You will learn the basic techniques used for
creating components used in Necklaces, Bracelets, and Anklets.
We will begin with a demonstration on the proper way to hold and use hand
tools, and then get right into skills!
Goal: To GO HOME with a nice, new piece of
jewelry to show off!
Learn how to make:
Making Jump Rings
Standard Bracelet Closures and Clasps
1 Spool of Copper,
Artistic, or Craft wire for practice. You will make some mistakes.
Assorted Glass or Semi Precious Beads
with holes that your 22 Gage wire will fit through. TEST.
Holes are not standard.
10 small ( 2mm) spacer beads - glass or
8 feet of 22 Gage Copper, Silver, or
Gold Wire for a Bracelet or Anklet
6 inches of 18 Gage wire for Clasps
Tools: You can use tools you have at home for this practice class
if you wish, but please note that the surface of household tools is grooved,
and will leave scratches and bite marks on your wire. Tools made
especially for jewelry have a smooth inner surface so that your precious
metals do not get scratched or nicked.
Jewelry making tool are available at
Wire Cutters - Flush Cut
Round Nose Jewelry Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers.
Learn how to make a Charm Bracelet from
your very own unique Hand-crafted chain.
Learn how to make ear wires, and the
popular "Chandelier" Earrings.
Learn how to use a jig to get consistent