Tucson Bead Classes!

Posted on April 13 2020

Need a refresh on all the beading tips and tricks from the JJB Tucson Adventure? We've got video demos for all the projects we created, plus all five video tutorials for the Earring class!

Our first class is the earring class, where we created 5 different types of earrings:

Wooden Hoop Earrings

These earrings are a little sassy and a lot feminine. Wire wrapping the wooden hoops adds just the right amount of personal touch to these trendy earrings

Materials : (double for two earrings)
12 inch 22 gauge wire
2 5 inch pieces of 22 gauge wire
1 6mm Jump ring
Chain Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Bent Chain Nose Pliers
Flush Cutter

Infinity Link Earrings

The versatile components work beautifully  as earrings but can also be used in a number of other ways in your jewelry designs.

Materials: (double to make two earrings)
2 3 inch pieces of 20 gauge wire
2 6mm jump rings
1 4mm jump ring
Small Bail Making Pliers
Large Bail Making Pliers
Flush Cutter
Chain Nose Pliers
Bent Chain Nose Pliers

Briolette Earrings

Once you learn this wire wrapping skill you can apply it to your own jewelry making designs where you want to use top drilled beads and briolettes.

Materials : (double to make 2 earrings)
2 5 inch pieces of 22 gauge wire
Chain Nose Pliers
Bent Chain Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Flush Cutter

Fancy Wrapped Rondelle Earrings

This easy and fun wire wrapping technique will add a touch of glamour to any of your jewelry making designs.

Materials : (double to make two earrings)
10 inch piece of 22 gauge wire
2 5 inch pieces of 22 gauge wire
Chain Nose Pliers
Bent Chain Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Flush Cutter

Teardrop Earrings

Handmade wire components will help take your jewelry designs to the next level. Learn how to easily create and work harden wire shapes using the Artistic Wire Mandrel tool, steel block and nylon hammer.

Materials : (double to make 2 earrings)
5 inch piece of 18 gauge wire
Chain Nose Pliers
Small Bail Making Pliers
Nylon Hammer
Steel Block
Flush Cutter
Artistic Wire Mandrel

 

Beads of Courage Adjustable Bangle Bracelet :

Follow along as we create a beautiful adjustable bangle bracelet using Jesse James Beads Mini Mixes and Beads of Courage Carry-a-Beads. This bracelet is a unique and fun way to wear your Beads of Courage Carry-a-Bead and show your support for such a wonderful foundation. Learn how to wrap your bracelet in beautiful Fairy Silk to give the design a soft touch and add beads from your Jesse James Beads Mini Mix to add a bit of sparkle to such a personal design.

Materials:
14 inches 14 gauge wire
Fairy Silk
3 6mm jump rings
36 inches of 22 gauge wire
2 4 inch pieces of 22 gauge wire
Adjustable Bangle Bracelet Jig
Flush Cutter
Chain Nose Pliers
Bent Chain Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Nylon Jaw Pliers

 All Heart Tucson Pendant



Follow along as we create this beautiful woven wire pendant using Jesse James Beads All Heart, Tucson bead mix. Learn step-by-step easy wire weaving and wire shaping. We take this gorgeous pendant to the next level by adding chain and beaded dangles. This unique design will have everyone you meet asking, "How did you do that?" This easy to follow wire weaving tutorial will be your little secret! 

Materials :
2 6 inch pieces of 18 gauge wire
5 inch piece of 26 gauge wire
45 inches of 26 gauge wire
5 ball end head pins
4 3 inch pieces of 22 gauge wire
12 4mm jump rings
3 6mm jump rings
12 inches of bitty chain - cut into 6 sections of various lengths
18 inches of bitty chain
Small Bail Making Pliers
Flush Cutter 
Artistic Wire Mandrel
Round Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Bent Chain Nose Pliers
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Steel Block
Nylon Hammer 

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