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Spring, 2024, Emeritus Beginner Jewelry Class

Class Title: ART E80, Section 9732
Class Time: Thursdays, 2pm-4:15pm
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Week 1, 2/15/24, Nylon-Covered Wire Project #3: Single-Strand, Nylon-Covered Wire Necklace w/Crimp Beads OR Face Mask Holder

Important Note: Due to a technical mistake I made, the 2/25/24 Beginner Jewelry class was not recorded. So I'm posting a recording of a class from last Fall, 2023, when I taught the same lesson. All future classes this semester will be recorded properly.
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.x2mm. crimp beads
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NCW Project #30: Eyeglass Holders or Face Mask Holder
Week 2, 2/22/24: NO CLASS/SUSAN ABSENT
Week 3, 2/29/24: 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!
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Stretch Magic Projects #1 & #367, Single-Strand Stretch Magic Bracelet with 4 Different Endings
Stretch Magic Bracelet
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

Week 4, 3/7/24, NCW Project #20, Single-Strand or Multi-Strand, Floating Design Nylon-Covered Wire Necklace with Crimp Beads

Click here for Floating Design Necklace handout.
Materials Needed
For Single-Strand Necklace:
1 yard of Nylon-Covered Wire/Beading Wire (.014” - .015” width)
About 10-12” of assorted beads, plus:
               About 4” of beads with holes large enough to fit 2 strands of wire
                About 24 tiny seed beads (size 10 or 11)
About 12 small or medium crimp beads (from 1mm.x1mm. to 2mm.x2mm.)
Clasp set
2 regular crimp beads (2mmx2mm)                                                        

For 3-Strand Necklace:
3 yards of Nylon-Covered Wire/Beading Wire (.014” - .015” width)
About 32” of assorted beads, plus:
               About 4” of beads with holes large enough to fit 6 strands of wire
               About 72 tiny seed beads (size 10 or 11)
About 36 small or medium crimp beads (from 1mm.x1mm. to 2mm.x2mm.)
2 regular crimp beads (2mmx2mm)   

Tools Needed
Medium/Standard crimping pliers
Chain-nose pliers
3 Bead Stopper Clips
Ruler

Week 5, 3/14/24, Craft Wire Projects #18 & 19: Wire Looping for Earrings, Necklaces and Bracelets on Head-pins & Wire

Week 6, 3/21/24, No Class: Susan Absent

Week 7, 3/28/24, Cord Project #9: Necklace Strung on Bead Cord, w/Bead Tips
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Cord Project #12: 18” Knotted Necklace on Bead Cord, w/Bead Tips
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Cord Project #13: Floating-Design Knotted Necklace on Bead Cord, w/Bead Tips
Floating Design Knotted Necklace     
Week 8, 4/4/24, Craft Wire Project #14: Wire-Wrapped Necklace or Bracelet
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Craft Wire Project #22: Necklace of beads & chain connected with Wire Loops or Wire-Wrapping
Bead Caps, Chain, Metal Rings, Beads, Necklace

4/11/24, NO CLASS/SPRING BREAK
Week 9, 4/18/24, Macrame Project #440, Delicate Square Knot Macrame Bracelet with beads

Click here for Delicate Square Knot Macrame Bracelet handout.
Materials Needed
4 yds. of Waxed Polyester Cord or Superlon Tex 210 or 400:
About (36) 4mm. beads with holes large enough to fit onto the cord OR Size 8 or size 6 seed beads
G-S Hypo Cement or cigarette lighter
Tape
Tools Needed
Ruler
Scissors
Clipboard
Chain-nose pliers (optional)
Cigarette lighter

Week 10, 4/25/24,  Chain Project #108, Chain Necklace w/Bead Dangles – single strand

