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Forged Scalloped Chain Bracelet

(registration instructions below)

Make this bracelet with a variation on the beginner level class – Forged Scalloped Chain!  You will learn to create a variation of the links and make bead segments that are the same length.  Then we will use a variation of the Cleopatra chain pattern to assemble them into this great pattern.  Finish it off with a coordinating toggle clasp.  Due to the size of the rings and the tight aspect ratio – I consider this an advanced chain pattern – please have a good amount of comfort with jump rings before taking this class.

Discipline:  Wire-working

Working with precious/semi-precious wire to form jewelry components.

Level:  Intermediate (**)

This version of the link poses a challenge with regard to spacial recognition.

Secondary Discipline:  Chain-maille

The use of jump rings in decorative patterns derived from ancient practices.

Level:  Advanced (***)

The aspect ratio is tight so it requires a variation of positioning to create the pattern.


Desert Jewel Studio, 26839 N 44th St, Cave Creek, AZ 85331. You will receive directions upon registering for class.


This class is not on the schedule at this time.  If you are interested in taking it, e-mail jen@jewelryclasseswithjen.com with your interest and availability.

How do I sign up?

Class will be $60/person. E-mail jen@jewelryclasseswithjen.com or call Jen at (480)635-2402 to register any time from noon to 10pm.

What will I need to bring to class?

Project Materials:

Kit (available for sale in class for $40 – $30 if you provide your own 16ga and 18ga round wire)

  • 19″ length of 16ga wire (allow extra for flush cutting)
  • 7.5″ length of 18ga wire (allow extra for flush cutting)
  • (26) 16ga 4/32″ID jump rings
  • (12) 16ga 5/32″ID jump rings
  • (6) 16ga 8/32″ID jump rings
  • (5) 6mm round beads that fit on 18ga wire
  • (10) 5mm SS rondelle beads
  • 1″ toggle bar

Tools:  (inquire about renting tools if you are not equipped)

  • Jewelry grade file(s) – (needle files are fine for this)
  • Flush cutter
  • Sharpie marker (ultra fine point)
  • Ruler
  • Chain-nose jewelry pliers
  • Flat-nose jewelry pliers
  • Step pliers (Beadsmith # PL48)
  • Wrap n’ Tap pliers (Wire Loopers – Beadsmith # PL46 or Eurotool Equivalent)
  • Bail-making pliers (Beadsmith #PL42 or equivalent)
  • Pin vise fitted with a 2 mm cup bur and a 1.7 mm cup bur
  • Bur life or other lubricant
  • Embossing Hammer or a ball pein with no sharp edges on the flat side
  • Steel block and silencing pad
  • Sanding sponges/Steel wool (#00)/Polishing pad (also available for sale in class)
  • Magnifying glasses – most people don’t think they need them until they are faced with seeing the detail of jewelry close-up.
  • Covered water or other refreshing beverage
  • Snacks are always welcome as well. 🙂

The majority of the above items are available locally at C&D SilverSJ Jewelry SupplyLonnie’s Jewelry Supply or other on-line jewelry supply sources. If you have any difficulty or questions about obtaining any of these items, please contact Jen to inquire about your options.