Hoodoo Hex Bracelet and Dragog Earrings

Course Description

About this course

This virtual workshop teaches the Hoodoo Hex weave and the related Dragog weave, also known as Japanese Hoodoo, through the construction of a Hoodoo Hex bracelet and a pair of Dragog chain earrings in sterling silver.

Materials reflect enough supplies needed to make 1 pair of earrings and a bracelet approximately 8” in length. Students will also receive a color handout documenting each step of the process so that they can recreate these designs at home. For students who wish to explore the weaves further, additional information on widening the Hoodoo Hex weave, connecting the ends of the Hoodoo Hex weave to form rings, and sheeting the Dragog weave will be included in the handout and may be demonstrated if time permits.

It is assumed that all students who enroll are proficient weavers, know the difference between Through-the-Eye and Around-the-Eye connections, and understand gauge, inner/outer diameter, and aspect ratio.

Meet the Instructor

Karen Karon

Jewelry designer and author, Karen Karon, has been “connecting jump rings” since 2006. She teaches chain maille classes and workshops here at Metalwerx, at local venues, and also provides private chain maille instruction. In addition, Karen is a certified PMC (Precious Metal Clay) artisan. Karen has written articles for Art Jewelry, Bead Style and Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazines and is the author of two books on chain maille, Chain Maille Jewelry Workshop and Advanced Chain Maille Jewelry Workshop, both published by Interweave.  Her chain maille jewelry is available at Alchemy 9.2.5, a contemporary jewelry and fine craft gallery in Belmont, MA.  See Karen’s work on her website (karenkaron.com), or visit her on Facebook

Materials & Tools 

The following supplies will be used for course demonstrations and objectives. A suggested item and/or vendor has been provided below for reference. Click the vendor name (in red) to be redirected to a page where you can find the item. The quantities needed for each item are listed first. If ordering, please be aware that some items may come in larger quantities than needed for this class. We recommend not opening an item's packaging until the day of the workshop. Student participation during or in-between class sessions is strongly encouraged but not required - observers are welcome.

Bracelet materials (note instructor will be demoing in anodized aluminum):

  • 360 x 18g Sterling Jump Rings, 3.0mm id, 2.94ar (Urban Maille)
  • 1 x 2-strand sterling silver tube slide clasp (Rio Grande)

Earrings materials (note instructor will be demoing in anodized aluminum):

  • 48 x 20g Sterling Jump Rings, 2.375mm id, 2.93ar (Urban Maille)
  • 10 x 18g Sterling Jump Rings, 4.75mm id, 4.66ar (Urban Maille)
  • 2 x 4mm Seamless Sterling bead with 1.5mm hole (Artbeads)
  • 1 x pair of ear wires (Rio Grande)

Hand tools:

NOTE: If students prefer to work in aluminum during class, they can contact [email protected] for size recommendations.

Tuition

$225.00

Instructor

Karen Karon

Dates

November 16 -18, 2021

Time

10:00 AM -1:00 PM

Length

2 days

Level 
Intermediate and above

No Class Dates

November 17

Location 
Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
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