A few jewelry ideas I received from my art teacher friends on facebook.

  1. Make a brooch using cold connection (rivets). Make a design and cut it out (we did animals) then a background shape. This will teach you how to cut, file, sand, and polish. Then drill holes and use wire to make rivets. – Jennifer Huls Heidrick
  2. Incorporate unused costume jewelry and other household items such as discarded mechanical parts, glass, along with your metal clays? Students can ask the community to donate items that aren’t being used at home. – Patti Wright
  3. Make jewelry out of soda cans
  4. Wire wrapping
  5. Cold connections such as riveting and attaching elements with non-soldered jump rings are good choices. These would require saws, hammers, pliers, and steel block (all jewelry quality), but would not require torches. – John Gresons
  6. Precious metal clay ($$$)
  7. Copper etching with ferris chloride PCB etching solution found in Radio Shack. read about it on line. You draw the image, paint it with model car enamel paint, cover the back with paint submerge in the solution. When etched clean off all paint with green plastic scrub pads. – Donna Maske
  8. Cuttlebone casting with pewter
  9. Bologna Sandwich Casting
  10. Copper Enamel
  11. Making bracelets & rings out of old silverware
  12. Make something with a hole in it
  13. combine 2 different materials

The Art of Education and Abby Schucel has the following jewelry ideas:

  • Friendship Bracelets
  • Resin Jewelry
  • Paper Pendants
  • Clay Beads and Pendants
  • Glass Fusing