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Jewelry Making

(Discover Art)

By Kerry Cordy

(You may use any higher level requirement as optional requirements.)

 

Penguin:  Do three requirements including the two starred and one optional.

_____ 1 *  Make a piece of jewelry using a beading technique.

_____ 2.*   Learn about different types of string used in jewelry making such as stretch cord, leather cord, fishing line, beading thread, string, yarn, and satin cord.  Make a piece of jewelry using cord or string of some type.

 

Otter: Do four requirements including the two starred and two optional.

_____ 1.*  Do Penguin requirements 1 & 2.

_____ 2. * Learn about different types of clasps and how they open and close. Make a piece of jewelry that requires a clasp.

 

Dolphin:  Do five requirements including the two starred and three optional.

_____ 1.*  Do Otter requirements 1 & 2.

_____ 2.*  Learn the history of jewelry and visit a historical jewelry exhibit or look at pictures in a book, or online with permission from a parent.  Learn about at least 3 famous pieces of jewelry.

 

Butterfly:  Do six requirements including the two starred and four optional.

_____ 1.*  Do Dolphin requirements 1 & 2.

_____ 2.*  Learn about the basic tools necessary for jewelry making.  These tools may differ depending on the jewelry technique you are interested in, but might include wire cutters, needle nose pliers, beading needles or beading looms, rubber jeweler hammer, etc.

 

Eagle:  Do seven requirements including the two starred and five optional.

_____ 1.*  Do Butterfly requirements 1 & 2.

_____ 2.*  Learn about the different gauges and types of wire.  What is each weight usually used for?  What tools do you need to work with wire?

 

Owls:  Do 9 requirements including the two starred.

_____ 1. *  Do Eagle requirements 1 & 2

_____ 2. *  Teach someone how to do a skill from this badge or teach some knowledge about this badge to someone.   You can teach kids, your spouse, seniors, anyone, just as long as you are sharing your new found knowledge.   If for some reason you cannot teach what you have learned to someone else, you may choose an additional 2 optional requirements instead.

 

 

Optional Requirements:

_____ 3.  Make a piece of jewelry using a beading technique.

_____ 4.  Visit a jewelry store and examine the different jewelry styles presented.

_____ 5.  Visit a craft store and examine the different jewelry supplies and tools for sale.

_____ 6.  Make a ring.

_____ 7.  Make a bracelet.

_____ 8.  Make an anklet.

_____ 9.  Make a pair of earrings.

_____ 10.  Make a piece of jewelry using a metal or wire technique.

_____ 11.  Make a piece of jewelry using semi-precious stones.

_____ 12.  Make a piece of jewelry using leather.

_____ 13.  Learn to identify at least 3 different types of chain such as trace, belcher, rope, anchor, herringbone, curb or bead.

_____ 14.  Participate in a service project that involves jewelry making such as making give away pins with an inspirational message or selling your creations to raise money for charity.

_____ 15.  Learn about different careers that involve jewelry making such as a jeweler, instructor, store owner, etc.

_____ 16.  Learn to make your own chain.

_____ 17.  Learn at least 3 wire twisting patterns used in jewelry.

_____ 18.  Learn to lengthen or shorten a piece of jewelry without damaging it.

_____ 19.  Learn to make a piece of jewelry by tying knots in string such as friendship bracelets.