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Streamer Necklace:

A Jewelry Design 1 Project

(registration instructions below)

Learn how to utilize diameter curves and teardrop rollback loops with strips of sheet as opposed to just wire!  This class will show you how your measuring charts can translate to forming a flat object and introduce the various plains (or front and back) you need to consider when incorporating textures.  You can stick with copper for a low cost, hands-on practical application project, or go for a show-stopper and order a silver kit.  Perhaps make the copper first and then re-enforce the skills with a silver kit once you have a better command of the project. It is not required that you take Jewelry Design 1 before this class because I will provide standard measurements for you to follow along, however once you do take the JD1 class and you create your own measuring reference you will be able to chart variations for yourself with ease.

Discipline:  Forming

The manipulation of sheet and/or wire to form a desired shape.

Level:  Beginner (*)

Forming the streamer links to swing freely is the hardest part.  As long as you hammer evenly, it should work out great.  There’s a couple of tricks to maintain the hammered texture on opposing loops, but armed with my instruction you will create an amazing focal piece!

 Where?

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

When?

Monday, June 4, 2018 from 2-5pm

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?

Copper focal kit ($5) available for sale in class – silver focal kit upon ordering ($40).

  • (2) 3/16″, (2) 1/4″, and (1) 5/16″ strips – approx 4″ in length of 20 ga sheet  and a 2.5″ length of 12ga wire to make a streamer focal
  • chain to transform the focal into a necklace

Tools:

  • Flush cutter (heavy)
  • File(s) (Swiss made #4 cut half round file recommended)
  • Ruler
  • Wrap n’ tap pliers (Beadsmith # PL46 or Eurotool equivalent – 13mm,16mm,20mm steps)
  • Step pliers (Beadsmith # PL48)
  • Bail-making pliers (optional) (Beadsmith #PL42)
  • Embossing hammer (or other texturing hammer)
  • steel block and silencing pad
  • Chain-nose pliers
  • Flat pliers
  • Sharpie marker (ultra fine tip)
  • Metal shears
  • 3M Sanding sponges – Fine, superfine, ultrafine, and microfine
  • Slurry coated polishing cloths in grits from 360 to 4000
  • 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.