*  Jewelry & Craft Design II is designed for beginners through advanced students who have already

        taken Jewelry & Craft Design I. 

    We will explore and combine the following units: FIBERS, METALWORK, MIXED MEDIA

        JEWELRY, and GLASS.




    Ø WIRE SEA GLASS JEWELRY:  We will be creating wire jewelry using sea glass and beads.


    Ø  BUBBLE PRINTS & ZENTANGLES:  We will be exploring 2 more creative and unusual ways to decorate papers including printing with bubbles and zentangles!


    Ø FOLDED PAPER BOOK WITH ELASTIC:  We will use the paper we decorated to cover a handmade book which will be filled with folded paper and have an attached piece of elastic to use as a book marker.


    Ø SILVER & COPPER FABRICATED RING:  You will design and create a textured ring by learning how to create different textures on metal, how to do simple soldering and how using jewelry saws to cut metal.


    Ø KUMIHIMO NECKLACE with BEADS:  We will be learning how to make a rounded, woven necklace with beads.


    Ø PIERCED & RIVETED BRACELET:  We will be designing and creating your own unique bracelet that reviews the soldering process by learning how to “set” a stone onto a piece of metal, and how to connect metal with “cold connections” – similar to riveting.


    Ø SEED BEAD BRACELET:  You will design and create a seed bead bracelet using a traditional Native American bead loom and seed beads.


    Ø WASHER / BEAD / LEATHER NECKLACE:  We will learn how to create a simple necklace using a metal washer!


    Ø FUSED GLASS:  We will learn how to design & create a piece of jewelry by melting pieces of glass together in a jewelry kiln.


    Ø COPPER ENAMELING:  We will learn how to create jewelry using the enameling process of designing, arranging, and melting glass powders.


    Ø POLYMER CLAY:  We will learn how to create unique beads and sculptural items out of polymer clay.


    Ø KNOTTED HEMP JEWELRY:  We will learn and/or review how to make knotted hemp jewelry to be used with the polymer clay beads and other beads. 


    Ø PEWTER CAST MEDALLION:  We will design, carve and create a pewter medallion.




    Teaching Goals:

    1.        The development of creative and critical thinkers.  Every human being needs to have a creative outlet!

    2.        A working understanding of the visual language – Elements and Principles of Art.

    3.        An awareness of art as a multi-cultural experience.

    4.        Realize that the importance of putting forth your consistent best effort will result in quality artwork.


    1.        Start on time, and make good use of your class time.

    2.        Everyone joins in, and everyone participates.  Share your ideas!

    3.        One speaker at a time, and also be a good listener.

    4.        Treat others the way you wish to be treated.

    5.        HAVE FUN!


          Each assignment will be graded on the following:

                                    1.  Design / Composition:  Does your artwork show an understanding of composition with the use of visual

                                         movement, center of interest, and other qualities of design?

                                    2.  Craftsmanship / Presentation:  Does your artwork show a high level of technical excellence and attention

                                         to detail?  Neatness in cutting, gluing, painting, etc.

                                    3.  Expressive Qualities:  Every assignment will provide an opportunity to make your artistic creation unique

                                         to YOU!  Does your artwork express a mood, energy, or feelings in a unique and engaging way?

                                    4.  Effort:  Your grade will reflect your effort, attitude, and use of class time.

    Ø  A:  Superior work, concepts mastered, uses class time to the fullest, takes risks & attempts difficult challenges. 

    Ø  B:  Above average work, understands concepts fully, uses class time well.

    Ø  C:  Average work, understands concepts, does not waste class time. Completes only minimum requirements.

    Ø  D:  Below average work, does not understand concepts, wastes class time, does not complete minimum requirements. Poor attendance.

    Ø  F:  Fails to finish projects or doesn’t turn in projects.  Little effort & has several absences.


    1.        Most of the materials needed for your projects will be provided, but if you choose to further enhance your artwork with additional items, you may do that at                   your own expense.

    2.        The basket project requires yarn – I have some available, but several students may choose to purchase colors of their choice.

    3.        Please do not remove any materials from the art room without permission.  You are to sign them out!


    Absences:  In case of absences, students are expected to make up missed work by spending extra

                                     time on their projects at home or after school.  Students are responsible for seeing me for

                                     information and activities missed.


    Contact Information:

    Mrs. Diane Gronewold

    Anoka High School

    A 241

    Office Phone: 763-506-6447

    Email:  diane.gronewold@ahschools.us


    Are there specific concerns or things I need to know about your student?  Please email me ASAP!