauge wire for bracelet components & jump rings
18” of 20-gauge wire for clasp
Tools Needed:
Wire flush cutters
Round-nose pliers
2 pairs of Chain-nose pliers
5mm. bailing pliers or other 5mm. mandrel
3mm. bailing pliers or other 3mm. mandrel
Nylon-Jaw pliers
Steel bench block
Chasing hammer

Metalwork Bracelet

Link to Metalwork Bracelet Handout.

Link to Metalwork Bracelet Zoom Class.

Week 6, 7/28/21, Metalwork Project #420, Metal Pieces Connected with jump rings to make bracelet
Materials Needed:

24-gauge sheet metal or metal blanks
Jump rings
18-gauge wire
16-gauge wire
Toggle or other Clasp set
Optional: acrylic paint, clear nail polish
Tools Needed:
Metal shears
Metal hole puncher
Steel bench block
Wire flush cutter
Heavy duty wire flush cutter
Mandrels or bailing pliers
Chain-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Dapping (doming) block


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