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Students will create functional jewelry from sheet metal. They will choose an empowering word and design a unique font by considering positive and negative space as they pierce, saw, and refine the word with options to form and embellish based on function.
Areas of Study
Students will define growth mindset and identify the impact of words on mental health.
Students will research and develop lettering to create a unique font using positive and negative space.
Students will create their metalwork from a paper template and sheet metal by sawing and refining.
Facilitate a class discussion about growth mindset and the power of words while collaboratively creating a list. Guide students in researching lettering and developing a unique font. Show the purpose of a template and guide students through the process of piercing and sawing metal. Demonstrate refinement techniques, such as filing, sanding, and buffing.
Teacher Prep Time
Student Studio Time
Supplies and Materials
Paper, pencil, eraser, scissors, glue stick Sheet metal (20 or 24 gauge) Bench pin, sandpaper (500+) Jeweler’s frame, sawblades (#2/0), Hand drill or metal hole punch Hand and needle files, safety glasses, dust/particle mask Optional: wrist mandrel, chasing hammer, rawhide mallet Optional: wax cube, embellishing materials
Introduce Growth Mindset and Brainstorm Words
Discuss the meaning of growth mindset, considering questions such as:
How do words impact emotions?
How does repeating specific words or seeing words often impact one’s self-image (or that of others)?
Brainstorm words connected with feelings.
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