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04/27 Bails: Transitions in Function and Design

04/27 Bails: Transitions in Function and Design

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Saturday, April 27, 2024 
10:00 am - 1:00 pm PST 

Instructor: Jennifer Stenhouse


There is more to a bail than just a jump ring. We will explore the form and function of the bail, and the opportunity for creating a flawless transition between pendant and chain. Using examples from the history of jewelry through contemporary solutions, Jennifer will work with you to find the best design form of unity between the two parts. We will begin with the design and search for the best method of connecting the two parts in a way that provides a secure and beautiful component. We will discuss several options starting with simple solutions to more elaborate focal points of the design. 

All classes include the video recording, which you will have access to for 30 days after the class. Zoom link and instructions for joining the call will be emailed 1 day (24 hours) prior to class.

The class supply list is below and contains links to buy the supplies you need.


Supply List for Students

The links below will take you to RioGrande.com or other suppliers. This site may contain Amazon and other affiliate links. If you purchase something through the link, at no cost to you, we may receive a small commission on qualifying purchases.

Recommended Materials:

A small variety of wire gauges, sheet metal and tubing profiles afford you a broader range of experience and design possibilities. You don't need a lot of material to work with. A foot or two of different wire, tubing and a few crimp beads make this easy! We will also be discussing a number of adhesives that will help connect your objects.
Listed below are options that I will be discussing and demonstrating. It is not necessary to purchase all of them to be able to work on your jewelry.

Metal options:

Recommended Tools:

Supplies from the hardware or craft store:

  • paper and pencils
  • Safety glasses
  • Set of small drill bits
  • Pack of craft needles
  • Large craft needles or tapestry needle
  • Little paint brush for flux
  • Emery paper
  • Wet/dry emery paper, 200/400/600
  • Fine sharpie

 

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