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Navajo silver and turquoise jewelry inspired these first grade necklaces.  We looked at Navajo jewelry to determine the lines and shapes arranged in a radial design.  The pendants were formed by rolling a ball of clay and flattening it into a plump “slider.”  The slider was rolled like a wheel to smooth the sides.   The hole was punched with a straw.  Designs were pressed in using toothpicks, sticks, and paper clips.  When dry, the piece was painted with black acrylic paint.  Silver acrylic paint was dabbed onto the top.  A pattern of silver and turquoise pony beads finished the necklace.

 

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Comments on: "Navajo Silver and Turquoise Jewelry" (1)

  1. I used Crayola air dry clay. We worked on a piece of waxed paper to prevent sticking.

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