Friday, May 20, 2011

Jewelry Recycling Workshop

My small but successful recycling jewelry project was great fun. Working only with non jewelers or metalsmiths, I mostly tried to show how to first completely deconstruct a piece of jewelry, and how to make the most of its parts. The students learned some simple wire wrapping techniques and looked at how things are put together. The Radical Jewelry Makeover team has really been an inspiration to me. I showed the RJM DVD to the students and really tried pushing the idea of using what was at hand and NOT going out to the craft store and buying new STUFF!

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