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Saturday Morning Zoom Jewelry Classes - Tools & Materials Lists

Join me on Zoom for a fun & creative class 
every Saturday morning from 11am-12:30pm. 
Pick your favorite project(s) or 
Sign up for any 4 classes in advance and save $10!
Individual classes only $20 each!


All classes will be on Zoom with a secure password. 
Students who attend will receive a recording of the class afterwards. 
If you can't make it to the "in-person" class,
you can receive the recording for $15.
Have questions or want to sign up for classes?
Email or call 310-944-1299.

Click on tools & materials links below
to view or purchase supplies for each project.

Week 1: Saturday, 11/7/20
Bead Stringing 3 Ways
Beading wire (Nylon-Covered wire) & crimp beads, Stretch Magic, & Memory Wire.

Bead stringing

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 tubes
Clasp set
Tools Needed:
Medium (a.k.a. Standard) Crimping pliers
Wire flush cutters
Bead Stopper Clip
Bead design board

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!

Stretch Magic Bracelet

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
Large-hole bead
Small, heavy jump ring (Susan’s #14)
Bead caps (optional)
Tools Needed:
Bead Stopper Clip
2 Pairs of Chain-nose pliers

Week 2: Saturday, 11/14/20
Bohemian Wrap BraceletBohemian Wrap Bracelet

Bohemian Wrap Bracelet
(Bead Weaving Projects #67 & #264)

Learn to make an eclectic, multi-colored, Bohemian wrap bracelet on a Bead Loom or clip board.

Materials Needed:
1mm. 1.5mm. or 2mm. cord (such as leather or cotton)
      Single Wrap: 40”
      Double Wrap: 56”
      Triple Wrap: 70”
      Quadruple Wrap: 80”
Size D Thread: Fireline, Superlon or Power Pro
      Single Wrap: 2 yds.
      Double Wrap: 4 yds.
      Triple Wrap: 6 yds.
      Quadruple Wrap: 8 yds.
½” or ¾” Button with shank or 2 holes
10” scrap of string or cotton cord
Beads: Choose 1 type of bead that is 4mm. to 6mm. wide
OR 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.
      Single Wrap: 7” of beads
      Double Wrap: 14” of beads
      Triple Wrap: 21” of beads
      Quadruple Wrap: 28” of beads
G-S Hypo Cement
Tools Needed:
Bead Loom or Clipboard
Chain-nose pliers
Size 10 Beading Needle
Ruler or measuring tape

Week 3: Saturday, 11/21/20
Macrame Leaf Necklace

Macrame Leaf Necklace
(Macrame Project #405)
A completely different kind of macrame from what I've taught before! Learn the popular & versatile double half-hitch knot and open up a whole new world of detailed & elegant macrame possibilities.

Materials Needed for Necklace with 3 Leaves:
18 yds. of .5mm. to 1mm. cord: waxed polyester (best), Superlon 400, or Chinese Knotting Cord (such as Knot-It from Beadsmith)
NOTE 1: Cotton or silk cord won’t work. It must be synthetic so it will melt.
NOTE 2: You can use all one color, or change colors for each leaf.
4 Beads with holes big enough to fit two strands of cord
Clasp set OR lobster clasp & 1-2” of chain w/links large enough to fit lobster clasp
2 Foldover Crimps
2 small, heavy jump rings (Susan’s # 14)
Tools Needed
Macrame Board or other pinnable board
2 pairs of Chain-nose pliers
T-Pins or other long pins
Cigarette lighter
Fire resistant surface
Sharp Scissors

Week 4: Saturday 11/28/20
Handmade Cotter Pin Chain
Hand-Made Cotter Pin Chain with a hand-made clasp!
(Craft Wire Project #403)
This is a really easy and fun way to make your own chain for necklaces, earrings or bracelets.
Materials Needed for an 18" necklace:
3 yds. of 18-gauge wire
Tools Needed:
9mm. bailing pliers or any 9mm mandrel
3mm. bailing pliers or any 3mm.mandrel
Round-nose pliers
Chain-nose pliers
Wire flush cutters
Nylon-Jaw pliers
Week 5: Saturday, 12/5/20
Netted Seed Bead Necklace
Netted Seed Bead Necklace
(Bead Weaving Project #390)
Explore a world of color combinations while making this beautiful & elegant seed bead charmer!
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
2 Bead Stopper Clips
Standard crimping pliers
Chain-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Wire flush cutters


Week 6: Saturday, 12/12/20
wire-wrapped stones, pendants, gemstones
Wire-Wrapped Stones
Learn this classic method of wire-wrapping stones with or without drilled holes. Make a beautiful pendant with a memorable gemstone.

Materials Needed
48” of 20-gauge wire
15” of 22-gauge wire
12” of 1-inch-wide 3-M masking tape for concrete #2060 or painter’s tape
A large, fairly flat, oval stone
Tools Needed
Wire flush cutters
Flat-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Chain-nose pliers
Nylon-jaw pliers
3mm/5mm bailing pliers
Fleece project mat
Fine-tip Sharpie
Pointy, thin, sharp knife or awl
Size B crochet hook

Week 7: Saturday, 12/19/20
woven wire bracelet, crystals
Woven Wire Bracelet
(Craft Wire Project #311)
Learn a really fun wire-weaving technique and experiment with many ways to include beads in your designs.

