Create Your Own Dazzling and Professional Beaded Charm Bracelet!
In this one-time jewelry making class, students will learn how to work with chain, charms, jewelry wire, and beautiful beads to create a durable and expressive charm bracelet, guided by a professional jeweler every step of the way.
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Working with chain and charms is a fun and rewarding way to create beautiful jewelry that tells a story about who you are! Students in this class will discover how easy it is to work with chain, jump rings, and professional jewelry pliers to create their first charm bracelet, combined with beautiful beads and bonus design tips to bring their art to life. Class discussion will include how to measure our wrists and materials, how to consider color usage in our designs, and how to consider the...
In this class, students will learn: • How to use professional style jewelry pliers to cut and manipulate chain links. • How to properly measure wrists and design our bracelets accordingly. • How to create beaded dangle accents for our bracelet. • How to properly open and close jump rings to securely connect our charms, bead, and clasp to our bracelet. • How to consider different colors and styles for creating pieces that make us say "wow!"
I have over 15 years of experience in jewelry creation, including designing and successfully selling my work through artisan festivals and e-commerce for over a decade. As an educator, I have been teaching students from elementary to high school through the world of jewelry making for over 7 years through homeschool classes, birthday parties, private instruction, and after-school enrichment courses across 8 elementary schools.
1 file available upon enrollmentView the following Amazon list for a comprehensive list of supplies! Purchase the supplies suggested directly from the list or use the list as a reference as needed: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2G8LUE3WT9BPY?ref_=wl_share OR, read below for a complete list of supplies to purchase: Required Materials for Class: 1. Chain Nose Pliers (thin nose, flat jaws) 2. Round Nose Pliers (thin nose, round jaws) 3. Wire Cutters* 4. Charms (at least 5, any kind!) 5. Beads (just a handful, medium sized; try pearls, small crystals, and other eye-catching beads!) 6. Unfinished chain with large links (links should be at least 4mm in size; must be big enough to fit more wire through the empty space) 7. Jump rings (open, 4mm or 6mm or a variety pack) 8. Head pins or eye pins of any length, OR, jewelry craft wire in 20, 22, or 24 gauge thickness 9. Clasp (recommend toggle, but any type of clasp works great!) 10. Ruler (12" or 30cm) OR soft measuring tape Helpful but not required: 11. A single piece of felt or other fabric to use as a beading mat when working to prevent your beads from rolling away. 12. Artistic jewelry wire in 20g, 22g, or 24g Estimated Material Costs & Where to Buy: • *Jewelry Plier Starter Kit (including basic pliers such as the Round Nose Pliers, Chain Nose Pliers, and Wire Cutters):~ $10 • Pack or spool of unfinished chain: ~$5 • Jump rings: ~$4/pack • Clasp: ~$4/pack • Headpins/eye pins: ~$4/pack • 20 gauge and 24 gauge wire: ~$5/spool (Note: "g", or "gauge", refers to the thickness of the wire; the higher the number, the thinner the wire.) • Materials are available at your local craft store such as Michaels or JoAnn Fabrics. Check your stores for coupons, such as saving a fixed percentage off your entire order!
1 hour 15 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Parental assistance may be needed for cutting wire and using jewelry pliers as requested by student.
April Elizabeth Lassing Leithner
Educator in jewelry making, mathematics, and ice skating
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
50 total reviews
81 completed classes
Hi there! My name is April and I love to teach jewelry making through beading, mathematics through creative hands-on projects, and the joy of ice skating! I have been working with young students and their families in my community for over 7 years,...