Spring, 2022, Emeritus Advanced Jewelry Class

 Class Title: ART E80, Section 9728
Class Time: Thursdays, 11:30am-1:45pm

Click here for downloadable semester project list.

Week 1, 2/17/22, Chain Maille Project #148, Japanese Chain Maille Bib Necklace. ALSO: with stuff on top hanging off/down
Japanese Chain Maille Bib Necklace

Click here for Japanese Chain Maille Bib Necklace Handout

Link to recording of Chain Maille Bib Necklace Zoom class.
Materials Needed:
Bib: 72 large jump rings (18-gauge, 6mm. ID, Susan’s #2)

123 small jump rings (22-gauge, 3mm. ID, Susan’s #3 or #14)
Necklace chain:
Lobster clasp

12-14” of any kind of chain
OR, to make your own chain:
36 large jump rings (18-gauge, 6mm. ID, Susan’s #2)
78 small jump rings (22-gauge, 3mm. ID, Susan’s #3 or #14)
Optional Beads: 13 head pins & 13-26  (approx. 6mm.) round, or other shape beads OR 13 top-drilled beads & 4 yds. of  26-gauge wire
Tools Needed:
2 chain nose pliers (or flat or bent-nose)
Round nose pliers
Wire flush cutters

Week 2, 2/24/22, Stretch Magic Project #94, Stretch Magic Charm Bracelet with Beads or Charms

Stretch Magic Charm Bracelet  Stretch Magic Charm Bracelet

Click here for Stretch Magic Charm Bracelet Handout.
Link to recording of Stretch Magic Charm Bracelet Zoom class.

Materials Needed:
1 yard of .7mm Stretch Magic elastic cord
About 30” of asst. 6mm to 10mm beads (about 50 or 60)
50-60 Head pins OR 3 yds.of 20-gauge wire
70-80 Size-6 seed beads OR 100-120 small, heavy jump rings (Susan’s size 14), plus about 20 size 6 seed beads
G-S Hypo Cement
Tools Needed:
Scissors
2 Bead Stopper Clips
Wire flush cutter
2 pairs of Chain-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers

Week 3, 3/3/22, Macrame Project #444, Reversible Macrame Half Hitch Zig Zag Bracelet with delicate half hitch slide closure

Zig Zag Macrame Bracelet

Click here for Macrame Zig Zag Bracelet handout.

Link to recording of Macrame Zig Zag Bracelet Zoom class.
Materials Needed:
15 yds. of Cord, plus 20”: Waxed Polyester or Superlon TEX 400
One small, flat button with 2 or 4 holes
Tools Needed:
Macrame Board (or clipboard)
A few T-pins
Ruler
Scissors
2” of Tape
Cigarette lighter
Chain nose pliers to pull knots tight

 

 

Week 4, 3/10/22, Bead Weaving Project #89, Tubular Herringbone Necklace

Twisted Tubular Herringbone Necklace

Click here for Tubular Herringbone Necklace Handout.

Link to Zoom recording of Tubular Herringbone Necklace class.

Materials Needed For 18” necklace:
150 size 6 Seed Beads of each of 6 colors: total 900 beads (about 50 beads per inch of weave)
14 yds. Size D Fireline or Superlon (about 3 yards per 4” of weave)
Large snap
Tools Needed:
2 size 10 beading needles

Scissors or side cutters
Fleece workmat

Week 5, 3/17/22, Craft Wire Project #447, Wire Flat Kumihimo Bracelet with Ribbon Ends Closure

Wire Kumihimo Bracelet

Click here for Wire Kumihimo Bracelet handout.

Link to recording of Wire Kumihimo Bracelet Zoom class.
Materials Needed:
18 yards of 26-gauge wire (2 colors, half & half)
(2) 13mm ribbon ends (about  ½”)
Clasp set
E6000 glue or other metal-to-metal glue
2 small, heavy jump rings (Susan's #14)
Tools Needed:
Round or square kumihimo disk
Safety pin
1 or 2 oz. fishing weight
Wire flush cutters
Heavy duty wire flush cutters (optional)
Nylon-jaw pliers
2 pairs of Chain-nose pliers
Round nose pliers
Ruler
Toothpick for glue

Week 6, 3/24/22, Bead Weaving Project #450, Loom Woven Bracelet with Slit & Button closure

Loom Woven Bracelet with slit & button closure

Click here for link to Loom Woven Bracelet handout.

