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Spring, 2024, Emeritus Advanced Jewelry Class

 Class Title: ART E80, Section 9731
Class Time: Thursdays, 11:30am-1:45pm

Class Zoom link will be sent after you register.

Click here for downloadable semester project list.

Week 1, 2/15/24, Bead Weaving Project #322, Flat Spiral Rope Technique

Materials Needed for a 7 ¼” Bracelet
(26) 6mm. round beads
425 size 10 or 11 seed beads
68 Size 8 seed beads
1 small, contrasting color stop bead
3 yards of Size D Superlon, Fireline, PowerPro or Nymo, thread to match the 6mm. beads
1 Toggle Clasp set
G-S Hypo Cement
Tools Needed
Size 10 beading needle
Soft project mat
Wire flush cutters or sharp scissors
Chain nose pliers

Week 2, 2/22/24, NO CLASS/Susan Absent

Week 3, 2/29/24, Craft Wire Project #282, Square & Half-Round Wire-Wrapped Pendant


Materials Needed
40” of 21-gauge, dead-soft square wire
5” more of 21-gauge, dead-soft or half-hard square wire
10” of 21-gauge, dead-soft or half-hard, half-round wire
12” of 1-inch-wide 3-M masking tape for concrete #2060
A large, fairly flat, oval stone, approx. 35-40mm. high & 25-30mm. wide
Tools Needed
Wire flush cutters
Flat-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Chain-nose pliers
Nylon-jaw pliers
6 or 7mm. bailing pliers
3mm/5mm bailing pliers
Soft cloth, such as a fleece work mat or silver-polishing cloth
Fine-tip Sharpie
Pointy, thin, sharp knife
Size B crochet hook
Magnifying clip-on glasses (optional)

Week 4, 3/7/24, Cord Project #214, Kumihimo Pendant Necklace with Metal Findings

Materials Needed for 18” to 24” necklace
12 yards of soutache cord
1 yard Superlon or Nymo, Size D or heavy sewing thread, to match cord
2 cord ends with loops (43-300)
Hanging bead-type bail with loop
2 small heavy, jump rings or split rings
Clasp set
Glue suitable for non-porous surfaces, such as Super Glue or Instant Krazy Glue
Tools Needed
Kumihimo disc
Large safety pin, preferably coil-less
1 oz. fishing weight
8 flexible bobbins (optional)
2 chain-nose pliers (if using jump rings)
Split-ring pliers (if using split rings)

Week 5, 3/14/24, Craft Wire Project #478, Wig Jig Earrings

Wig Jig Handout coming soon!

Materials Needed
Earrings wires
20-gauge wire
22-gauge wire
24-gauge wire
Head pins
Tools Needed
Chain-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Wire flush cutters
Wig Jig Set

Week 6, 3/21/24, NO CLASS, Susan Absent

Week 7, 3/28/24, Macrame Project #466, Eagle claw macrame pendant


Eagle Claw Handout coming soon!

Materials Needed
12mm round bead with hole large enough to fit cord
10 yards of .7mm Waxed polyester cord
Tools Needed
Macrame board or Clipboard

Week 8, 4/4/24, NCW #482, Graphed Seed Bead Necklace with Head Pins on Nylon Covered Wire

This is a brand-new project. Photo & handout coming soon!

Materials Needed for 17”-19” Necklace
30” of .018” nylon-covered wire (aka beading wire or bead stringing wire)
(35-41) 2” head pins
About 300 size 6 Seed beads, multiple colors
(2) 2mmx2mm crimp tubes
2” of chain w/links lg. enough to fit lobster clasp
Lobster clasp
Optional: 2 crimp covers & 2 wire guardians
Graph paper
Colored pencils or markers
Tools Needed
Wire flush cutters
Chain-nose pliers
Round nose pliers
Medium Crimping Pliers
Bead Stopper Clip


Week 9, 4/18/24, Craft Wire Project #480, Woven Wire Ring

This is a brand-new project. Photo & handout coming soon!

Materials Needed
20 Gauge Wire
28 Gauge Wire
6 mm. round bead, faceted if possible
Tools Needed
Chain Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Wire Flush Cutter
Ring Mandrel

Week 10, 4/25/24, Bead Weaving Project #361,  Endless Loom Stretchy Bracelet

Click here for Endless Loom Stretchy Bracelet Handout.

Materials Needed for 1” wide bracelet
Approx. 400 Size 6 seed beads, in as many colors as you choose
8 Beadsmith Endless Loom elastic bands
9 yards of Superlon thread, size D
G-S Hypo Cement
Graph paper
Colored markers or pencils
Tools Needed
Endless Loom & accessories
(2) #10 Beading needles
Chain-nose pliers
Wire flush cutters
Project Mat

Week 11, 5/2/24, Metalwork Project: Small, hammered squares Necklace, details to be decided

This is a brand-new project. Photo & handout coming soon!


Week 12, 5/9/24, Bead Weaving Project #484, Superduo Zig-Zag Bracelet

This is a brand-new project. Photo & handout coming soon!

Materials Needed
Size D beading thread
Clasp set
2 jump rings
Size 11 seed beads
Tools Needed
#10 beading needle

Week 13, 5/16/24, Charm necklace, style to be decided

This is a brand-new project. Photo & handout coming soon!


Week 14, 5/23/24, Craft Wire Project #219, Viking Knit Beaded Bangle Bracelet

Click here for Viking Knit Bracelet Handout.
Materials Needed

4 yards of 24-gauge wire for Viking knit
20” of 18-gauge wire for bangle
12” of 16-gauge wire for clasp
12” of 20-gauge wire, any color
1 Head pin
1 Small bead for dangle
The following items with holes large enough to fit on 18-gauge wire:
-2 cones large enough to fit 5/16” ends of Viking Knit
-Bead caps
-Asst. Large & small beads: stone, metal, glass, etc.
-Decorative Metal spacers
Tools Needed
2 pairs of Chain-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Wire side cutter
½” Lazee Daizee Viking Knit tool
Viking Knit drawplate
7mm. & 9mm. mandrels or 7mm./9mm. bailing pliers
Steel bench block
Chasing hammer

Week 15, 5/30/24, Chain Maille Project #481, Dragonscale Chain Maille Bracelet

This is a brand-new project. Photo & handout coming soon!

Materials Needed
2 sizes of jump rings to be announced later
2- or 3-strand slide lock clasp
Tools Needed
2 pairs of chain nose pliers

Week 16, 6/6/24, Cord Project #483, Needle Lace Tatted Earrings

This is a brand-new project. Photo & handout coming soon!

Materials Needed
#10 mercerized cotton crochet cord (aka pearl cotton)
2 jump rings
1 pair earring wires
Stiffy fabric stiffener or 50% Elmer’s glue/50% water
Tools Needed
Size 5 Tatting needle
2 pairs of chain-nose pliers
Paint brush


©2024 Susan Ryza       2/14/24

                                                        (Happy Valentine's Day!)