Graduated Teardrop Pendant

A Measuring Charts Made Easy Project: Stage 1 & 2

Forming – Assembly

Make this great pendant with graduated sizes of teardrop links!  The teardrop links are a component that culminates from the elements in the Measuring Charts Made Easy (Stages 1&2) curriculum, however, I will provide the measuring charts along with the instructions to create these three particular sizes, so if you haven’t taken the Measuring Charts Classes yet, you can still create this project.  If you have already taken MCME Stages 1 & 2,  you can add these components to your reference library.  Once you create the links, you will learn how to interweave them as you assemble the trio with graduated size jump rings.  This method of assembly presents a challenging angle to access the rings, so you will want to have some comfort with the technique of opening and closing jump rings before attempting this project.  This design also works great as earrings, simply make 2 and exchange out the bail for ear wires!
 

 Where?

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

When?

Sunday, March 17, 2019 from 2 – approximately 5 or 6pm.

How do I sign up?

Class will be $50/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?

Kit available for sale in class ($10 for a pendant)

  • 12″ length of 16ga dead soft sterling silver wire
  • (1) 13mm bail
  • (1) 4/32″ ID 16ga sterling silver jump ring
  • (1) 6/32″ ID 16ga sterling silver jump ring
  • (1) 8/32″ ID 16ga sterling silver jump rings

MCME Reference: ( The instructions will include my measurements, but if you want to customize the patterns for your own tools…)

  • Measuring tool for teardrop rollback loop – 16ga/ stepped pliers – small step
  • Measuring tool for U Curves – 16ga/ Wrap n’ Tap pliers – all 3 steps
  • Measuring tool for spacers – 5/8″, 3/4″, and 7/8″

Tools:

  • Flush cutter – heavy duty
  • File(s) – needle files are fine for this project
  • Wrap n’ tap pliers (Beadsmith # PL46 or Eurotool equivalent – 13mm,16mm,20mm steps)
  • Stepped pliers (Beadsmith #PL48)
  • Chain-nose pliers
  • Flat pliers
  • Sharpie marker (ultra fine tip)
  • pin vise fitted with a twin cut cup bur for 16ga wire (1.7mm)
  • silicone lubricant
  • 3M sanding sponges/ slurry coated polishing cloths
  • 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.