COURSE TITLE and REGISTRATION NUMBER: WIRE10:
JEWELRY FINDINGS AND CHAIN BRACELET

SKILL SET AREA: wire wrapping and wire working
PREREQUISITES: Orientation to Beads & Jewelry Findings
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Learn to make useful shapes with wire that can be used as jewelry findings for earrings, necklaces and bracelets, or as connectors/links in chains
DESCRIPTION of MAJOR PROJECTS/TASKS: Make various jewelry findings
Make chain-link bracelet
DESCRIPTION of SKILLS/TECHNIQUES/CONCEPTS TO BE LEARNED: Learn to make:
- Shepard's hook earrings
- embellished ear wires
- hook and eye clasp
- jump rings
- decorative toggle clasp
- eye pin
- spiral hook clasp
- looped chain bracelet
CLASS TIME ESTIMATE: 3 hours
MIN/MAX # STUDENTS PER CLASS: 2-6 students
CLASS FEE and DEPOSIT: $35.00 instructional fee plus $15.00 kit fee
ADDITIONAL CLASS COSTS PER STUDENT: None
WRITTEN COURSE DESCRIPTION
At the beginning of this class, the typical student should be able to do/know the following: This is a beginner level class
At the end of this class, the typical student should be able to achieve/accomplish/learn the following: make various jewelry findings
make various connectors/links for chains
Written Instructions Provided YES
Finished Sample(s) Provided YES
Supply List

Supplies are provided as a part of a kit, and include:

16 gauge or 18 gage round wire (clasps and toggles)
20 ga or 21 ga round wire (ear wires, eye pins, jump rings)

 

Tools are provided for use in class, and include:

flat nose pliers
chain nose pleirs
round nose pliers
flush cutters
ruler
ultra fine sharpie
polishing cloth or steel wool #0000
steel block
chasing hammer
rawhide mallet or plastic mallet
step pliers

List of Required and Recommended Reading Provided All Wired Up (Mark Lareau)
Great Wire Jewelry (Irene Peterson)
Making Bead & Wire Jewelry (Dawn Cusick)
INSTRUCTOR(S): Donna Zimmer
HOW OFTEN COURSE OFFERED: every two or three months