Materials Needed
24” of 18-gauge wire
3-5 yds. of  24-gauge wire (or 26-gauge)
Asst. small beads (optional)
Tools Needed
Wire flush cutters
Flat-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Chain-nose pliers
Nylon-jaw pliers
Wooden ring clamp or Spring clamp
7mm/9mm bailing pliers or any 7mm mandrel
3mm/5mm bailing pliers


Some Previews:

Chain Maille Project #129, Japanese 8-in-4 Chain Maille Bracelet, with Rubber O-Rings
Japanese Chain Maille Bracelet    Japanese O-Ring Chain Maille Bracelet
Materials Needed for 7 ½” Bracelet:
156 -18-gauge, 5-5.50mm. (inner diameter) metal jump rings (Susan’s #7, 23 or 40)
90 -10mm.(outer diameter) Rubber  or Silicone O-rings
Toggle Clasp 
Tools Needed:
2 chain-nose pliers

Craft Wire Project #220, Tree of Life Pendant

Tree of Life Pendant
Materials Needed:
56” of 22-gauge wire
48” of 20-gauge wire
2 or 3 spoonfuls of chip beads
Chain or leather cord to hang pendant

Tools Needed:
Round-nose pliers
Wire Flush Cutters

Nylon-jaw pliers
5mm Bailing pliers
Spring Clamp or C-clamp
Wire Twister
Chain-nose pliers
Pill bottle or other item to wrap wire around, with about a 2” diameter


  • Multi-Strand, Crocheted Wire or Cord Necklace with Cones: Zoom Class, Handout & Recording, Saturday, 1/9/21, 11am-12:30pm.
    Regular price $ 20.00
  • Japanese 8-in-4 Chain Maille Bracelet, with Rubber O-Rings: Zoom Class, Handout & Recording, Saturday, 1/16/21, 11am-12:30pm.
    Japanese 8-in-4 Chain Maille Bracelet, with Rubber O-Rings: Zoom Class, Handout & Recording, Saturday, 1/16/21, 11am-12:30pm.
    Regular price $ 20.00
  • Viking Knit Bangle Bracelet with Beads & Handmade Clasp: Zoom Class, Handout & Recording, Saturday, 1/23/21, 11am-12:30pm.
    Viking Knit Bangle Bracelet with Beads & Handmade Clasp: Zoom Class, Handout & Recording, Saturday, 1/23/21, 11am-12:30pm.
    Regular price $ 20.00
  • Tree of Life Pendant: Zoom Class, Handout & Recording, Saturday, 1/30/21, 11am-12:30pm.
    Tree of Life Pendant:  Zoom Class, Handout & Recording, Saturday, 1/30/21, 11am-12:30pm.
    Regular price $ 20.00

    Frequently Asked Questions
    How do I sign up?
    Email or call 310-944-1299.
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    Do I have to sign up for all the classes?
    Sign up for one class, choose your favorites, or take them all! Get a $10 discount when you purchase a series of 4!
    How much are the classes?
    Each class will be $20. Take 4 or more and save $10!
    The class price includes "in-person" Zoom class, an emailed handout & access to the recording of the class.
    How do I get into the class once I enroll?
    I will send you a Zoom link after you register.
    How do I pay for the class?
    Respond to this email and tell me which class(es) you want to take. Then send payment through Venmo (Susan Ryza), paypal (, or call me with a credit card.
    How can I get the Tools & Materials I need to do the projects?
    Tools & materials needed for all projects will be available for Covid-safe sale on Susan's back patio in Santa Monica, by appointment, with masks & social distancing
    Click on the links in each list above to go to the page on my website where you can view or buy these materials.
    What about handouts?
    You'll receive a printable copy of the handout in your email inbox before each class starts.

    What if I can't make it on the date of the class I want to take?
    No problem! For only $15, you'll have access to a recording of the class and you'll also receive the handout by email.
    Isn't it weird to learn to make jewelry remotely?
    Not at all! Some people actually prefer the close-up learning experience. I've been teaching on Zoom for 3 semesters and students love how well they can see the details of my demonstrations. I use a state-of-the-art webcam and the images are crystal clear! Plus, the classes are all recorded so you can review the techniques anytime. Scroll down to see students' comments.
    What if I want to learn something besides what you're offering?
    Let me know what YOU want to learn and I'll add it to the next month's schedule.
    Any other questions or to sign up,
    Email or call 310-944-1299


    Below are some unsolicited comments about how much
    students enjoy taking my jewelry classes on Zoom:

    "I am so sorry I missed the class today... I will catch up with the video. 
    Thank you for being such a great teacher. I am really enjoying the class, 
    especially on Zoom."
    -Jane F, 10/22/20
    "I really enjoy the remote classes. It’s been a pleasure meeting you through class. 
    The way you are so genuine, patient, encouraging and find so many ways to be complimentary is bottomless and heart-warming"
    -April S, 10/21/20
    "I loved your Zoom lesson today and look forward to learning more about jewelry making."
    -Olivia M, 9/24/20
    "I really, really appreciate all that you do! Your new camera is fabulous and
    I love the online format! Looking forward to creating more fabulous projects with your guidance and also looking forward to your socially distanced "sale" on your porch. It's very nice for you to be so accommodating to the students,
    especially during these challenging times!"
    -Veronica A, 9/9/20