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RE: Jewelry


From: Freeland, Susan (FreelaS_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Oct 07 2002 - 09:50:47 PDT

Polymer clay and friendly plastic are great places to begin...even wire
sculpture stuff. A pasta machine really makes the polymer clay go a long way
and there are some molds from which they could start available in SAX and
local craft stores.
Friendly plastic is hard to find lately but I had a sixth grade class make
some fantastic jewelry with it, we also had a toaster oven in class...I used
the kiln vent/fan when I baked the stuff.

-----Original Message-----
From: Patricia Banas []
Sent: Monday, October 07, 2002 8:03 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: RE: Jewelry

Hi Gabarielle,
I am trying to do this somewhat myself.... Have you tried precious metal
clay or fusing glass beads?

-----Original Message-----
From: Gabrielle Bliss []
Sent: Friday, October 04, 2002 5:21 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Jewelry

Helo- I'm looking for some ideas here. I'm new to teaching High School
art. I think that my students would really enjoy jewelry elecive art
classes. The others in my department feel that we could only offer
jewelrymaking if we had real metalsmithing equiptment- torches, casting
equiptment etc. I'm thinking that I could offer a semester class using
beads, polymer clay, pliars, saws, low tech stuff and then hopefully
work up to more traditional metalsmithing equiptment. Does anyone on
the list have any experience with this? Any lessons, things that have
worked well or not? If it matters, we're one of those very urban High
Schools, trying to keep students here until graduation.Thanks in
advance for your help.Gabrielle