Winter, 2023 Emeritus Jewelry Class

Class Title: ART E80, Section 9516
Class Time: Thursdays, 11:30am-1:45pm

Click here for downloadable semester project list.

Week 1, 1/5/23, Bead Weaving Project #140, St. Petersburg Chain
St. Petersburg Chain Necklace

Materials Needed for 19” Necklace with clasp
Size 6 seed beads: 250 main color, 130 edge color
8 yds. size D – Fireline or Superlon beading thread
(This is enough thread to work with it doubled.)
1 contrasting color stop bead
Clasp set
12” 24-gauge craft wire
Materials Needed for 24” Necklace without clasp
Size 6 seed beads: 288 main color, 168 edge color
12 yds. size D - Fireline, Superlon beading thread
(This is enough thread to work with it doubled.)
1 contrasting color stop bead
(To calculate any other length: 12 main color beads, 7 edge beads, and 9” thread per inch)
NOTE: If Using Size 8 seed beads: 16 main color beads, 8 edge beads, and 12” thread per inch)
Tools Needed

Scissors
Chain-Nose pliers
Round-Nose pliers
Wire side-cutters
#10 Beading Needle

Click here to download St. Petersburg Chain handout

Click here for link to recording of 1/5/23 Zoom class, Part 1.

Click here for link to recording of 1/5/23 Zoom class, Part 2.

Week 2, 1/12/23, Craft Wire Projects #15, 18, 19 or #50 or #250, Basic Earrings, Herringbone Earrings, Spiral Earrings
Basic Earrings   Herringbone Earrings   Spiral Earrings   

Click here to download Basic Earrings handout #1 (#15).

Click here to download Basic Earrings handout #2 (#18 & 19).

Click here to download Herringbone Earrings handout (#250).

Click here to download Spiral Earrings handout (#50).

Link to Zoom recording of 1/12/23 Jewelry class.

Materials Needed

(2) 8-14mm round beads
20-gauge wire
22-gauge wire
26-gauge wire
24-gauge wire
1 pair earring wires
2 head pins
Smaller beads for dangles
2 Teardrop top-drilled beads
Tools Needed
Chain-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Wire flush cutters
Ruler
Nylon-jaw pliers
Ruler

Week 3, 1/19/23, NCW Project #459, Triple Strand Necklace with Multi-Strand Findings and Pendant

Triple Strand Necklace with Multi-Strand Findings and Pendant

108” of .015” nylon-covered wire
39” of .018” nylon-covered wire
4 triple-strand findings
51” of beads
Pendant
(16) 2mmx2mm crimp beads
(16) 4mm. crimp covers (optional)
6” of thin French wire or 16 wire guardians (optional)
Tools Needed
Wire flush cutter
Ruler
Medium crimping pliers
Chain-nose pliers
4 Bead Stopper Clips
Bead Design Board

Week 4, 1/26/23, Macrame Project #443, Half Hitch Chevron Bracelet
Materials Needed

½” – 1” Button with shank
Waxed polyester cord or TEX 400 Superlon cord
3 or 4 strands of 1mm. cotton cord, each 8ft. long, using 1 or more colors
Tape
Tools Needed
Scissors
Ruler
Clipboard or Macrame Board
T-pins

Link to recording of 1/26/23 Zoom class.

Week 5, 2/2/23, Chain Project #458, Chain with Stretch Magic Woven Through, with Charms or Bead Dangles

Stretchy Chain Bracelet with Charms
Materials Needed:

(210) 18-gauge, 8mm outer diameter jump rings (Susan’s #2)
     NOTE: You can use smaller rings for a thinner bracelet, but you’ll need more
Medium Cable Chain (optional)
24” of 1mm. Stretch Magic
Head pins & beads
OR Charms and small, heavy jump rings (Susan’s #14)
G-S Hypo Cement
Tools Needed:
2 pairs of chain-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Wire flush cutters
Fleece project mat
Scissors
Bead Stopper Clip

Week 6, 2/9/23, Memory Wire Project #63, Memory-Wire Ring

Seed Bead Memory Wire Ring

Click to download Memory Wire Ring handout.

Materials Needed
3 ½ coils ring-size Memory Wire
About 200 Size 11 seed beads for the base
Note: You can also use Size 8 seed beads. The smaller beads make a more delicate ring.
About 50 assorted other small beads to make dangles. (Ex: 4mm. round or faceted beads, 4mm. bicones, small stone chips, small freshwater pearls, seed beads.)
12-20 head pins, and/or 1 yd. 24-to 26-gauge wire
Tools Needed
Memory Wire Cutter
(Using any other kind of cutter will ruin the cutter!!)
Chain-nose pliers
Ridged pliers
Round-nose pliers

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