Junior Rockhounds Jewelry Making, Beading, & Metalsmithing - Debbie Gates
We will focus on safety in the classroom and learn the appropriate use of various tools. Students will be introduced to techniques including piercing, sawing, hammering, texturing, doming, stamping, filing, patina, finishing and polishing metal. We will discuss the color wheel, balance, proportion and style. Taking some of the metal pieces we had made, we will design jewelry and decorative objects using various sizes, shapes and colors of beads. Students will be able to complete 9 items3 sets of jewelry a necklace, bracelet and earrings. Additional metal and beads can be purchased at market prices. Students will be given a booklet illustrating each technique and project.