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1 { History of Jewelry Body Adornment & Wearable Art

2 Write down 2-3 reasons why we want to look at the past and the history of jewelry? Why do people wear jewelry? People associate jewelry with… History of Jewelry Making

3 Ancient cultures used easily available items found in nature to make jewelry. The use of decorative objects grew out of the need to identity individuals, to determine which social group a person belonged to, or their status within that group. History of Jewelry Making

4 In ancient Egypt, gold was favored in jewelry making, and was often used to create everything from necklaces to head ornaments. They were also some of the first to incorporate gemstones into their jewelry, mainly using turquoise and amethyst. History of Jewelry Making

5 The ancient Greeks however, preferred to use beads shaped in very natural forms, such as shells, flowers, and even beetles! By 300 BC, the Greeks incorporated semi- precious stones into their designs, including emeralds, amethysts, garnets, and pearls. History of Jewelry Making

6 In 1477, diamond jewelry became common when the actual tradition of giving a diamond engagement ring as a promise of marriage. This practice became a trend among royalty and the wealthy at that time. History of Jewelry Making

7 The meaning of jewelry took an interesting turn with the rise of costume jewelry in the 1920s and 1930s. It began to be promoted by influential fashion designers such as Coco Chanel History of Jewelry Making

8 By the 1930s, companies were mass producing high quality costume jewelry that was perfect for the Hollywood glamor fashions of the era. The appeal of costume jewelry grew and continued well into the 1950s. No longer costly, jewelry could be enjoyed purely for its value as an accessory to fashion. History of Jewelry Making

9 Individualism and free expression reign today as important concepts through which people feel comfortable conveying ideas. Body piercing and tattoos are mediums which allow individuals to convey these ideas in a physical manner. Society has accepted piercings and tattoos more in the past decade than in the previous. Body Adornments

10 How have the fundamental ideas behind jewelry changed since ancient times? What are some similarities between ancient history of jewelry and the way we view it today? Jewelry Today

11 { Jewelry Basic Metalsmithing & Other Jewelry Making Techniques

12 { Learn metalsmithing basics using a jeweler's saw, wire bending and metal shaping, basic riveting, and finishing to create a jewelry design in brass, copper, and silver. Introduction to Metals

13   Annealing   Soldering   Setting a stone   Finishing/Polishing   This list of techniques in jewelry-making and metalsmithing offers insight to you as a student. Be warned that jewelers use equipment such as torches, toxic flux, and polishing machines. Regardless of potential dangers, metalsmithing can be an extremely fun and rewarding hobby Metal Techniques

14  Wire Cutters  Pliers  Hammers  Anvil  Bench block  Vice  Mandrels  Sand paper Tools – Making Jewelry by Hand

15 Examples of Metal work Copper/brass/silver, Wire rings, Jump rings, & Etching

16 Examples of Mixed Media

17 Examples of Polymer Clay

18 Examples of Bead Stringing

19 Leather

20 Other Materials

21 { Jewelry Studio Safety Jewelry/Metals I & II

22  You are RESPONSIBLE for your safety  Tie your hair back if it is long  NO loose clothing (sleeves that dangle)  NO hanging jewelry (long necklaces)  If an injury occurs…  First aid in the classroom for minor cuts  Escorted to nurse for emergency YOU

23   Mindfulness means being aware of all that is around you, or paying attention to detail at all times. It’s when we let our minds wander that safety considerations tend to drop by the wayside. The best way to work safely is to simply pay attention to what you are doing! Safety in the Jewelry Studio

24 Tools

25  Sulfuric Acid to clean metal  Liver of Sulfur for coloring metal  to etch metal  Ferric Chloride to etch metal Chemicals

26 There are a number of ways to protect your body, your work space, and your environment. Safety in the Jewelry Studio Protect Your Body Eyes - As an artist, your eyes are your most important asset. Protecting them should always be your top priority Lungs - What we breathe can affect our health, both in the short term and the long run. Skin- Your skin is actually the largest organ in your body, cover it with an apron and pay attention at all times.

27  Goggles or glasses to protect your EYES Finishing (POWER TOOLS)

28  Face Masks to Protect your Lungs Finishing (POWER TOOLS)

29  Ventilation is another important component Finishing (POWER TOOLS)

30 NO GLOVES When using power tools Finishing (POWER TOOLS)

31 Let’s Get Started

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