Link to recording of Loom Woven Bracelet Zoom class.
Materials Needed:
About 650 size 8 seed beads
13 yds. of Size D Superlon thread
½” to ¾” shank button
G-S Hypo Cement
Tape
Index card or small piece of heavy paper
Tools Needed:
Bead loom
Size 10 beading needle
Scissors
Ruler|
Pencils or markers to plan design
Chain-nose pliers
Fleece work mat

Week 7, 3/31/22,
Cord Project #34, Asst. Leather Techniques for Round Leather Cord
Leather & Bead Necklace
  Leather & Bead Necklace

Link to Leather Cord Techniques handout.

Link to recording of Leather Cord Techniques Zoom class.

Materials Needed:
Round leather cord
20- & 24-gauge craft wire
Triangle bails
Hanging bail
Clasp sets
Glue
Foldover crimps
Coil ends
6mm. split rings
Jump rings
Asst pendants & stone items
Asst. beads with large holes
Tools Needed:
Chain nose pliers
Round nose pliers
Wire side cutters
Flat nose pliers
Split ring pliers (optional)
Knotting tweezers 

Week 8, 4/7/22, Craft Wire Project #425, Bead-Wrapped Hand-Made Bangle Bracelet with Shaped Clasps

Bead-Wrapped Bangle Bracelet Hand made Bangle bracelet

Click here for Bead-Wrapped Bangle handout.

Link to recording of Bead-Wrapped Bangle Zoom class.

Materials Needed:

4mm. round or bicone beads
12” of 14-, 16- or 18-gauge wire
1.5 yards of 26-gauge wire
Tools Needed:
Chain-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Wire flush cutters
Heavy duty wire flush cutters
Wrist shape mandrel
Nylon-jaw pliers
Flat-head hammer
Steel bench block
Jewelry or nail file

4/14/22, NO CLASS, SPRING BREAK

Week 9, 4/21/22, Metalwork Project #451, Wire & Metal Shapes Earrings

Click here for Wire & Metal Shapes Earrings handout.

Click here for link to recording of Wire & Metal Shapes Earrings Zoom class.

Materials Needed:
Earring wires
24-gauge metal blanks or 24-gauge sheet metal
18-gauge wire
Tools Needed:
Wire flush cutter
2 pairs of Chain-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Metal hole punch
Dapping block
Steel bench block
Chasing hammer
Ball peen hammer
Other texturing hammers (optional)
Metal shears
3mm. bailing pliers or 3mm. knitting needle or other mandrel
Plastic shape mandrels (optional)
File
Fine tip Sharpie

Week 10, 4/28/22, Cord Project #452, Loopy Beaded Necklace

Loopy Beaded Necl;ace

Link to recording of Loopy Beaded Necklace Zoom class.

Materials Needed:
18” of #8 seed beads or other small beads with holes large enough to fit 2 strands of Griffin cord
(12) 4mm. or 6mm. round beads with holes large enough for 3 strands of #3 or #4 Griffin bead cord
(105) 4mm. round beads
2 cards of #3 or #4 Griffin bead cord
2 clamshell bead tips
1 clasp set or clasp plus 2” of chain with links large enough to fit clasp
G-S Hypo Cement
6 small top-drilled teardrops
(1) #1 jump ring (19-gauge, 6mm, outer diameter)
1 charm to fit in center loop
OR 1 head pin
Beads to make a dangle to fit in the center loop
Tools Needed:
Scissors
2 pairs of chain-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Wire flush cutter
Ruler
Bead Stopper Clip

Week 11, 5/5/22, Bead Weaving Project #445, Super Duo pendant or bracelet

Superduo and seed bead pendant necklaceSuperduo and seed bead bracelet

Click here for Superduo Pendant & Bracelets handout.

Link to recording of Superduo Zoom class.

