My cooperating teacher is doing a lesson with third graders about Native American jewelry. They take strips of tag board large enough to go around their wrist, and then cut out shapes from another strip of tag board, creating a pattern by gluing them down on the first strip. They can layer shapes to create more relief. Then they will wrap the bracelets with tin foil and rub on India ink to create an "antiqued" look. The students can choose one gemstone (some resemble turquoise) to put on thier bracelet. Then they are wrapped around and glued. I'd go into more detail but my computer is being slow to process right now....hope this helps.
From: Rick [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wed 11/19/2003 6:37 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: help-need Jewelry ideas for elementary
We are doing this now in my 2nd grades. Using magazine triangles and string.
There are some good paper beads sites out there. The Plains indians made
beads called Hieshe ( hee-shee). They were long and tubular. They would make
them from bone, shells, et c.
Susan Holland wrote:
> I know this is a bit of a chestnut, but I like the paper beads you make by