Click here for Chain Necklace with Bead Dangles handout.
Materials Needed
18” or more of chain
Clasp set
2” of larger link chain to make adjustable length (optional)
Asst. beads
Head pins
2 small, heavy jump rings (Susan’s #14 rings for example)
20-gauge wire (optional)
24-gauge wire (optional)
26-gauge wire (optional)
Tools Needed
Chain-nose pliers
Round nose pliers
Wire flush cutters
Nylon jaw pliers

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Craft Wire Project #54: Wire Wrapping Top-Drilled Beads for Earrings

Top-drilled teardrops earrings

Week 11, 5/2/24,  Stretch Magic Project #107, Multi-Strand Stretch Magic Bracelet w/Large Beads at Intervals

Click here for Multi-Strand Stretch Magic Bracelet w/Large Beads at Intervals handout.
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
G-S Hypo Cement
Tools Needed
Scissors
Ruler
4 Bead Stopper Clips

Week 12, 5/9/24, Chain Maille Project #55: 3-in-3 Chain Maille Bracelet

 3-in-3 Chain Maille Bracelet

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Chain Maille Project #64, Byzantine Weave Chain Maille Bracelet
 Byzantine Chain Maille Bracelet
Materials Needed for Approx. 8” Bracelet:
Approx. 170, 18-gauge jump rings with 3.5mm. inner dimension (Susan’s #36 rings)
1 Toggle clasp set
Tools Needed:
2 pairs of smooth-jawed pliers (chain-nose, flat-nose or bent-nose)
Awl

Week 13, 5/16/24, Bead Weaving Project #371, Loom-Woven Seed Bead Bracelet or Choker with Braided/Macrame Slide Closure

Click here for Loom-Woven Seed Bead Bracelet w/Macrame Slide Closure handout.
Materials Needed
Superlon Tex 210 Cord, 15 ft. for a bracelet or 20 ft. for a choker
Superlon, size D thread for a bracelet, 4 yds. for a bracelet or 8 yds. for a choker
Size 8 seed beads, 250 for a bracelet, 350 for a choker
G-S Hypo Cement
Tools Needed
Bead Loom
Scissors
# 10 beading needle
Chain Nose pliers
Ruler
Bead Stopper Clip
Tape
Clipboard
Cigarette Lighter or thread burner

Week 14, 5/23/24, Cord Project #160,  Wrapped Cord Leather Bracelet with 2 different endings (wire clasp or button clasp)

 

Click here for Wrapped Cord Leather Bracelet handout.
Materials Needed for 7” bracelet
20” to 21” of 2mm. round leather cord
46” of #18 Superlon Nylon Cord
About 14 -8mm. beads, with holes large enough for the Superlon to fit through (.5mm or larger)
2 or 3 -2 to 4mm. beads with Superlon-size holes
3” 18-gauge craft wire OR ½” button with shank
G-S Hypo Cement
Tools Needed
Large paper clip
Scissors
Knotting tweezers
If making Wire Clasp:
               Round-nose pliers
               Chain nose pliers
               Wire side cutters
               Steel bench block or anvil
               Flat head chasing hammer

Week 15, 5/30/24, Nylon-Covered Wire Project #7, Multi-Level, 3-Strand Necklace

Click here for Multi-Level Nylon-Covered Wire Necklace handout.
Materials Needed
(4) 2x2mm crimp tubes
(90’).015” Nylon-covered wire (aka Beading wire), 3 strands, 30” each
Asst. beads
Tiny beads
4 Large-hole beads
Clasp set
Tools Needed
Wire flush cutters
Medium (Standard) Crimping Pliers
Bead Stopper Clips

Week 16, 6/6/24, Cord Project #138, Necklace: Alternating Double Strand, Knotted Necklace on Leather or Cotton Cord

Alternating Knotted Strands Necklace
Materials Needed:
3 yds. of  ½ mm., 1mm., or 2mm. cord
Beads with holes large enough to fit one strand of cord
¾” button (with shank or holes)
Optional pendant or bead dangle made with head pin
Tools Needed:
Scissors
Bead Stopper Clip
Bead Design Board
Knotting Tweezers (optional)

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