Materials Needed for Triangle Pendant:
(1) 4mm. round bead or size 6 jump ring
42 Superduo Beads
28 size 8 seed beads
2 yards. size D Superlon thread or Power Pro or Fireline
clasp set
18” of chain
4 small, heavy jump rings (Susan’s #14)
Materials Needed for 2-row bracelet:
(1) 4mm. round bead or size 6 jump ring
60 Superduo Beads
60 size 8 seed beads
2 yards. size D Superlon thread or Power Pro or Fireline
clasp set
2 small, heavy jump rings (Susan’s #14)
Materials Needed for 4-row bracelet:
(1) 4mm. round bead or size 6 jump ring
120 Superduo Beads
80 size 8 seed beads
2 yards. size D Superlon thread or Power Pro or Fireline
clasp set
13 small, heavy jump rings (Susan’s #14)
1 larger jump ring (Susan’s #1)
Tools Needed:
Scissors
#10 beading needle
Fleece work mat
2 pairs of chain-nose pliers
Cutters for chain

Week 12, 5/12/22, Metalwork Project #446, Metal Cutouts or Blanks Necklace

Baroque Metal Cutouts Necklace  Metal Cutouts Necklace

 

Click here for Metal Cutouts Necklace Handout.

Link to recording of Metal Cutouts Necklace Zoom class.

 

Materials Needed:
24-gauge sheet metal and/or 6-12 metal blanks
(6-12) 4x6mm Oval jump rings (you can use round ones if oval rings are not available)
2 small, heavy jump rings to connect clasp (Susan’s #14)
About 14” of Chain (with links large enough to fit lobster clasp – optional)
Clasp set
Rubbing alcohol
Paper
Optional: head pin and small bead
Tools Needed:
Metal Shear
1.2mm or 1.5mm Metal hole punch
File
Steel bench block
Asst. hammers: ball peen, chasing, other
Fine Point Sharpie
Ruler
Wire flush cutter
Heavy duty wire flush cutter
2 pairs of Chain-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Doming block
Pencil

 

Week 13, 5/19/22, Knit & Crochet Project #208, Fishing Line Spool Knit Necklace Also: Try with Superlon TEX cord

Spool Knit Necklace on Fishing Line with beads
Link to Fishing Line Spool Knit Necklace handout.

 

 

Link to Zoom recording of Spool Knit Necklace class.

Materials Needed for 20” necklace:
15 yards of 15- or 20-pound monofilament fishing line or Illusion Cord
480 #6 seed beads: 120 each of 4 colors
12” of 24-gauge wire
Clasp set
2 cones or barrel ends
Tools Needed:
Clover Brand Wonder Knitter Spool knitter – Use the pink top with 3 knitting prongs.
Round nose pliers
Chain-nose pliers
Wire cutter
1 lb. Fishing weight
Bead Stopper clip

Week 14, 5/26/22, Craft Wire Project #448, U-Shape Chain Component Necklace w/handmade pendant & clasp

U-Shape Chain Component Necklace
Materials Needed:

16-gauge wire, 18-gauge wire, 20-gauge wire, 26-gauge wire, small beads

Tools Needed:
Wire flush cutters, Bailing pliers, Round-nose pliers, Fine tip Sharpie, Chain-nose pliers Nylon-jaw pliers, 1” mandrel, Steel bench block, chasing hammer, heavy duty flush cutters, nail file or emery board

Week 15, 6/2/22, Chain Maille Project #???, Mobius Chain Maille Shapes

Materials Needed:
Jump rings

Tools Needed:
2 pairs of chain-nose pliers

Week 16, 6/9/22, Bead Weaving Projects #185 & 291, Brick Stitch Beaded Hoop Earrings 

Brick Stitch Hoop Earrings  Brick Stitch Earrings
Materials Needed:
1 pair of earring hoops, about 1 ¼” or 30mm. diameter
62 #8 seed beads: 30 Color A, 32 Color B
32 #11 seed beads
16 small, top-drilled teardrops
2 yds. Size D Fireline or Superlon
AND/OR
Materials Needed
:
(2) 15mm. rubber O-rings
Size #8 seed beads: 40 Color A, 60 Color B, 80 Color C
100 Size #11 seed beads, all one color
10 ft. of Size D Fireline or Superlon
2 small, heavy jump rings (Susan’s size #14)
1 pr. Earring wires
Tools Needed:
Size 10 beading needle
Scissors
Fleece project mat
Chain-nose pliers

 

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