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South American Jewelry

In our November ARTventures project, you'll use metal embossing techniques to create pendants inspired by ancient South American artworks.
South American Jewelry Project Example
Tairona Culture, Columbia , Vulture Shaman Effigy Pendant with Necklace in Beak, about 1000-1500 CE

Featured Artwork:
Tairona culture, Columbia, Vulture Shaman Effigy Pendant with Necklace in Beak, about 1000-1500, tumbaga (gold and copper alloy). The Harold W. and Mary Louise Shaw Foundation, L8.2001.59

Materials Needed

• gold toned or plain aluminum tooling foil, 38 gauge, approx. 3” x 3”
• heavy cardstock paper, 4” x 6”, 2-3 sheets
• cardboard sheet, approx. 6” x 6”
• string, approx. 3ft.
• popsicle stick
• hole puncher
• hot glue gun
• hot glue sticks
• scissors

Optional

• plastic gems or beads
• sharpie markers, black, and colors
• aluminum foil (use approx. 3-4 layers taped together as a substitute for tooling foil)

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