Our second Girl Scout event of the weekend was a Jewelry class at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. They offer a few Girl Scout programs and this is the second one we have done. (We did a drawing class back in November)
Purpose: When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know how to make different kinds of jewelry.
1. Get to know the tools of the trade:
* Visit a jewelry store or jewelry artist.
* Visit a museum with an exhibit on jewelry.
* Invite a jewelry maker to talk to your group.
2. Make jewelry with metal:
* Make a chain-loop necklace or bracelet.
* Make a pendant with a photo or “caged” stone.
* Make earrings by twisting wire into a shape.
3. Turn everyday objects into jewelry.
* Make a bead bracelet.
* Make two necklaces with different kinds of cord.
* Make jewelry from nature.
4. Create jewelry inspired by another culture:
* Friendship ring from Ireland.
* American Indian animal jewelry.
* Name pendant from England.
5. Make a sparkling gift:
* Make jewelry for a friend.
* Make jewelry for the girls in your troop.
* Make jewelry for a relative.