Annniversary Pendant

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Majestic Pendant

Level
Intermediate
Session
1, 3 hour sessions, on-line
Description
A modern interpretation of the anniversary ring, this pendant can be used to commemorate birthdays, anniversaries or Mother’s Day. This class will also focus on finishing for a well polished shine. Class is conducted via Zoom, recordings are available. Classes are conducted via Zoom, recordings are available. To participate register at The Urban Beader.

Tools

Tools required to complete project.
  • Bench Block

    Steel or Anodized aluminum - Used as a hammering surface for metal stamping or working with metal.
  • Bench Pin

    There are a variety of bench pins available on the market, any will do. However, you will need to bring a 4” or larger C-clamp. As the C-clamp provided with a bench pin does not fit most tables at the shows. (Note that if you are attending Bead and Button or Beadfest shows, C-clamps will be provided.)
  • Chasing Hammer

    Used for chasing/moving metal. In my classes chasing hammers are used to create hammer marks on metal and riveting. Instructor will provide for every class needed.
  • Cut Lube

    Used to lubricate saw blades and drill bits for ease of cutting.
  • Tool Disc Cutter

    Disc Cutter

    Used to punch discs out of metals. One set will be provided to share in every class.
  • Divider

    Used to score metal to create lines for cutting. May also be used to aid in measuring for consistency. A compass will NOT work, I already tried.
  • Fine Tweezers

    Used for moving small parts. Classes requiring fine tweezers will not work with fire tweezers. These are a cheap investment. Please be bring some. Optional for most classes.
  • Tool Flex Shaft

    Flex shaft

    Rotary tool used for polishing, drilling, finishing, etc. Flex shafts are available for purchase new and gently used at the class. Pleased contact the instructor if are interested in purchasing one at the class as quantities are limited. 
  • Hand Tools

    Basic hand tools – Any quality is appropriate for my classes. These do not need to be high end or expense.

    • Round nose - Typically it is preferred that the round nose be a fine tip. Especially for classes with detailed wire work.
    • Chain/needle nose – Tapered jaws for general metal and wire work. Non-serrated are requested for all of my classes. Typically requested for classes to be used for opening and closing jump rings; in which case, 2 pairs are requested or a combination of chain nose and flat nose is suitable.
    • Flat nose – Similar to chain nose but the jaws are not tapered. Non-serrated are requested for all of my classes.
       
  • Honeycomb Soldering Board

     – An optional item for all classes. A honeycomb soldering board with pins is great to help hold pieces in place. 

  • Jeweler’s Saw

    Used for cutting sheet metal and metal tubes. Instructor will provide for every class needed.
  • Tool Magnifier or Optivisor

    Magnifier or Optivisor

    – For almost all classes this is listed as an “As Needed” tool. If you have sight challenges it is recommended that you are properly prepared. For advance stone setting classes this is required! If you decide to use reading glasses consider better than 2.5x.


  • Muslin buffing wheels

    Used with a flex shaft or Dremel to polish metal.
  • Needle File Set

    Used for filing smaller pieces of metal and tight places. When required, either diamond coated or fine tooth is preferred. Some students may prefer to use smaller files as opposed to the student files for their projects.
  • Nylon nose pliers

    Flat nose pliers with PVC grips o the heads. Mostly used for straightening wire. In my classes they are used to prevent marring when bending metal. Only required for some classes, but this is mostly an optional item.
  • Tool Ott Light or Task Lamp

    Ott Light or Task Lamp

    This is optional item that is listed for every class. It is up to you to determine whether or not you will need to have one depending on your vision.
  • Rawhide/Leather Mallet

    Shape and flatten metal without marring it. #2 mallet is a standard size. Instructor will provide for every class needed. A yellow nylon mallet may be used in its place, however a rubber one may not.
  • Tool Round File

    Round File

    Used to file curved areas. Round files are gradually tapered, cut and workable to the point. Used where it is necessary to enlarge a hole or round off a radius.
  • Metal Ruler

    6" metal ruler is preferred unless otherwise noted. A larger one will also work, however, it may be a little cumbersome.
  • Tool Setting Burnisher

    Setting Bunisher

    Concaved punches used to set stones.

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