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Summer, 2024, Emeritus Jewelry Class

 Class Title: ART E80, Section 9518
Class Time: Thursdays, 11:30am-1:45pm

Class Zoom link will be sent after you register.

Coming Soon:

Click here for downloadable semester project list.


Week 1, 6/20/24, Bead Weaving project #331, Bead Vine Bracelet (or Necklace)

Materials Needed
About (20) 8mm. round (or bicone) beads
About 120 Size 8 seed beads
4 yds. Size D thread: Superlon, Fireline or Power Pro
Clasp set
G-S Hypo Cement
Beeswax (optional)
(2) #1 or #2 jump rings
Tools Needed
Sharp scissors or wire flush cutter
Chain-nose pliers
#10 beading needle

Week 2, 6/27/24, Craft Wire Project #173, Button & Bead Large Loop Wire-Wrapped Bracelet or Necklace AND Chain Project #284. Chain and Bead Necklace with Large-Loop Wire Wrapping

Click here to download Button & Bead Bracelet handout.

Click here to download Large Loop Chain & Bead Necklace handout.

Link to Zoom recording of 6/27/24 Jewelry class.

Materials Needed for 18” necklace
9-12 aprox. 8mm beads
1 small bead
About 6 ft. of 20- gauge wire
12-15 inches of chain
2” of chain with large enough links to fit the lobster clasp
1 Headpin
1 Lobster clasp
2 small, heavy jump rings
Materials Needed (for bracelet)
6 -8mm. beads
5 ft. of 20 or 22-gauge wire
Lobster clasp
5 -½ inch buttons with 2 or 4 holes
Tools Needed
2 Chain-nose pliers
Wire flush cutters
Round-nose pliers
Heavy cutters for chain
7mm. mandrel (such as size 11 knitting needle or large bailing pliers)
5mm. mandrel or 3mm/5mm bailing pliers

Week 3, 7/4/24, NO CLASS, Independence Day


Week 4, 7/11/24, Chain Maille Project #374, Japanese Flower Chain Maille Necklace AND Chain Maille Project #91, Japanese Flower Chain Maille Earrings & Bracelet


Click here to download Japanese Flower Chain Maille Necklace handout.

Click here to download Japanese Flower Chain Maille Bracelet & Earrings handout.

Link to Zoom recording of 7/11/24 Jewelry Class.

Materials Needed for 1 flower
14 large jump rings
26 small jump rings
Approximate jump ring sizes:
Large – 16 or 18 gauge with 5 or 6 mm. inside diameter
Small – 18 or 20 gauge with 3 or 4 mm. inside diameter
Needed for 18” Necklace
7 flowers
1 toggle clasp
+66 extra large rings for necklace chain & center flower (total 164 large rings)
+90 extra small rings for connectors (total 272 small rings)
Needed for Earrings
2 flowers
Pair of earring wires
Small beads for hanging (top-drilled or regular) (Optional)
1 yd. 26-gauge wire, if decorating with top-drilled beads (optional), 6 head pins if using regular beads
Needed for Bracelet
5 or 6 flowers
Toggle clasp
PLUS 2-8 EXTRA RINGS for connectors
Tools Needed
2 pairs of smooth-jawed pliers: chain-nose, flat-nose or bent-nose, fleece work mat, round-nose pliers, wire flush cutters

Week 5, 7/18/24, Craft Wire Project #188, Wooden Ring Clamp Woven Wire Earrings

Click here to download Wooden Ring Clamp Earrings handout.

Link to Zoom recording of 7/18/24 Jewelry class.

Materials Needed
30” of 20-gauge wire
3 yds. of 26-gauge wire
Pair of earring wires
10 head pins
10 small beads, about 4mm.
Small piece of tape
Tools Needed
Nylon-jaw pliers
Chain-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Wire flush cutters
Wooden ring clamp

Week 6, 7/25/24,  Macrame Project #273, Double Shambala Bracelet with Sliding Macrame Closure

Materials Needed:
10 feet of cord: Superlon Tex 400 or Waxed Polyester Brazilian cord
(35) 6mm round beads with holes large enough to fit on cord plus 4 on each side
(2) 4mm. or 6mm beads with holes large enough to fit on 2 strands of cord
Nail polish (optional)
Glue (optional)
Tools Needed:
Macrame board or Clipboard
Clear tape
Cigarette lighter
2 Bead Stopper Clips


©2024 Susan Ryza       7/20/24