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4-H Arts & Crafts: Jewelry Making Project

October 23, 2019
Jewlery

The Arts and Crafts 4-H project allows youth to learn life skills and grow in project knowledge while expressing creativity in a variety of mediums. Jewelry making gives you the opportunity to make your own accessories or make them as a gift for someone else. This project allows you to get creative and crafty. It is judged on how different and how well it is all put together. 

Level A (grades 3-4)

Level B (grades 5-6)

Level C (grades 7-9)

Level D (grades 10-12)

 

 

Resources

No manual required; however, a Lake County record sheet must be completed (attached below)

**Only a Lake County Record Sheet is needed**

General Exhibit Requirements

Arts & Crafts Record Sheet Required (No Manual)

  1. All exhibits must be finished and ready for intended use.
  2. All projects must be displayed on a board no larger than 20”x20”, covered in black or white fabric only. Fasten pieces securely to the board with small, plain straight pins. County exhibit tags must attached to bottom right hand side of display board.
  3. The jewelry display must be accessible to the judge and/or superintendent of the project. Box or bag for transport only.
  4. Items must be primarily made from the following materials: glass, acrylic, clay, resin, plastic, metal & wood. Other materials may be used with prior approval. Items made primarily from the following materials: embroidery thread, macramé jute, nylon/parachute cord, duct tape, or rubber bands do not qualify for entry. A complete listing of all materials used in the project must be included, in addition to the record sheet.
  5. A pair of earrings counts as one item. They can be of post, wire or clip on variety.
  6. Necklaces, bracelets and anklets in Levels B, C & D are required to have clasps for closure and cannot be strung on elastic. 
  7. Kits are permitted for Level A only.
  8. Bead loom and seed beads are allowable for levels C & D only.
  9. Exhibits shall be judged on appearance, craftsmanship, and creativity.
  10. Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion may be selected for State Fair entry (Crafts).

Level Requirements

Level A (grades 3-4)

  1. Exhibit one piece of jewelry; i.e., necklace, bracelet, or pair of earrings, etc.
  2. Necklaces and bracelets should be a single strand of beads or chain only.

Level B (grades 5-6)

  1. Exhibit two pieces of jewelry; i.e., necklace, bracelet, anklet, barrette, or pair of earrings, etc.
  2. Necklaces and bracelets can be no more than two strands of beads or chain only.

Level C (grades 7-9)

  1. Exhibit three pieces of jewelry; i.e., necklace, bracelet, anklet, earrings, barrette, cuff, rings, headbands, brooches,etc.
  2. Necklaces and bracelets can be more than one strand of beads or chain. 3. Items used must be made from the following materials: glass, acrylic, clay, resin, plastic, metal & wood.

Level D (grades 10-12)

  1. Exhibit four or more pieces of jewelry; i.e., necklace, bracelet, earrings, barrette, cuff, rings or brooches, etc.
  2. Necklace or bracelet must have a focal pendant or beads (three or more) used in construction.
  3. Necklaces or bracelets can be more than one strand of beads or chain.
  4. Pendants can be wire wrapped or have a bail attached for stringing.
  5. Members at this level are encouraged to explore advanced jewelry techniques and design their own pieces using a variety of materials and techniques for the finished items.

 

Interested in sponsoring a trophy or award for this project? Please contact the project superintendent or Extension Office at 219-755-3240 to learn more!

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